Name: Raewyn Reid
Birth date: January 12th, 1989
Following in the footsteps of Calgary native Leanne Pelosi, and under her care, Raewyn is the next to make a name for her self. True to form, she's a city rail specialist who's adept in the park, taken to filming, and grateful to be along for the ride
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2. You recently won Transworld snowboarding Women's Rookie of the year 2009. How did you feel when you won & what do you think gave you the edge in winning that award in comparison to other Rookies?
I was really stoked for sure. I have a lot of respect for Transworld and I was so excited to even have been nominated, to win was just a plus plus really. Bev is so sick and one of my best friends, and Ellery kills it so hard in pipe so I think it must have been pretty close for sure. I guess my video part might have been the deciding factor but I think it was really anyones game.
3. What are you future goals within your blossoming snowboarding career?
I really just want to keep getting better, to me progression is the most important thing. I want to be really sick at rails, jumps, backcountry, park, everything. It would even be cool to be able to put down a decent halfpipe run one of these days. I have a lot of respect for well rounded riders and I think its so sick to be pushing snowboarding for snowboarding, not just snowboarding for rails or whatever you feel the most comfortable doing.
4. Women's riding has seen some huge progression over the last few years. What do you think has contributed to this?
I think it's just a drive to be better. It is still a pretty young sport in comparison to the mens side, and it is more competitive now than it has ever been. I also think that women's specific film projects like Misschief and Runway have played a huge role in this because before it was always women's video parts in mens movies, as opposed to putting out a sick all girls film. I think that the last four years have really put women's snowboarding into a league of its own.
5. Describe your last snowboarding session using just 3 words.
FUN, Powdery, awesome.
6. Who are your regular shred buddies & why do you like to ride with them ?
Leanne Pelosi, One life crew, all the Calgary kids. They are all super creative and fun to hang out with whether you are snowboarding or just cruising. Good people and lots of laughs, why not?
7. You are from Canada. What does it mean to be a Canadian snowboarder ?
I am very proud to be Canadian and I feel as though I am in good company. It means that you have to work hard and party harder!!
8. What friendly words of advice can you give to aspiring young female riders wishing to be successful at snowboarding?
Love what your doing and have fun, the rest should fall into place if it's meant to be. And take most things with a grain of salt because that's the best way to stay out of the bull shit, and that's the stuff will make you old and jaded.
9. Who are your sponsors?
10. Today Raewyn Reid is feeling....?
Stoked! Just got back from a super fun Powder trip, slept in late, and had breakfast waiting for me when I woke up.
BSA thanks Raewyn for taking the time to do this interview. We wish her the very best in her blossoming snowboarding career.