What The Pros Are Rockin’
Name: Doran Laybourn
Weight: 190 pounds
Home: Park City, Utah
Roots: Basalt, Colorado
Sponsors: Gnu, Vans, Dragon, Technine, Jack’s Garage, Rip Curl
Stance: Regular, 24.5 inches wide and set back one inch, with eighteen degrees of angle on the front foot and negative-fifteen degrees on the back.
Board: Gnu Riders Choice 158 or 161 wide. It allows for a 24.5-inch-wide stance without T-bolts. The dudes who designed it are my dogs, and they made a sick board.
Boots: Vans Fargo Boa. I like softer boots ’cause I don’t like my feet feeling too cramped up and I want to feel like I have a little movement.
Bindings: Technine Marc Frank
Worst trend: The worst trend in snowboarding is my friends getting hurt. That shit is wack.
Riding style: I swore to never describe my Wu-Tang style.
Quote: “I ride because snowboarding is my life, and my life is fun. Riding makes me happy.”
What’s in Doran’s photo:
Board: Gnu Riders Choice 158 Wide ($479)
Boots: Vans Fargo Boa ($239)
Bindings: Technine Gaetan Chanut ($179)
Pants: Rip Curl Fuel Jeans ($45)
Gloves: Celtek Bear Claw ($30)
Goggles: Dragon DX ($60—$95)
Accessories: Jack’s Garage Zip Hoodie ($49)
Photo: Nick Hamilton