Check Out: Greg Maxwell

Check Out

Greg Maxwell

Birth date: 3/18/1985

Home: Laconia, New Hampshire

Sponsors: Atomic, Dragon, Ogio, Grenade, New Hampshire Old School, 525 East, Nu-Wave, Kelley’s Tattoo, Booth Creek

Results: I tested negative

Film: Apples and Oranges/Alterna

Who are your biggest influences?

1. Cradle Of Filth.
2. Bill Enos.
3. Slipknot.

What do you want to get out of snowboarding?

Snowboarding is wicked fun. It’s a good way to let out my energy with my own style, too. I will snowboard as long as I’m alive. I want fun!

What’s your favorite video part?

The opening part in Subjekt: Haakonsen.

What’s the worst trend in snowboarding?


What’s one thing we don’t know about you?

All of my CDs in all of my CD books have specific spots that they go in. I know exactly where every CD goes. I can tell if one is missing or out of place with just a quick glance.

What are three things you want to do before you die?

1. Have a serious metal band.
2. Skydive.
3. Live on a boat in the ocean.

What’s the sketchiest thing you have ever done on a chair lift?

Just urination I think. Yeah, nothing serious.

What’s one trick you wish you could do?

Frontside invert … on trucks and wheels.

What’s one trick people should stop doing?

Any trick that involves a controller and a screen.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Greg Maxwell graduated from the esteemed Waterville Academy that has produced shredders like Scotty Lago, Pat Moore, Chas Guldemond, and loads of others. Chas expounds on Maxwell, “The first time I ever saw Greg he was bombing knolls under the chair so f-king fast, the kid was outta control. Since then the hockey-tempered Hampshire dirt has been honing his skills and style to become one of the most unique and well-rounded snowboarders outta the East Coast.” Greg’s come a long way in the past few seasons. He’s got wicked style in the park, in the street, and out of bounds-and he’s a good buzzard. -Evan LeFebvre

With Lake Tahoe having one of the worst seasons we can remember, Greg had to think outside the box to make this photo happen. Railroad tie ride to frontside 180 in a top secret location. Photos: Chris Wellhausen