What The Pros Are Rockin’: Louie James Fountain

What The Pros Are Rockin'

Name: Louie James Fountain

Age: Exactly half as old as my dad.

Sponsors: K2, Smith, Holden, DEFCON

Years Snowboarding: One and five-sevenths dog years-you do the math.

Home: Portland, Oregon

Height: 5'10″

Weight: 165 pounds

Stance: Goofy, 23 inches wide, with eighteen degrees on the front foot, and negative-twelve on the back.

Board: I ride the K2 Darkstar 156 ($390) almost all the time.

Boots: DC Terrain with the BOA system in size nine ($228).

Bindings: K2 Formula ($230).

Personal settings: I've had the same boot liners for three years-they're really comfortable, but they smell like a dead goat.

Tuning techniques: I detune the front and back a lot and sometimes a little in the middle.

Photo: Kurt Hoy