Volcom PBRJ | Champ’s interviews With Nick Kolkman & Jesse Paul

Interview by: Jeff Arnold

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Nick Kolkman

1st Place, 16 & Over division at 2011 Volcom PBRJ Championships

Currently lives: Salt Lake City, Utah

Where is your favorite place to ride?

My favorite place is Brighton, Utah, and Bear Mountain California

How long have you been riding?

I have been riding for around 7 years.

What is a perfect day of snowboarding to you?

An amazing day is just messing around with my buddies and shredding in the sun! It doesn’t get any better.

What is your favorite thing about the PBRJ?

L.T.K.R.F.! I love that Jeff Arnold and the guys at Volcom have set up a super fun competition that is free to enter and is always all about the fun of riding!

What was your highlight from the 2011 PBRJ Championships?

My highlight was taking first place in the 16 & Over division when my plan all along was just to have fun with my riding and enjoy myself, which definitely pays off.

What are the keys to PBRJ success?

Have fun with snowboarding! As long as you’re riding hard and having a good time it will all work out!

Where do you hope to be in five years?

Five years from now I want to be successful in every aspect of my life including snowboarding and whichever path of schooling I take.

Thank you’s

I want to say thanks to Jeff Arnold and Jared King for showing me support at the PBRJ competitions. Thanks to Mammoth Mountainfor setting up a sick proving ground. Thanks also to all the people I ride with and my close friends supporting.

For a complete event wrap up, photos and results see: Volcom PB & Rail Jam Championship at Mammoth


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