Matt Higson by James North

Matt Higson

 

On a perfect day you’ll find me turning and burning whatever’s around, but I’d never unstrap my back foot

What is your UK home dome/slope/mountain? Tamworth Snowdome

What did you get up to last season? Riding in the ‘Dome with some time in Mayrhofen, Morzine and Kaunertal

Describe your riding style in ten words or less Calculated

How many days a year do you get on snow? 30

What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on? I went to Helsinki to film street with the Grindhouse guys back in 2011. It turned out to be full of laughs and we got a stack of footage for the film. I’m pretty sure I slept for a week straight when i got home!

What was the last trick you learned? Switch Back Nosepress Back 3

What was your first ever snowboard set up? I bought some beat up Burton board with Burton Missions (the ones with the removable wings) off my friend for £90, it didn’t last me very long on Swad dryslope though

What are your stance width and angles 22”and 15-15, I don’t know any different!

What one piece of advice do you wish you’d been given when you bought your first board? Go and chat to someone in a snowboard shop about what’s right for you, take the opportunity to demo some boards if you’re confused

Current Set Up

Snowboard Burton Process Off-Axis 155, its a fun-feeling quiver-killer, I can quite happily ride it everywhere

Back up/quiver board No need for one with the above, although I’m craving a Burton Skipjack

Boots Burton Rampant LTD, they’ve got fancy injection moulded liners and they still hold me down like the first day I wore them.

Bindings Burton Malavita, I first had this model four seasons ago and I don’t think I’d ride anything else now

Jacket Analog Solitary Jacket, it has a longer tailored fit and a sick singing

Pants Analog SYD Slim Chino Pant, slimmer cut that goes well with the jacket

Goggles/sunglasses Anon Relapse Camo

Gloves Analog Gentry Mitts for the mountain as they’re insulated and the Analog Avatar Mitt for the dome

Accessories I tend to use Analog ATF pieces to layer with or if I’m riding in the dome

What tweaks do you make to a new set up? The edges come off a touch, that’s about it.

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