Arthur Longo

Arthur Longo

De: Les 2 Alpes Age: 27

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07/21/88

Name: Arthur Longo

Date of Birth: 21.07.88

Place of Origin: Les Deux Alpes

Current Residence: Kinda Les Deux Alpes

Stance: Mainly Regular

Other Sponsors: Vans, Electric, Burn Energy Drink, Les 2 Alpes, Sosh, Skullcandy

Arthur Longo is a transition specialist, the bigger the tranny, the better.. When Terje himself says "Arthur is one of the guys I look to for speed and amplitude during Quarter pipe events" you know you're doing something right. Terje should be a TM, cause Arthur said "thanks for the props" and went on to win The Arctic Challenge, back in 2009… Then, year after year Arthur has been stepping up his game with killer parts in the Pirate Films "Hooked" (2010), "Bottom Line" (2011) and the stellar opening part of "Unique8" (2012). Lately though, its been all about pipes for Arthur, who has his eyes set on the 2014 Sotchi Olympics… With an insane run at the 2013 Euro X-Games in Tignes that earned him 2nd place, this uncharacteristic frenchie is already qualified for the No-Rainbow Games. Go Arthur!

What was your first snowboard? The first one I can recall is a Nitro 114 that I still have in my garage. I just had a look at it, it's funny it's way stiffer than the boards I use now.

What was your first snowboard movie that got you hooked? It's either TB4 either Subject Haakonsen but I'm probably mixing up the years I was really young. I watched Terje's movie again lately... Still amazing!

Scariest moment of the season? I fell on my back last summer in New Zealand. I was riding the pipe and made a mistake, went off the coping then back into the icy wall straight on my back. It's of course scary to fall so hard on your bones, one was broken by the way.

Best trip? Two seasons ago I went to Haines in Alaska to shoot some lines in those big mountains. I stayed up there for 5 weeks at the end of the contest season, it was awesome to be in a complete different world for quite some time. Everything was new for me, learning how to ride those lines, learning to be patient for the weather, discovering the wild life... It was such a good experience with some amazing people. My goal is to go back there as soon as I get the chance.

One item you always have in your snowboard pants? As a typical French man I used to have French snacks (ciggies) everywhere I was going to but I got rid of them lately. I don't need much to snowboard... Maybe my phone so I can capture some good times...

Besides snowboarding? There's too many things I feel I don't have time to do. I go thru phases, right now I take pictures and start to draw stuff. I love doing sport in general, surf, skate, soccer, anything... I love to hang with my friends and I love going to concerts.

Future plans? I kinda planned my time towards the next Olypics for about a year now. I want to do good there. When this is over I'll go back to filming and to some more creative projects...

RELATED NEWS + VIDEO

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Retrospection video by Olivier Gittler and Arthur Longo
If you plan on only seeing ONE snowboard video this year, then here you have it. Volcom lifer Olivier Gittler and his trusty collaborator Arthur Longo just put together a full length edit of all their Instagram short clips from the winter past.. In it you’ll see their unique take on snowboarding. And as you’ll watch you’ll slowly realise that “higher and further”’ isn’t always the goal. That it is just as much about the right turn at the right place at the right time. Or a backflip? And another backflip.. Backflips are never wrong. At times it might even look like the boys are bored with their day job (?!?) as they seem to be surfing more than snowboarding. But why not? Therein lies the beauty of this edit.. Get out off the park and look at what’s hidden behind it.  Or even IN it, as you follow our friends and their friends, finding park lines yet to be thought of.. Or making their own park outside of the park.. This is truly beautiful Olivier .. Please do even more of what you’re already doing.  Filmed on location in Les Des Alpes, Kitzsteinhorn, Chamonix, US Open, Arlberg and more Music: Leopard Ale IG: @leopard_ale
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Arthur Longo interview in the latest issue of Snow Surf Mag
Check out some of the amazing“never before seen” pics of Arthur Longo in his latest Snow Surf Mag interview here: Snowsurf_147_Longo
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Arthur Longo inks another multi-year deal with Volcom
Easiest contract negotiations ever Volcom Snowboarding is very happy to inform that one of our favourite human beings and snowboarders, Arthur Longo, has renewed his contract with Volcom for multiple years. The man himself had this to say about the re-signing: “I couldn’t be happier to be able to continue to work closely with Volcom, a company where I’ve felt as part of a family for over 10 year now. I am grateful for the freedom and support that Volcom continues to offer me. Now let’s go snowboarding” Backside air in the Breck pipe last December. Pic by Brian Smith 2015 was a great year for Arthur. From scoring the TW Snow Cover while filming a standout part for Origins, in between doing the full pipe contest tour, Insert full part here: http://www.snowsurf.com/video-arthur-longo-origin to landing on the podium with a 2nd place in pipe at the US Open, a cameo in Blueprint Episode 2 and another distinct part in the Vans movie “First Layer” earned him the honour of cracking the Top 10 Rider of the Year awards at Snowboarder Mag: Click here for the full story Arthur at the Origins cover jump, shot by Andy Wright “Arthur is a guy you want in your corner for too many reasons to mention, reasons reaching far beyond his snowboarding wizardry. I’m looking forward to many more years on the road with you buddy! Cheers to the future” Jan Prokes- Volcom EU’s Snow Division Manager Bs Air Kitzsteinhorn “Ground Control at Salzburg Airport intercepted this casual bs air at the Kitz Hip” Follow Arthur on Instagram @arthur_longo Pensive Arthur in New Zealand
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Arthur Longo on the cover of Snowboard Mag Holland
Hats off to Arthur and photographer Matt Georges for collaborating on this shot of Arthur getting barreled under his own spray.
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See Arthur Longo in the latest Electric and Desillusion collab video
Here’s a slightly different snowboarding edit, shot at home in Arthur Longo’s extended garden
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Arthur Longo scores the new TW Snow cover
Congrats to Arthur for scoring not just the cover but also the back cover. See the “making of story” HERE. FUN FACT: Arthur filmed nearly his entire part in Origins, the new TW SNOW movie, wearing our entry-level Alternate Jacket in the CRL colorway. Arthur could have worn any jacket he wanted but chose this one.  Just goes to show that our least expensive jacket is more than good enough for one of our top riders, clocking more than 120 days on snow annually.  Please use that for all it’s worth.