I have been meaning to make a post about Waffle Soul, that can be loosely known as the Midwest Vans snow group. Michigan dude Erik Zimmerman is running the show for the most part with the help of some cool artist and talented riders. Check out the team page, lots of homies. Take a look at some good words and visuals at http://wafflesoul.com/ .
"Wafflesoul is a brain child derived from the pattern underneath our shoes. We utilize midwest mindsets, creating an outlet for art, be it in the form of snowboarding, skateboarding, or design. We are all connected."