Check Out Justin Bennee
Name: Justin Bennee
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Local Mountain: Brighton, Utah
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
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 way—C.D.
“Justin grew up a couple doors down from me, and I always knew there was something special about 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
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’ Proof—only filming after school and on weekends.
Photos: Nate Christenson