Gresham, Oregon’s Johnnie Paxson is–as MFM might say–a big ass doot. Though this is a description of Paxson’s physical frame, his riding is indeed larger than life, on many scales. Transcending multiple genres of snowboarding, Paxson has no official designation. He’s not a rail kid. He’s not a pipe jock. He’s not a jumper. He’s all of them wrapped up into a knee-length Portland Trailblazers jersey, and he’s on the come up–real quick like. 2008/09 was a good year for Pax, filming for the upcoming MFM Inc. and F.O.D.T collabo Hard To Earn. Conversely, it was a tough year for the US of A; the country that most of our readership calls home. Thus, we got to thinking, and came up with a few political and cultural hot topic “Would You Rathers” to fire at Johnnie. From it, we learned that regardless of our country’s fear mongering anxiety and sinking ship attitude, young Johnnie Paxson’s future in the shred game is as buoyant as can be.
Date of Birth: 03.03.86
Home Mtn: Mt. Hood, OR
Would You Rather…
Go wakeboarding or get waterboarded?
Wakeboarding. I’ve never tried waterboarding before but it doesn’t look too fun.
Babysit MFM’s kids or Marius Otterstad?
Haha, that’s tough. Marco’s kids are mellow but I think I’d have more fun with Marius—if we didn’t end up in jail.
Contract swine flu or H1N1 virus?
Neither, but they’re both the same.
Be kidnapped by Somali pirates or a Mexican drug cartel?
The pirates, cuz maybe they’d let me be a pirate and we could just chase booty.
Fight Bernard Madoff or Dick Cheney?
Bernie. He deserves a beatin’ a little more than Dick. Or maybe, he just deserves a little dick…CHENEY! Haha! You guys are gross-minded.
Invest your money in Wall Street or the housing market?
The housing market but that would be like 10 bucks down on a double-wide.