AKA Big Al
BLOOD TYPE O Once the up-and-comer she's now the bad girl of the circuit. No real fixed address - she crashes with friends, wears whatever, and parties her free time away. Allegra can be found hanging out at the staff housing ghetto, usually sitting in the halls with friends, partying hard, and getting everyone psyched to go out on the town. Young and energetic she turns her nose at training. Allegra uses her natural ability and young muscles to power her way through her comps. Her past youthful eagerness and attitude have grown into full blown aggression. Tabloids pounced on the story of Allegra taking a swing at Elise, having a fling with Psymon (she left him teary eyed - he never recovered). Sponsors barely tolerate her, and do so because of her string of successes. Many wonder if Allegra will simply burn out.
BLOOD TYPE O NEG A born self promoter, when she's out of the media's eye she gets restless. With a steady bubbling of aggression under the surface, Elise has been known to go 'on a tear' when the circuit is done. Seeking an endless stream of challenges to keep things fresh, Elise has tried her hand at launching her own 'Amazon-type' clothing line, starring in a few films (B horror, sexy female commando), dating and chewing up a long list of A list celebrity suitors, and showing a complete lack of restraint when it comes to getting into trouble. Ambitious, driven - if she's not fighting for gold on the SSX circuit she's tearing the place apart due to boredom. With skiing debuting on the circuit this year - Elise sees an opportunity to reinvent herself - and add another series of wins to her career.
AKA Tricky' Nishidake
BLOOD TYPE B POS Known in the past as the "Tokyo Pop Girl", Kaori was always the friendliest, chirpiest one on the circuit. Although still ready with a smile Kaori has toned it down a bit especially after hanging out with 'crazy man' Sid. Her attitude has shifted to fully focusing on her success. Her style of riding and fashion has grown up a bit - but still uniquely hers. With the new circuit underway Kaori is dead centre of the winning, the partying, and the action. Friendly to a fault, Kaori has developed a bit of an edge this time around. Some say it's the increased level of competition others blame it on her new 'friend' Sid.
MacKenzie 'Mac' Fraser
VERTICAL 5' 10"
AKA Mac 'Smack' Fraser
BLOOD TYPE O POS An older Mac now projects a more confident and capable attitude. Less the erratic and immature young man - more the pro snowboarder who knows his life is going to be filled with the good things - mountains, powder, women, and buds. His teenage sense of mischief and pointless fun still exists - but has now developed into a sly, calculating creative sense of 'what can I mess with now?' He's is no longer the gawky teen with raging acne. With a sweet pad on the mountain (filled with empty pizza boxes, buddies, and video games), Mac is living the pro rider's dream. Doing what he wants, when he wants - with a whole lotta style and an ear to ear smirk.
BLOOD TYPE A Nate was always known as a big time "Mountain Man". His work horse ethic and straight shooting attitude got him far when he entered onto the SSX circuit. Although Nate enjoys the company of his fellow SSXrs, he still prefers the emptiness and solitude of the high alpine. He puts up with the interviews, photo shoots, guest appearances to a point. It's a necessary evil, keeps him front and centre of his competitors. Nate prepped for the new circuit by immersing himself in the backcountry. Riding every day, catching his own meals - a self imposed backcountry boot camp has made him hungrier and tougher than he ever was. Nate has established himself as a major player.
AKA Sketchy Psymon
BLOOD TYPE B Psymon has always been known as a lunatic - out to hurt himself and those around him by going bigger and scarier than anyone else. With the biggest SSX season yet starting up - Psymon has changed his 'strategy' a bit. It's become less about the' big and scary show' - and more about channeling the fury into becoming an icon. Watching the other SSX'rs reap the benefits of fat sponsors and lucrative marketing - Psymon is demanding his cut of the pie. Although he hired an agent to help him get what he wanted - three days into the relationship Psymon head-butted him repeatedly, reduced him to tears, and caused him to wet his pants in public. Psymon took matters into his own hands - and decided on an image... The Riding Master of Metal.
AKA The Smipster
BLOOD TYPE O Neg Sid is a certain 'kind' of celebrity. You're either fascinated by him, worship him, or completely despise him. Sid is a funkified philosopher who allows his unique fashion and surgical riding to do his talking. Cold, aloof, Sid is rarely seen without his massive sunglasses and serious expression. Sid rarely speaks to anyone other than his crew; he looks down upon all - especially the other SSX riders and skiers most Sid is the type of guy who would have hung around Andy Warhol and his kind, Sid's personality is quite similar - quirky, bizarre, mixed with a definite dose of the twisted. But it all disappears on the mountain. Riding hard Sid turns into a hollering fool, distracting his competitors, pulling down wins - and establishing himself as the next wild thing. Oh yeah - he's crazy for Kaori.
BLOOD TYPE B Female skier from Australia (Gold Coast). Considered the rising star of the freeski world. Epitomizes the surfer girl persona of freshness, good health, unforced cool, and athleticism. She's a clothing sponsor's dream come true. Has a bit of an edge to her (similar to young tennis proteges who are sweet & talented, but deep down possessing an almost psychotic drive and focus). Where Allegra is rude and aggressive, Skye is chirpy and ambitious. Everything she does is for competition and hobbies are centered around improving her chances of winning on the slopes - surfing, triathlons, cycling. There is immediate friction between her and Allegra and although Skye may be hyper and positive and she doesn't suffer fools, and doesn't like being made fun of (her accent) or challenged. Sets herself apart from the others by being known for her edge control at high speeds and dangerous high alpine challenges.
AKA The Captain
BLOOD TYPE A Tyson is 8 years Nate's junior. Growing up on the ranch Tyson let it be known early he was the insane one in the family. His formative years were spent breaking everything he owned - bike, skateboard, dog, skis. Tyson always looked up to Nate, and often attempted bigger and better stunts just to impress him. When Nate hit the tour Tyson decided he would follow in his big bros footsteps - but in his own way - freeskiing. Tyson has done well for being a newbie on the SSX circuit. Even at such an early stage Tyson has shown his stuff by attracting a gaggle of top name sponsors. Looking smooth and slick in free shwag - Tyson is prepping to unleash his riding insanity on his unsuspecting competitors.
VERTICAL 5 '6"
AKA 'Royal' Payne
BLOOD TYPE B NEG Zoe has always been the unpredictable one - the one who rides her way - by her rules. This year the circuit sees a Zoe who is taking it one step further. A faster Zoe.
A stronger Zoe.
A skiing Zoe. Switching to two planks instead of one Zoe has blown the minds of her fans by taking the sport to a new level of madness. Fully living the rock star lifestyle, Zoe is tearing up the circuit with new tricks, new records and new wildness. As usual Zoe has distanced herself from the rest with her skill and her style.