Jonny Russell

On a perfect day I’ll be finding trannys with my mates, but I’d never be happy doing front lips!

What is your UK home dome? – SnoZone Castleford

What did you get up to last season? – I had a year off riding rails, had a chalet holiday and rode some slush!

Describe your riding style in ten words or less  – Trying to do things properly

Roughly how many days a year do you get on snow? – Definitely not as many as I would like, but I guess if I get more than 30 I’m happy.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on? – Iceland with the Grindhouse was pretty awesome.

What was the last trick you learned? – That’s a while ago… Just getting my elbow a bit lower on my toe side?

What was your first ever snowboard set up? – Nitro Flux 150. It was too big for me. The old man in the shop said the F at the top stood for ‘fun’.

What are your stance width and angles – and why? – 55cm wide, regular and 15°, -12°. It feels natural and my legs don’t hurt.

What one piece of advice do you wish you’d been given when you bought your first board? – Don’t get a 150 for your size, it’s about 15cm too big for you.

Current Set Up

Snowboard – Dinosaurs Will Die Sean Genovese 154. My all time most favourite snowboard.

Back up/quiver board – Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick 154. Ultimate shredding deck, can do anything.

Boots – 32 Lashed, fit me well and I like the flex – after a couple of days.

Bindings – Union Contact (I’ve got a bit of a Frankenbinding going on, but they are bulletproof)

Jacket – 32 Kaldwell jacket

Pants – 32 Wooderson pants

Goggles/sunglasses – Dang shades, all varieties!

Gloves – Usually not unless its -16°C or below, but I was given some Howl mitts, so I put them on… sometimes.

What tweaks do you make to a new set up? – De-tune my contact points a little further than what the factory does and take the keenness away from between the feet. If I’m feeling fancy it gets a good wax even before shredding. Seems to keep the base running better for longer, especially indoors.

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