Why did you want to start riding for L1 Premium Goods?
L1 has always just appealed to me, it´s along the lines of the types of clothing and snowboard gear I like to wear. I have always thought it has been a cool small crew of team guys who all bring something to the table. Always admired that they were not scared to take some risks with the outerwear and projects they made.
Has Jon Kooley been an influence in your snowboarding over the years? Is that part of the reason you have been into L1?
YES! I think that is a bit of an understatement. Jon was one of the first people I can remember seeing in videos doing something different, and that really had an effect on me. I would watch his video parts over and over. LOVE/HATE was such an inspiration for me. I couldn't believe that years later I would actually get to go film with him, and even crazier that all these years later we would end up working together with L1 Premium Goods.
How do you see yourself contributing to L1?
I am excited to be involved with gear design and really sit down with Kooley and nerd out, haha! I hope I can contribute with some new ideas - we have already started talking about stuff. I am just stoked to be snowboarding and filming and keeping all this going. Thanks for backing me Jon!
You have been making some changes over the past few seasons, an example is starting Public Snowboards, what’s the reason behind this?
I just wanted to try something different. I got to this point where I just felt this urge to try something new and take a risk. I had an idea and people in mind who I really wanted to be involved and just went for it. It´s been an awesome experience so far.
Is Public a way for you to give back to snowboarding? Or is it a get rich quick approach?
I think it`s a way to give back. Definitely not a get rich quick approach. I like the idea of really being able to connect with a customer, and making that person truly feel apart of something. I try my best to respond to everybody who sends us messages, and I appreciate anybody who is supporting us and riding the boards.
Who are the people in snowboarding right now that keep you motivated and hyped on the current state of the snowboard community and/or direction?
There are actually a ton which is cool. Beacon / VG / Americka / NOVY YORK / Torment Mag, at this point it`s just super awesome to see riders who care and companies that care about the culture enough to put resources into making projects like these. As far as riders go… there are just too many to name.
World´s Longest Rail?
Just watch Behind The Beam by Justin Meyer: https://vimeo.com/375833566
Add anything else you want to add?
Thank you snowboarding!