were you born?
Barton-on-Sea, its in the middle and right at the bottom.
long have you been snowboarding for?
Hmmm think it's about 9 years now.
do you do it?
Because it's bloody amazing! There are so many reasons. It's so free,
you can do so many different things, go free riding with no-one around
for miles to sessioning something in the park with loads of your mates
listening to beats. It's not just about snowboarding either, there
is so much more involved, the people, the traveling, the music, the
clothes, it's a whole lifestyle.
inspired you to start?
I went away skiing with my parents when I was younger and the whole
family tried snowboarding, it all started there, blame them!
setup do you use?
At the moment, I have a Forum Spinster which I use most of the time,
a real jibby board, its a 146! The smallest board I've ever had, I
love it. With Forum Moda bindings and Forum Craft boots. I also have
a Forum Craft 152 for free riding and kickers with Forum VSP bindings.
you ride Regular or Goofy?
Oh I dont know the actual width, it's the widest it can possibly go
though, with my bindings turned and everything.
angles (front and back)?
It changes a bit, but usually its around front 15 back -15.
was your favourite trip and why?
Travelling around with Posy was pretty fun, we spent about 2 weeks
going all over the place, France, Switzerland, Austria and of course
Lichtenstein! That was also the trip when I won the Brits, so that
could also sway it as my favourite trip!
your favourite place to ride?
I've done 3 seasons in Morzine, I like it there, but think I need
to find a new favourite place to ride!
your favourite trick?
My safety trick is probably a backside 180 and a nice big one with
a tweaked grab is always fun. Or on a box, maybe a cab 270 switch
board 270 out. Spin tastic.
your goal within snowboarding?
It keeps changing, but the main thing which doesn't change, is that
I love it, and I don't want that to change. So to keep having fun
with it is a major goal. I would really like to be looked up at for
my snowboarding and to push womens riding. I'm really not keen on
competitions so I don't really have any goals like going to the Olympics
style of snowboarding best describes your riding?
Blimey I don't know! I try to be stylish, I'm not to tech and don't
go that big, I like to look good! Ha ha.
aspect of snowboarding gives you the most satisfaction?
I really like it all, if I had to choose a perfect day it would be
a nice warm day in the park with some fun kickers and rails/boxes.
This year I got well into powder though, and drops. So as long as
there is snow, I'll be well satisfied!
your scariest snowboarding moment?
Maybe getting ear bleed, from landing on the side of my head. I think
it was because I had headphones in. Or landing so hard on my back
I got a nose bleed and chest pains. Actually, no, it was when I did
my ACL and knew I had to have ages off everything, horrible horrible.
are your top safety tips when riding?
Always wear a helmet, maybe not because your crap, because other people
are. They don't know where they are going, so you won't, until they
are on your head!
advice have you got?
Have fun, practise practise if you want to get better that is! It's
hard, you will get hurt, just look after yourself as much as you can!
was your last competition?
Think it was the Brits in Switzerland in March. But I don't want to
talk about it.
events are you looking forward to this year?
I'm going to America, so just that really! I would like to do the
Roxy Chicken Jam. Hmm chicks. Er not too sure what else is going on
over there, sure there will some amazing eventing going on though.
has been you biggest achievement in snowboarding?
I suppose winning the Brits last
year, amazing. It was a bit of a shock, but I was obviously stoked!
Then I got hooked up with all my sponsors which is fantastic.
other teams/sponsors do you snowboard for?
Forum snowboards, Special Blend outerwear, Rockstar energy drink,
Anon optics, Red protection, Rurl bandanas and Blueskin!
other sports do you do?
I like to do lots. Mainly in the summer I like to wakeboard/wakeskate,
surf, skate, play football, volleyball, hockey, tennis, swim, go to
the gym and ride my bike.
are your other interests?
I really like drawing, graffiti mainly but I'm recently getting into
tattoo art, and hopefully getting my hands on a needle soon, ha ha.
I'm really into tattoos so that's something I would love to do. I
like music, films, hats, and I'm now learning to play the drums.
would you like to see yourself in the future?
I would just like to enjoy what I'm doing. Whatever that might be!
I have a 5 year plan... so, to play the drums, kinda well, to be able
to tattoo, kinda well, and hopefully still snowboarding if my body
will allow it. Moving out would be quite nice too, but think that's
are your idols?
My dad, he's really worked hard, and given me so much help with anything
I've wanted to do with good advice. And he plays hard too! Travis
Barker, because he is a legend! Drumming machine, amazing family,
money and some sweet rides.
kind of music are you into?
All sorts, mainly hip hop and RnB. But getting into bandy stuff, rock,
reggae, house loads.
your favourite magazine?
I don't really have a favourite, I buy snowboard mags, tattoo mags,
Diva and Cooler.
your favourite book?
I don't really read.
your favourite film?
Snatch, or the Kill Bills, something like that, gangsterish.
your favourite quote?
The more you fear something, the more it's going to hurt.
cocktail, shot or drink?
Long Island Iced Tea/ Sambuca/ Vodka and diet coke with ice/ apple
juice/ Rockstar juiced
your most prized possession?
Phone, laptop, ipod, my hats, sov.
to: My Mum and Dad, family, friends, Rob, Lizzie, Ferg,
Claire, Dan @ Spin, Gordon, Ben@ BigDreams, Sherman, the girls in
my life and the ones that will be.