What The Pros Are Rockin’

Bjorn Leines

Age: 29

Sponsors: Rome SDS, Volcom, Oakley, DC Shoes

Years snowboarding: Seventeen

Roots: Big Lake, Minnesota

Home: Salt Lake City, Utah and Big Lake, Minnesota

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 160 lbs.

Stance: Regular, 23-and-one-quarters wide with eighteen-degrees angle on the front foot and negative-nine on the back.

Forward lean: Just a click-it gives you more board control and quicker edge to edge.

Board: Rome SDS Agent series 158 and 160 ($470) for freeriding, Artifact series 153 for jibbing and the Design series 158 for halfpipe and all around
riding.

Boots: DC Allegiance in black ($299), or the DC Ghost in brown ($239) for park days, size 9.

Bindings: Rome SDS Targa bindings in white ($230).

Personal Settings: I usually ride the same liner almost all year. Also, sticker jobs can make or break the look and feel of a board to me.

Tuning techniques: For rails, I pull out the grinder and round ‘em off. I wax my Rome SDS Agent series 155 and 158 for all-mountain riding about every third or fourth time I ride. I like Bluebird Wax because Wille and Lance rip!

Jacket: Volcom Bjorn VCO-OP jacket in kelly/charcoal ($270).

Pants: Volcom Megasis pants in black ($300).

Gloves: Celtek BJL Elemental glove ($60), or the Celtek Pledge glove in blaze orange ($55).

Goggles: Oakley Crowbar frames in white with iridium lenses ($125).

Helmet: I just bought a padded hat and really like the concept. We’ve have been designing one for Celtek.

Riding style: I love to shred, so what ever comes up is fun: rails, halfpipe, park, jumps, whatever. Backcountry powder riding is the best-natural terrain with cliffs, jumps, lines, et cetera is my favorite!