Team Skateboard Completes


The House Team Skateboard Gear

There is nothing better than getting the skate team together for a little session.  The Little Canada skate park is less than a mile away from The House Boardshop and the the crew is always willing to get some shots.

When you see someone killing it at the park you may wonder what they’re riding, but there is park etiquette;  generally you’ll never ask what other people are skating.  It’s weird.  That’s why you’ll see some of our team skateboard completes below.  Don’t be afraid though, if you ever see Joe and Justin Scherer, Danny Kern or Kenny Peterson at the park feel free to chat them up.  They won’t bite.


Kenny Peterson Complete

Kenny Peterson Skate Complete

Skateboard:  Darkstar Lunker Al 
Trucks:  Thunder
Wheels:  Darkstar Skull Street Formula
Bearings:  Independent Genuine
Hardware:  Independent Phillips
Grip Tape:  Mob


Joe Scherer Complete

Joe Scherer Skate Complete

Skateboard:  Superior I Heart
Trucks:  Krux Downlow LTD
Wheels:  Secret
Bearings:  Element Thriftwood
Hardware:  Diamond Rodrigues Hella Tight
Grip Tape:  Superior Checker


Justin Scherer Complete

Justin Scherer Skate Complete

Skateboard:  Enjoi Whitey Panada
Trucks:  Royal Four Low
Wheels:  Speed Demons Greaser
Bearings:  Loaded Jehu Precision
Hardware:  Speed Demons Allen 
Grip Tape:  Superior Spiral


Danny Kern Complete

Danny Kern Skate Complete

Skateboard:  Darkstar Anagram Al 
Trucks:  Krux Downlow LTD 
Wheels:  Plan B Paul Rodriguez
Bearings:  Shortys Black Panther
Hardware:  Shortys Phillips Lights
Grip Tape:  Mob

Rider Bio: Viktor Simco

Viktor Simco

It takes a lot to be Viktor Simco.  Imagine growing up as a skate kid in Texas and then moving to Minnesota.  Seeing snow for the first time and feeling an air temperature below 50° must have been shocking, but Viktor handled it well.  He took his skate skills and transitioned (no pun intended) it right into snowboarding.  Where do you think all of his style comes from?

Yeah Vik!

Viktor Simco Does It Right – Photo by Sean Kerrick Sullivan

For the last 13 seasons Viktor has called a few resorts home; Mont Du Lac, Spirit Mountain, Hyland Hills, and Trollhaugen.  Viktor can pretty much be found anywhere with a toe rope.  His skate style has landed him on the Rome Amary team, it’s a well deserved position and he’ll only keep going to up from here.  Putting time in with film crews Think Thank, Rome Snowboards, and Bald E-Gal Viktor has been around the block and back.


Up in the air...!

Viktor Simco Droppin’ Big – Photo by Sean Kerrick Sullivan

Being inspired by Andrew Reynold and Bjorn Leines, Viktor has found the true meaning of style and individuality.  His Father and Grandfather taught him to think about more than himself.  After Viktor’s Grandfather was diagnosed Alzheimer’s and he decided to fight back.  Three seasons ago Viktor start a contest called Ollies for Alheimer’s.  It’s a high ollie contest that gives all contest proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The furture is looking bright for Viktor.  He’s continuing to pursue filming with Think Thank, Airblaster Clothing, Rome Snowboards, and Bald E-Gal.  If he ever decides to take time off the snow Viktor will probably be in Brazil sipping strawberry Daiquiris with a grip of babes.

Viktor Simco's Complete Seet Up

Viktor Simco’s Complete Set Up

1.  Dye – T1 Goggles
2.  House of 1817 – Yuck Mouth Beanie
3.  Airblaster – Freedom Snowboard Jacket
4.  Rome – Old No. 51 Snowboard Mittens
5.  Airblaster – Freedom Snowboard Pants
6. Rome – Folsom Snowboard Boots
7. Rome – 390 Boss Snowboard Bindings
8. Rome – Reverb Rocker Snowboard

Viktor Simco’s Snowboard Set Up

Viktor Simco’s Airblaster Freedom Jacket

Viktor Simco’s Airblaster Freedom Pants

Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew

Bubble Gum Crew

Bubble Gum Crew  The Bubble Gum Crew is a collection of female snowboarders that love snowboarding, bubble gum, and being with each other.  It all started with a blog and snowballed into something much greater.  Juggling school and work this wild crew still finds time to enjoy each other’s company while riding and of course, blowing bubbles.

There isn’t a membership fee to join the Bubble Gum Crew; only a small list of requirements and one initiation test.  First off you have to be female and secondly you need to chew Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape® when you ride.  The membership skill test is hard – you need the ability to blow a bubble the size of your own head.

Bubble Gum Crew

The greatest part of being a Bubble Gum Crew member is the camaraderie.  No one has dared to leave the Bubble Gum Crew.  Doing so hurts.  If someone happens to leave a wave of termination would follow on their blog, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and Instagram.  No one would ever imagine leaving.  The bond these girls have is stronger than lock tight binding hardware and they’re not getting loose.

The girls compete every once and a while but mostly ride for fun.  It seams that that brands, governing bodies, and event organizers aren’t paying enough attention to women’s snowboarding.  Why is prize money lower for women?  Why do women’s heats usually drop last in rail jam?  Women ride just has hard as men, put their lives at risk, and are on snow the same amount of time.  Everything should even out.  Luckily there are groups like the Bubble Gum Crew doing their best to make women’s snowboarding better.

Hannah Lord Gettin' DownHolding down turf at Hyland comes with a price.  The House of 1817 is the Bubble Gum Crew’s only rival.  Instead of fighting they slap high fives, do trains through the park, and party together.  Wells Fargo Bank actually denied a Bubble Gum Crew check card design because they though it was a gang sign.  The only weapons these girls carry are smiles and attitudes of complete stokedness.

The Bubble Gum Crew has stayed true to their mission – ride together and chew gum.  It’s that simple.  If you’re a girl and have friends that ride, start a girls only snowboard crew.  Have it revolve around snowboarding and another common interest.  The snowboard world needs more girls that thrash together, push each other, and do more than sit on the top of the park.  Someday if you’re lucky enough your crew could be cool as the Bubble Gum Crew.

Bubble Gum Crew Members

Hannah LordHannah Lord
There is always someone that’s having more fun than you, usually it’s Hannah Lord.  This witty firecracker will keep laugh longer than you can stand and push you off a box if you get in her way.


Gabi RolstadGabi Rolstad
This girl is beyond sarcastic.  If you don’t get it, you never will.  She’s all laughs until she hits the snow, from then on it’s all business.  Gabi’s a snow gansta’.


Laura SchaeferLaura Schaefer
You wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Laura holds the world’s fastest speed on a snowboard if you ever saw her ride.  She rides fast and presses hard – a true killer.


Bubble Gum Crew’s Social Feed

Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew

Rider Bio: Ryan Paul

Ryan Paul – The Snowboarder

Upside down and inside out is the imaginative creativity of Ryan Paul.  A rider who does what he wants and lives life by his own terms can best describe RP.  Ryan has a canny knack for riding in ways no one else dreams of; hence the Backside Nollie Frontflip Backside 180 Out on a Down Bar Donkey at the West Coast Invitational at Mammoth in 201o that awarded him $10,000.

Long before instant world fame the WCI brought Ryan, he was riding harder than anyone else.  Learning the love at Afton Alps Ryan has constantly been pushing boundaries of riding and style since he started (speaking of style have you seen his Switchback Bindings Pro Colorway?).  The 2012/2013 season has already started off great for RP – he landed in 3rd place at the Downtown Throwdown collecting a cool $2,000.

Although Ryan has won tons of cash riding he doesn’t do it for the money.  He rides because he loves it.  Sure, winning money helps with travel expenses and all of his sponsor contribute, but I’m pretty sure if he was flat broke and riding 7 year old gear Ryan would still be hiking stairs and doing laps everyday.

Ryan Paul’s Complete Set Up

1.  Giro – Station Goggles
2.  Coal – Soma Beanie
3.  686 – Factor Snowboard Jacket
4.  686 – Horizon Mittens
5.  686 – Raw Snowboard Pants
6.  Thirtytwo – Lashed Snowboard Boots
7.  Switchback – Ryan Paul Pro Model Snowboard Bindings
8.  Zion – Zany Earth Ryan Paul Pro Model
9.  Zany Earth – Zany Pouch

Ryan Paul’s Snowboard Set Up

Ryan Paul’s Switchback Bindings

Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew – Gabi Rolstad

Gabi Rolstad

Bubble Gum CrewGabi Rolstad is the badass of the Bubble Gum Crew.  Even though she can’t blow a bubble the size of her head she’s still part of the most feared girls snowboarding crew in all the land.

Gabi isn’t afraid to express her opinion about the state of women’s snowboarding.  She knows how to have fun and rips like a saw blade through a sheet of rotten ply wood.  If you see a girl snapping Back 3’s off  jibs at Hyland, it’s probably Gabi.

Gabi - Bubble Gum Crew

Gabi Rolstad’s Snowboard Gear

Beanie:  Ralph Lauren
Goggle:  Electric EG2 Goggles
Jacket:  Holden
Gloves:  Rome
Pants:  Holden
Boots:  32 – Thirtytwo
Bindings:  Rome
Board:  Rome Detail
Gum:  Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®

Gabi Rolstad’s Social Feeds

Twitter: @gabirolstad
Instagram: @gabriellerolstad
Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew

More Bubble Gum Crew Members

Hannah LordHannah Lord
Hannah is the Bubble Gum Crew’s bubble blowing mob boss.  Not only does she hold the world in the palm of her hand, she also hold’s Hyland Hills’ record for largest bubble blown on the towrope.


Laura SchaeferLaura Schaefer
Known to sing Pour Some Sugar On Me on a whim Laura does much more than that, she rides hard and loves it.  You can catch her ripping through Hyland on any given day; actually you probably wont, she rides pretty fast.



Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew – Hannah Lord

Hannah Lord

Bubble Gum CrewComedy, Hannah has it.  If you’re not a brick you probably will laugh at every other thing she says.  There is one thing that Hannah takes seriously, having fun.  If she was a mob boss she’d probably make you laugh before killing you.

Hannah has been a Hyland Hills local since before Transworld and Snowboarder picked up on the spot.  She knows every nook and cranny of the place and has slayed more laps than than you can count.  Hannah is guaranteed to have a roll of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape® on her at all times and have more fun than you snowboarding all while doing it with the Bubble Gum Crew.

Hannah - Bubble Gum Crew

Hannah Lord’s Snowboard Gear

Beanie:  H&M
Goggle:  Anon
Jacket:  Lita
Gloves:  Empire
Pants:  Burton
Boots:  32 – Thirtytwo
Bindings:  Rome
Board:  Rome
Gum:  Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®

Hannah Lord’s Social Feeds

Twitter: @HFLord
Instagram: @faithlord
Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew & Bad Kitty

More Bubble Gum Crew Members

Gabi Rolstad

Gabi Rolstad
If you’re quick witted enough to catch her sarcasm you’ll get enough one-liners to make the world’s funniest deadpan trilogy.  What isn’t funny about Gabi is her riding, she seriously kills it.


Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer
Mix a girl, a snowboard, and a roll of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape® in a bowl and you’ll end up with Laura.  With an undying love for winter and fashion she makes even the coolest of cool kids say “rad’.


Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew – Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer

Bubble Gum CrewWhat does Hurley Fashion Design Intern Laura Schaefer do for fun?  It’s simple, she snowboards as often as possible, usually with the Bubble Gum Crew.  Laura holds her life together tighter than she holds grabs.  Somehow she manages to ride, be present at every snowboard video premiere/party, and attend school full time.

There are two types of snowboarders; those who “ride”, the kind that sit in the chalet all day, and then there’s those who RIDE.  Laura is a RIDER, she pushes hard and rides fast.  It’s almost impossible to keep up with her with a follow cam.  She’s the girl that’s only in the chalet to lace up her boots and that’s why she’s fearless in the park.

Laura - Bubble Gum Crew


Laura Schaefer’s Snowboard Gear

Beanie:  Neff
Goggle:  Sabre Easy Rider
Jacket:  Cappel
Gloves:  Celtek
Pants:  Roxy
Boots:  32 – Thirtytwo
Bindings:  Rome
Board:  Capita Saturnia
Gum:  Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®

Laura Schaefer’s Social Feeds

Twitter: @LsEllen
Instagram: @lauraschaefer
Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew & laura.ellen.schaefer

More Bubble Gum Crew Members

Gabi RolstadGabi Rolstad
Gabi feeds the fuel the Bubble Gum Crew burns.  She rode over +100 days last season, thrashed an unthinkable amount of park laps, and chewed her way through 18.5 rolls of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®.


Hannah LordHannah Lord
What would you do if you loved snowboarding and bubble gum?  Well, Hannah and the girls started their own crew that revolve around both.  Girls, gum, and snowboarding will always be a great mix.

Welcome to the Team: Kenny Peterson

Kenny Peterson

It wasn’t long ago that Danny Kern brought Kenny Peterson along on a House photoshoot.  It was June 21st to be exact, National Go Skate Day, in Minneapolis.  Kenny blew everyone away with his attitude and drive to get a good shots, over and over again.

Fast forward a month and now Kenny is on The House Skate Team.  Cheers to you Kenny – thanks for being rad and having such a deep passion for skating.  Awesome job at the Midwest Melee.  Keep having fun and welcome to the team.

Kenny Peterson’s Bio

DOB: 10/05/1991

Hometown: Blaine, MN


Stance: Regular

Board: Size 8

Trucks: Chrome Independents

Wheels: Any White Wheels

Bearings: Reds


Shoes: Size 9

Sponsors: The House Boardshop!

Why do you skate? Free my mind, Passion

Skate Icon:

First Trick: Kickflip

Last Trick: No Such Thing

Gnarliest Spot: “The Man Rail” off 35w and County Rd D

First Memory: Taking First Place In My First Competition

Last Love: One Love.. Skateboarding

Favorite Book: Tony Hawks Autobiography

Favorite Video: “Kill It”

Favorite Website:

Hero/Heroine: Og the skater without legs! Apparently..Nothing’s holding that guy back

Inspirations: Future Generations of Skateboarding to Advance the Sport


2012 Midwest Melee

If you ever get the chance to skate in the Midwest Melee, do it.  If you ever get the chance to watch the Midwest Melee, do it.

A few years ago we did the 3rd Lair Summer Series with Benny Milam and everyone was killing it.  Now, well, you could say things escalated quickly and the level of skating has popped through the roof.  Every grom from the Summer Series has grown into bearded who destroy the Midwest Melee.

The 2012 Midwest Melee was a spectacular display of skill and progression and only 3rd Lair could host such a great event.  Qualifiers were a bloodbath battle of epic proportions on Saturday, and by the time Semi-Finals and Finals came around on Sunday it was an all out war.  In between skater’s 60 second runs the park got flooded for 10 seconds with riders trying to dial in last minute tricks (absolute chaos).

The sweatiest man in the park award went to Danny Kern who thrashed around like there was no tomorrow insight,  Corey Millett landed bolts more times than anyone else, and Kenny Peterson ripped his was into 4th place.  The Midwest Melee never disappoints, ever.

2012 Midwest Melle Final Results

8 & Under
1st Leif Trasser
2nd Zyler Tracey
3rd Marcus Moore
4th Dayin Sylavong
5th Blayne Kildahl

9 to 12
1st Jasper Steinbach
2nd Matthew Stokke
3rd Lance O’Connor
4th Jakob Amundsen
5th Carter (Enzo) Nguyen
6th Duncan Seltzer
7th Caleb Roepke
8th Jake Shug
9th Anthony Culhane
10th Jack Quarles

13 & Up
1st Ben Fjerstad
2nd Devante Erlandsen
3rd Stone Sullivan
4th Robert Iyer-Erickson
5th Jamiroquai Tyler
6th Dallas Thurston
7th Collin Hartgrave
8th Justin Larue
9th Noah Fjerstad
10th Scott Arndt

1st Dan Coe
2nd Tanner VanVark
3rd Malik Jones
4th Kenny Peterson
5th Jake Rogers
6th Shalom Larson
7th Jonathon Reese
8th Lucas Fillhouer
9th Timmy Johnson
10th Corey Millett
11th Kevin Heger
12th Tye Halek
13th Eli Rashad
14th Justin Derick
15th Benny Milam
16th Henry Gartland
17th Danny Kern
18th Jace Torkelson
19th Anna Reese
20th Ryan Wood



Ryan Paul Pro Colorway – Switchback Bindings

Switchback Bindings Ryan Paul Pro Colorway

Of all the Switchback Binding Pro Colorways RP’s is our favorite.  Although the Miami Dolphins haven’t been the same since Dan Marino retired, Ryan Paul is bringing the colors back to life.  Customize your Switchback Bindings and ride the PR Colorway!