15/12/2008 | by Onboard
‘Ju’, to his friends, is one of the top riders from Serre-Chevalier, where he’s always up for shredding whatever terrain goes under his deck with his local bro Gary Zebrowski. He started riding pipe a while back, but quickly moved to backcountry and rails where he’s now spending most of his time – he’s even built a jib area in his back garden. And after a good metal session, he just has to go to his living room for a little skate on the micro ramp he’s installed there. Addicted, you say?
Sponsors: Bataleon, Nomis, Celsius, IS, Union, Coal, Defcon, Skullcandy, Pull In, Audience 33, Serre-Chevalier, Krakatoa shop.
What board do you use?
For the park and kickers I ride the Evil Twin 155. Otherwise the FunKink 153 for handrails, and the Undisputed for powder.
Why those boards in particular out of the whole Bataleon range?
The Evil Twin with the smiley face graphic because it has a twin shape with solid pop in the tail. It’s freestyle shredding machine!
Do you test all the models every year or just go for the same type of board?
I try to test all the different models to see how they change from one year to the next, but generally I know exactly what I’ll need in advance.
For technical snow wear, what do you like to rock?
For technical wear, the most important thing is for outerwear to be warm and breathable, as well as practical to use. That said, I do have a weakness for extra baggy, bling bling threads.
What bindings do you use? Do you prefer flexible or stiff ones?
I ride for Union, the best bindings ever! They’re so comfy! There are two different models I like: the Force which are nice and stiff, and then the Contact, which are a lot more flexible but ideal for jibbing.
What about boots?
The Celsius Cirrus, and also the Climate. They use the Boa and double Boa lacing systems for extra support and speed-lacing. I love ‘em ‘cause they’re super comfortable from day one – you don’t have to break them in at all.
And what do you rock for goggles?
IS eyewear, I like both the Signature and Slick Series. The quality of the lenses is epic and they have awesome wide wrap-around frames, as well as spherical mirror lenses.
Any other accessories?
Pull In undies to seduce the old missus! Coal beanies and Defcon gloves.