“Bona Fide”, A Winter in Helsinki With Joonas Eloranta

We thought Joonas could no longer afford to pay the price tag of snowboarding, but his most recent video defies just that.

“Bona Fide”, A Winter in Helsinki With Joonas Eloranta

We thought Joonas could no longer afford to pay the price tag of snowboarding, but his most recent video defies just that.

October 18, 2022
Words By Torment Staff Individual Parts

We thought It's Not You, It's Me was Joonas Eloranta's farewell to snowboarding. With a caption as follows, it's hard to think otherwise:

"Filming a legit full part is one of the best challenges snowboarding has to offer, but it comes at a price that many can’t afford to pay. And the older you get, the more expensive that price tag becomes because time is money. I will always love you snowboarding, but I can no longer afford to pay the price tag."

No doubt was this a respectable way to raise the white flag to the sport we all hold so dear to our heart; prioritizing your family and the responsibilities that come with it is a given.

But hey, don't judge a boarder by the title of their video. Joonas is back, this time around with a video aptly titled for his situation. Bona Fide is a 4-minute glimpse into Joonas's relentless relationship with snowboarding—an offering that showcases his unwavering love for the sport. If this flick doesn't epitomize what it means to be a bona fide boarder, we don't know what does.

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