Zac Marben


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.

Interview

WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?

Infuse, Hi-Standard

WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?

Sk8-Hi, Authentic

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?

The Giver

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”