When it comes to groundbreaking urban riding, the frozen streets of Quebec, Canada set the standard. Period. And it’s riders like Phil Jacques, schooled in the tradition of proper skate style and committed to releasing only grade-A footage, that keep the Quebec legacy intact. Hitting massive rails or creatively crushing urban architecture, Phil never puts less than 100-percent into his riding. Multiple heavy-duty parts in the Capita films as well as Déjà Vu quickly established Phil as one of today’s most talented pros.
WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?
WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?
Capita Ultrafear 153 with Union Team bindings.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
Finland last year to film for “Déjà Vu.”
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD?
Any story that involves Frank April and his childhood friends.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Nicolas Muller McTwists and Gigi Ruf chicanes.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
Breaking three ribs and puncturing my lung.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?
I just bought an unfinished house, so I have a whole lot of new hobbies that I didn’t know I was going to get into. Cool challenge.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
I really need to step my reading game up. Lately, I don’t even finish the books I begin.
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
The Beatles – “Can’t Buy Me Love”
The Doors – “Paint It Black”
Graveyard – “The Siren”
Asteroid – “Towers”
The Misfits – “Helena”