Sponsors: Option, NFA, Northwave, Drake, Electric, DaKine
Years snowboarding: Eleven
Home: Whistler, B.C.
Weight: 120 pounds
Stance: Regular, 21 inches wide, with eighteen degrees on the front foot and negative-three on the back. I used to be more ducked out, but it bothered my knee.
Forward lean: Whatever’s comfortable-not much, I guess.
Board: Recently I’ve been riding my Option pro model ($419)-a 147 for jibbin’ and 151 for pretty much everything else.
Boots: Northwave Legends in tan, size six ($199).
Bindings: Drake F-50s ($129), but I’m about to try the Supersports ($199).
Personal settings: I have really narrow feet and narrow heels, so after about a week of breaking in a pair of boots, I usually throw in an extra cuff. Northwave used to make these “Matrix cuffs” separate from their liners-I just keep them and throw them in whatever boots I have. It makes for a lot of lacing, but my boots stay on, and my feet can relax. Sore feet suck!
Tuning techniques: For rails, I make sure to have rounded edges and a well-detuned board. For pow, depending on the temps, it’s all about the wax so you don’t lose your buddies on the cat tracks.
Riding style: I try not to classify myself-I like to try it all. I guess it kinda comes from my roots of riding lots of pow and backcountry. I’d never even hit a rail or ridden halfpipe until a few years ago-but that’s super fun, too. I love long, uninterrupted pow runs with as many airs as possible.
Photo: Dano Pendygrasse