Congratulations to David Rodoreda Sala of Navas Spain, the winner of our T-Shirt Design Contest!
We liked his design because it was unique and creative, would spark a great conversation with a non-splitboarder, and might even be a good checklist to consult when you’re heading out the door. (Come on now, be honest, how many of you show up ready to roll and realize you forgot your skins? Or one pole? It happens to the best of us!)
Spark: Where is your hometown?
DRS: I was born in a small village called Santa Maria d’Olo, near Barcelona. I’m living now in Navas, in the middle of Catalonia: 1 hour driving from the sea and 1 hour driving from the Pyrenees.
Spark: What do you do for a living?
DRS: I’m working as an industrial designer in a company which manufactures laser coding and marking equipment.
Spark: We love your design, do you have a background in art or graphic design?
DRS: I don’t have any background in art or graphic design. I just do it as a hobby!
Spark: How long have you been splitboarding?
DRS: I’ve been snowboarding for 17 years now. In the past, I used to use snowshoes to climb a mountain and I went down snowboarding. However, when I discovered splitboarding (5 years ago) my universe changed completely …
Spark: What is your favorite type of terrain or place to ride backcountry?
DRS: I normally go to the Catalan or French Pyrenees, which are really close: 1 hour from home.
Spark: What’s your most memorable adventure on your split?
DRS: Watching the sunset from the top of the highest mountain in Spain (Aneto, 3.403 meters above sea level) and going down on my splitboard. Such a priceless experience!
David won a set of Burners and of course, some of the first printed T’s hot off the press. Enjoy, bud!
Thank you to everyone who sent us designs and participated in the contest. It was a ton of fun for us, and we hope to keep having contests like this in the future, we’ll keep you posted.