Check Out: Austin Smith
Full name: Austin Smith
Birth date: December 14, 1988
Home: Bend, Oregon
Sponsors: Quiksilver, K2, DaKine, Airblaster, Side Effect Boardshop, Elm Company, Cobra Dogs, Volcano Cones
Results: I don’t really do contests.
Film: We’re People Too/MDPeople.
Who are your biggest influences?
1. My Brother.
2. Bryan Fox.
3. Curtis Cizek, Jake Price, Tyler Sharpf, and the diggers.
What do you want to get out of snowboarding?
Ten more years of living the dream.
What’s your favorite video part?
Andrew Crawford in The Revival, Bryan Fox in Some Kind Of Life, or Lukas Huffman in Happy Hour.
Worst trend in snowboarding?
Multiple tricks on one rail.
One thing we don’t know about you?
My truck runs on vegetable oil.
Three things you want to do before you die?
1. Be really smart.
2. Have some mini Austins.
3. Get barreled.
What is the sketchiest thing you’ve ever done on a chairlift?
Stood up maybe.
One trick you wish you could do?
Switch frontside 360s into powder.
One trick people should stop doing?
“Austin is a rarity in snowboarding these days. Not only is he incredibly talented and gracious, he’s humble as well. I had the pleasure of introducing Austin to his first Whistler experience-the rain, Canadian firewater, hot blondes with big boobies, and late nights for weeks on end with no sun. He handled himself like a man, and while I was in the woods puking on the side of the run, he was doing cab 900s-and that’s when I realized he was the golden boy. He comes from a small town and a humble upbringing, and I instantly knew he would go the distance. He’s a wingman in every sense of the word, and I was proud to show him everything he shouldn’t do on the road when it rains. He’s so fun to shred with and reminds you of why you started snowboarding in the first place. Keep your eye on this one, he’s the real deal!” -Andrew Crawford