Check Out Justin Bennee

Name: Justin Bennee

Age: 17

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Local Mountain: Brighton, Utah

Height 5’9″

Weight: 165 lbs.

Stance: Goofy. Eighteen degrees front, fifteen degrees rear, and 23 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Salomon, TechNine, Oakley, Osiris, Celtek, MiloSport, Neff, Finger On Da Trigger

Influences:

1. Erik Leines

2. Devun Walsh

3. Tom Penny

 

Justin’s style and skills are unique—he may just be Utah’s next snowboard prodigy. Will he blow up then burn out overnight like a number of gifted underachievers before him? Time will tell, but he’s off to a serious start. At just sixteen, this kid has his shit together—let’s hope he keeps it that wayC.D.

Justin grew up a couple doors down from me, and I always knew there was something specialabout him. Bjorn and I gave him one of our old snowboards—he must have put it to good use! I finally saw him ride this year and couldn’t believe how smooth he is. Justin’s style is super strong and controlled, like a young Marc Frank.”Erik Leines

Caption

Dozens of shreds threw back lips down this Park City rail—but Bennee settled it. He’s also put together a part in Finger On Da Trigger’s Livin’ Proofonly filming after school and on weekends.

Photos: Nate Christenson