Justin Phipps

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What are your current side projects or passions?

I like playing music. About a year ago my friends and I started a band called Gap Year which has been a lot of fun lately. Other than that I spend a lot of my freetime skateboarding, writing, or watching movies. 

How many years have you been snowboarding?

17 years

What´s your home mountain?

Copper Mountain

What’s the reason you keep snowboarding?.

Simply put, I keep snowboarding because it brings me joy.

What does your L1 set up look like this year (what jacket and pants and colorway)?

Williams jacket in port/black, and Rankin pants in black.

Do you like the pant leg cuffs the L1 pants?

The pant leg cuffs are ill!

How has your snowboarding evolved the last few years?

I guess I’ve started to look at spots differently in recent years. Finding ones that work best for the tricks I can do, rather than just hopping on a spot because it looks cool. Just trying to play my strengths the best that I can.

What movie can we see you in this season and where can we see it?

I got clips for a few projects this year, mainly the K2 video which will be dropping online this fall. I also filmed a few clips for Bryden Bowley’s video Dorothy dropping on tormentmag.com October 10th, along with the L1 Promo [insert name] also dropping online this fall which you definitely don’t wanna miss!

In what way do you want to give back or express yourself within snowboarding?

I’d like to give back by keeping kids excited about snowboarding. Whether that be inspiring someone to go learn a new trick, dress a certain way, or even just strap in and ride, I just want to keep the kids hyped. 

Who are the people in snowboarding right now that keep you motivated and hyped on the current state of the snowboarding community and/or direction?

Mikey LeBlanc is someone who really motivates me. Homie is breaking barriers like no other by being 50 years old and still stacking clips to this day, and to me that is inspiring. Matt Coughlin aka turdlord is also someone who I find to be really motivating. He hits some of the most psycho spots I’ve ever seen, and while I couldn’t imagine doing them myself, I still find it enjoyable to watch and I have a lot of respect for what he does.

What’s your favorite thing about L1 Premium Goods?

My favorite thing about L1 is that they allow their riders the ability to give direct input on how the outerwear should look and feel. They really listen to what we say and I think it goes a long way in keeping us stoked and appealing to other snowboarders on the mountain.