Jake Kuzyk

Known for his texted book style, Jake is a perfectionist in a chaotic world where “good enough” is thought to be ok.

Whether Jake is in the streets dropping hammer after hammer or in the backcountry sending it, Jake’s style is a reflection of true talent and hard work.

Interview

What boot do you ride?

Hi Standard

What is your favorite Vans shoe?

The Old Skool

What's your setup?

Hi standard boots, K2 formula bindings, K2 Hit machine 155, Tanka Jacket

What's the best trip you've ever been on?

Videograss World Tour for Retrospect in Europe. 3 weeks in 5 countries. 10 really good homes.

What is the best story you've ever heard?

One time a friend of mine held a fake gun out the sunroof of his car at a intersection while wearing a ski mask blasting rich homie quan or something. 10 minutes later i was handcuffed and  facedown in a gravel parking lot with 13 guns pointed at my head.

Favorite Vans Rider?

Darrel Mathes and Andrew Allen 

What trick can't you do that you wish you could?

Switch backside 720, frontside 180 switch nosepress.

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you?

Nothing really worth mentioning. Life is good. Maybe the story i told above.

What are some of your interests/hobbies outside of snowboarding?

Skateboarding, And filming skateboarding. I spend most of my free time involved in these two things.

Last good book you read?

Something JD Salinger. I don't claim to read much. 

Five songs that have to be on a mix tape?

The Talking Heads- This must be the place
Songs Ohia- Farwell Transmission
Fleetwood Mac
Paul McCartney- Let me roll it
The Rolling Stones