Having finally met Mike Ranquet the day after his amazing awards speech at SIA it’s only fitting to post up his final chapter from VBS. With his exploits at Mt. Baker and eventually Alaska, Ranquet elevates his riding above the level of “skate-freestyle dude” to become one of the first all-mountain freestyle rippers. Toward the end of the 90’s, however, the focus of the ever-evolving freestyle snowboarding changes and Mike contemplates his own direction. We end this story kind of like we started it: with Mike skating vert. Now in Maui and fully recuperated from his hip replacement surgery, Ranquet shows us he can still rip a ramp like it’s 1992.