[ak] underground – Dave Basterrechea
alias: cheetah dave
perspective: goofy foot
orientation: 15 degrees front, -7 degrees back
mileage: dropping in since 1987
co-conspirator: Vanessa Stark
favorite snack: V’s Energy Balls
favorite color: ski-doo
preference: big mountain gnar
motto: get’er done!
income: owner of Cheetah Factory Racing
CFR makes the rack systems 95% of backcountry snomo-skiers and boarders use to mount their boards on their sleds. Dave has been building these racks for years now, and they are pretty much bullet-proof. Mounting your board on your sled takes a lot of weight off your back, and allows you to thread through tight trees that your board would hang up on; if you were carrying it horizontal on your back. The racks are crucial for serious sled access riding.