Dan’s giving away a full setup to one lucky reader. Here’s how: Scout a spot and take a photo, then upload it to Twitter or Instagram with an @twsnow mention and the tag #WWBRISSEDO (What Would Brisse Do?) to. Dan will sift through the photos and pick the best. Maybe he’ll even shred it this winter…
Home Mountain: Park City, Utah
Weight: 170 lbs.
Stance: Regular, 23 inches wide, front 15, back –15
Brisse really stirs the pot. He’s elevated urban riding to another dimension, but he gets it done in the backcountry, too. This is the gear that helps him along. —B.G.
Board: Capita Dan Brisse Experience ($499)
Boots: Deeluxe Brisse ($309)
Bindings: Union Atlas ($239)
Jacket: Volcom Service 4-Way Stretch Jacket ($330)
Pants: Volcom Rain T.D.S. 4-Way Stretch Pant ($340)
Goggles: VonZipper Fishbowl ($150)
Gloves: Celtek Echo Brisse ($50)
What was your first setup?
A Liquid Mercury 144.
How long does a board normally last you?
It really depends. With urban riding it can last a couple months, or it can break the very first day. It all depends on how it gets hit on the stairs, rails, and concrete.
How do you tune your boards for different riding and conditions?
For urban riding, I just take off the edges and get ’em pretty much round. All my other boards I just detune the tips and tails.
What’s your pro model board all about?
It’s rad. It’s a one-of-a-kind collabo between Volcom and Capita—Capita designed the board, Volcom did the graphics. It has this “Death Grip” sidecut that extends in the middle and makes the edge hold feel super solid. It’s cambered through the inserts, with flat, rockered tips for floating and pressing, and it’s beefed up with bamboo and basalt additives for snap, stability and heavier riding.
Do you have a favorite place to ride?
Yeah, when the sun is out and I’m in Utah I spend almost all my time at Park City. Their park is unreal, and they cater to the team super well, building and perfecting anything we need.
How do you fuel up for a day of riding?
Five pieces of French toast, three eggs, two sausages, and a massive glass of orange juice. Oh, and a lot of ketchup.
One weird piece of gear you always bring with you?
A throwing star. I got it in Jackson Hole one day, and it’s never left my snowboard bag.