The influence of skateboarding is plain to see in everything Jake does on a snowboard. He came up in the streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba one of the flattest places in Canada, so it stands to reason that technical street riding is what landed him in the snowboard spotlight. Style is other key factor—one he’s creatively transferred beyond urban environments and out into the backcountry. Focused on filming and documenting all his exploits, Jake is constantly on a skate or shred mission chasing good times with his friends.
WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?
WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?
Vans Hi-Standard boots and Tanka jacket, K2 Formula bindings, K2 Hit Machine 155.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
The Videograss World Tour for Retrospect in Europe -- three weeks in five countries and ten really good homes.
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD?
One time, a friend of mine held a fake gun out of the sunroof of his car at an intersection. He was wearing a ski mask and blasting Rich Homie Quan or something. Ten minutes later, we were handcuffed and lying face down in a gravel parking lot, with thirteen guns pointed at our heads.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Darrell 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?
There’s nothing really worth mentioning -- life is good. Maybe the story I told above.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?
Skateboarding and filming skateboarding. I spend most of my free time involved with those two things.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
Something by JD Salinger -- I don't claim to read much.
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
The Talking Heads – “This Must Be the Place”
Ohia – “Farewell Transmission”
The Kinks – “ Sunny Afternoon”
Paul McCartney – “Let Me Roll It”
The Rolling Stone - “ Under My Thumb”