Hailing from the frozen flatlands of Minnesota, Zac first made his mark in snowboarding by blending technical street riding with an innovative approach to spot and trick selection. In a pro career that has spanned more than a decade, Zac continues to keep creativity at the forefront of his riding—whether it’s hitting massive park features or chucking himself off backcountry cliffs, he does it in a way that’s truly his own. And his creativity extends beyond boarding, he’s also a passionate musician and artist.
WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?
WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?
Currently, I'm riding a Slash board with Union Force bindings and Vans Infuse boots.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
My first trip to the north island of Japan – Sapporo, Hokkaido. The snow was so good and the people are all amazingly nice.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Darrell Mathes is a good buddy of mine -- I like that dude.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Turning coal into gold.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
My apartment burned down, I blew out my shoulder and my wallet got stolen all in the same week. That sucked.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?
I play music every day -- mainly guitar. I paint and draw, and like to create things. I also like to work with leather -- making bags and belts and stuff. I love to ride and build motorcycles, and I ride bicycles as well.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
Canned Heat – “Going Up the Country”
The Kinks – “This Time Tomorrow”
The band – “The Weight”
Jimi Hendrix – “All Along the Watchtower”
The Rolling Stones – “Under My Thumb”