Lucas Magoon interview

Lucas Magoon

Lucas Magoon

Big Bear, CA. p: Jeep Eddy

How did you hear about the film and how did you get involved to work on Resolution?

I heard about The SNOWBOARDER Mag Resolution film some time after the SFD premiere tour ended and I was asked to be involved with another SNOWBOARDER Mag project around that same time. It was a honor.

How was your approach to filming for Resolution different from other projects you’ve worked on?

The approach to filming for Resolution was different than other projects I’ve worked on before because this year I started filming with no equipment lined up or travel budget in hand and I was being chased by thoughts with no answers. To adapt, I just had to climb out of the darkness to make it to the light and that wasn’t till the end of the year just weeks before the deadline that I found a new course to represent and stand for. It was still fun getting out of the comfort zones to find new beginnings.

Lucas Magoon

What were some of the highlights of your winter?

The highlight was making it out of the distorted circumstances I was under and getting equipment that can withstand my shredding and being able to get some travel before the Resolution deadline for SNOWBOARDER Mag.

What were some of the lowlights of your winter?

The only lowlight was from equipment failure for 2 months straight and lack of travel budget till the end of the year.

What was the craziest thing you saw in the streets or the backcountry while filming?

I witnessed a lot of sickening style shredding this year from Brett Kuhlas’ switch 50-50 on a gnarly triple kink, Colin Wilson’s gap down to backflip to fakie, Matt Boudreaux’s (aka Boody’) 4, 5 to 6 foot nollie snakebites and Jake OE shredding chainlink fences, Ian Sams gapping down the Jeffy high school kink, Beef’s follow cam through a cemetary, Johnny Killer Miller killing it, Chris Bradshaw murking walls and all the rest I didn’t shout out.

Lucas Magoon

Mammoth Lakes, CA. p: Huggy

The Snowboarder Movie

Are you happy with the amount of footage that you’re sitting on?

I’m alright with what I got. There’s always more I want, though I’ll just have to wait till next year. After only a year of filming, but I’m happy I stayed healthy and was able to stack a couple clips. You always want more.

Who was your main crew this winter?

In the first month I was mixed among shredding and finding zones with Ian Sams, Johnny Miller, Mr. Dank, Chad and Ryan Tarbell, Chris Bradshaw, Justin Bennee and Scott Blum. SNOWBOARDER Mag photographer Huggy rolled up and picked up filmer Mia from the airport. She was in the mix for some weeks, and also Cavan drove up for a week. Once Mia and Cavan dipped out, Huggy stayed for the rest of the month untill Beef got on a flight to meet up and shortly after, Huggy bounced and photographer Jeep Eddy spent a few weeks into the second month shooting for SNOWBOARDERMag. A month or two after, I made it on a short film trip for four days with Beef, then the last month before the deadline I spent a few weeks with Beef and the Impaler crew to finish up the season.

What did you want to get out of this video part?

Just wanted to charge for SNOWBOARDERMag and enjoy another year with SNOWBOARDERMag.

What are some snowboard films that resonate with you from before you were a pro snowboarder?

Whatever the original Killington Darkside Snowboard Shop had on their television from 1993 till the early 2000s. Though Iron Curtain 1, 2 and 3 were the movies I looked up to because some of the shred zones in the films I would see when waiting at the bus stop for the bus back to Rutland.

How’s the RV holding up?

Oh yes the diesel RV is holding up still. After some minor this and thats you’ll get a routine in rhythm.

Were you traveling and living in the RV all winter?

May of 2015 is when we got the RV and started full-time living. In September, we traveled out from the east to Denver for the Snowboard On The Block event where the SNOWBOARDERMag SFD movie premiere tour started, then we followed the SFD tour to Southern California to spend the first winter in the RV in Big Bear Lake, California. We stayed at an RV trailer park off the main boulevard. Nice owners, good prices, always good with full amp plug-in and set with a skatepark in sight and a short walk to the corner store. We stayed there till May of 2016 and then drove back east for the summer then we’re going to do the same line up for this September, though it’s the start of the new SNOWBOARDERMag 'Resolution' tour!

Where did you spend most of your time while you were filming for Resolution?

Big Bear Lake was where I was posted the most till I got some travel budget and then before the year ended I got to fly out for 4 days to Grand Rapids then 2 weeks in Duluth.

Where did the forearm shiver come from?

The forearm shiver comes from some years back on the block/tripod laps with The Killington Blockfather (Pat Bridges) and The Blockfather also named it after when he was at MSJ High School in Rutland and he would arm check fools in the face when they had their football helmet on and the forearm would shiver afterwards.

Ted Borland

Big Bear, CA. p: Huggy

Lucas Magoon

Lucas Magoon

Big Bear, CA. p: Huggy

Lucas Magoon

Big Bear, CA. p: Huggy

Lucas Magoon

Big Bear, CA. p: Huggy

What were some new tricks you wanted to learn or invent going into the winter?

I’m always trying to learn or invent new tricks. There were new ones added and it’s the best when you happen to get a new something into the mix when you didn’t mean to.

What led you to sign on with the D-Day team?

A lot of it was through E-Stone after the company we worked with for twelve-plus years chose a different path. And the universe led me to sign with the D-Day team to shred with more strength and continue what it’s worth to be a snowboarder, for snowboarding.

What is it like getting to session with Ranquet and Roach?

It’s charging hype with the style included.

When was the last time you stomped a cab seven off of a park jump?

The last park jump I cab sevened was at Mammoth before Superpark 20 and it made me remember how fun jumps can be. I would like to take it to windlips and pillow lines out in the sleeping gods territory.

Big Bear seemed to be a street destination this winter. With all the new snow, was it nice to hit some street stuff in a town you’ve spent so much time in?

I had no travel budget so I was looking to be located in Big Bear for a good part of the winter. A lot of options were available around the lake. There’s always more and whatnot, though I prefer flying to a snowed out city because that’s the best option for a video part.

Describe your dream feature and your dream crew. What would it be and who would it be?

It’s all in the making right now. Talk has been to post up in a city of choice to start rackin’ and stackin’ another video part at that city or the sleeping gods territory. Where ever it ends up there’s only more to be had! Going to be shredding forever !

What do you have to say about Bigfoot?

Check The Sasquatch Chronicles podcast.

Get any new ink lately? Pets? Warrants?

New ink whenever possible, no new pets and only one warrant.

Do you have anything to say about Duluth?

If you know what I think about Duluth then you already know! Respect.

What are your plans for this summer and next winter?

I’ll be back east for the summer working, putting up any type of fence. Then fly out to Mt. Hood for a week, fly back for a few months, then drive the RV to Denver in September for Snowboard On The Block, then post up in Big Bear for another winter.