ProForm: Laurent-Nicholas Paquin (LNP)
A pro’s style is derived from many things: their home mountain, idols, friends, music-it’s the environment where their shred skills incubated. For LNP, it’s all of the above plus the eclectic streets of Montreal and all things skate.

While the street urchin/land pirate guise might not be big in Japan, Laurent slaps a jib in Japan that is. Photo: Ashley Barker

While the street urchin/land pirate guise might not be big in Japan, Laurent slaps a jib in Japan that is. Photo: Ashley Barker

Age: 23
Sponsors: Rome, Holden, Ashbury, Elm, RVCA, Empire
Years snowboarding: 10,000
Roots: Charny, Québec, Canada
Home mountain: Stoneham, Québec, Canada
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 160 lbs.
Stance: Goofy, 22.5 inches, front fifteen degrees, back negative-fifteen.
Forward lean: Nope.
Personal settings: I use size large toecaps for small bindings.
Tuning techniques: I dull my edges with a file and then sandpaper. It makes your edges super smooth and they don’t rip your clothes.
Most important part of your setup: A board that’s fun to ride and looks good.
What’s your riding style? Skatestyle–ha!

Laurent-Nicholas Paquin. Photo: Ashley Barker

Laurent-Nicholas Paquin. Photo: Ashley Barker

Board: Rome Artifact 1985 147 ($390)
Boots: One Rome Libertine in red ($210), and one Rome Smith in blue ($150). Both sized 8.5.
Bindings: Rome 390 ($210)
Jacket: Thrift store with a Holden patch
Jeans: RVCA Spanky ($71)
Hoodie: Holden Bookman Zip ($65)
Gloves: Skeleton gloves from the thrift store
Hat: Thrift store special
Sunglasses: Ashbury Day Tripper in blue ($80)