Snowboard Life’s Top 25: Tester Profiles

Powerful, fast, and knowledgeable, Kevin Delaney was a natural choice for the Snowboard Life Top 25 test team. The guy’s been ISF world champ-ya think he knows how a snowboard should work? Hmm. Besides his competition credentials, Kevin’s also taught countless people how to snowboard through his adult camps and is a veteran of Snow Country‘s board tests. He’s an all-around snowboarding authority and still one of the best freeriders in the world.

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 185 pounds
Boot size: 10

Robyn Hakes

Snowboard Life‘s newly appointed Associate Editor Robyn Hakes is the ultimate student of snowboarding, which means she’s spent the last few years figuring out how to snowboard as much as possible. And who could blame her? Developing fast as a snowboarder, Robyn represents the experienced recreational freerider. Light on her board but full of energy, she’s the ideal rider to test how well the 1999/2000 freeriding offerings work for smaller female riders.

Height: 5’4″
Weight: 105 pounds
Boot size: Women’s 7

Kurt Hoy

Snowboard Life‘s own Senior Editor Kurt Hoy brought a superb snowboarding acumen to the Top 25. A veteran of both the racing circuit and boardercross contests, and a highly regarded instructor (not to mention the four years he’s traveled the globe pissing away this mag’s travel budget), Kurt’s just about seen it all during his fourteen years of snowboarding. Like Kevin, Kurt also helped Snow Country (R.I.P) with its board tests-experience that proved invaluable as we conducted our first. A fast and powerful freerider, Kurt’s mission during the Top 25 was to “find the limits of each board.”

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160 pounds
Boot size: 9