We charmed a snake called Nils "Cobra" Arvidsson, threw him in a basket and poked a stick at him till he answered some questions. Enjoy!
State your full name and tell us where you got the nickname Cobra?
My full name is Nils Sture Sigurd Olov Leopold Arvidsson. Cobra is my snowboard gang in Sweden. We are called the "Demon Cobras." You better watch out! Check out www.itsontvinternet.com
Cobras are famous for their threatening hood at their necks, what do you have that is threatening below your neck?
I'm rocking some mad Rip Curl clothes on the hill and in the streets I just like to wear some skate/punk style clothes or whatever feels comfortable. I'm also known for my enormous, vicious, snake-like member!
The cobra's aggressive reputation and and its lethal defenses have inspired people to view its powers as god-like, how are you perceived?
That's a tough one. I try not to think about what other people think about me too much. I hope people like my riding and personality, haha. I, myself, am never satisfied with my riding, I always want to do better and I guess that's what keeps pushing me.
Most cobras are shy, and run and hide when people are around. Are you the same?
I don't know really. I can be pretty shy in the beginning when meeting new people, I think it's the Swedish way. I prefer to listen more than to speak. But once you get to know me I am not very shy, or after a few drinks, "the Finnish way"...
Cobras are very intelligent, and can learn quickly, which helps them avoid dangerous situations. Are you a quick learner?
There is so much to learn in snowboarding, especially in the backcountry, it's endless really. And also how to make snowboarding work as a "job", and of course the tricks and pushing your riding. I learn a lot from my shred buddies in Sweden and also my teammates at Rip Curl and Nitro. The Standard crew are really experienced, so it feels really great to be a part of this new project and I definitely can learn a lot from them.
Last spit of venom?
Going soulshredding, laters!!!