SNOWBOARDER Vital 20: Austin Smith


Words and Photos: Evan LeFebvre

Since winning various accolades and awards after his ender in last years MDPeople release, We're People Too, Austin's become kind of the talk about town. No one really knew who he was prior to that, even though he'd already laid down solid parts with the NCP crew, and in Lukas Huffman's ir77. So don't think we're jumping on any sort of bandwagon here, cause we've been down. And he's not even that cool anyway, its not like he can do triple backflips or anything.

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Nitro, Quiksilver, Dakine, Nike Snowboarding, Airblaster, Active Ride Shop, Cobra Dogs

Hometown: Bend, OR.

Home mountain: Mt. Bachelor.

Setup: Nitro Austin Smith 155, Raiden Blackhawk bindings, Nike Zoom Force Ones.

Special tuning: Wax, wax, wax.

Tricks: Are overrated.

Terrain: Powder!

Food: Cheap Mexican.

Drink: Water.

Hobbies: Skating, golfing and sailing.

Heroes: My brother and friends.

Music: Metal, techno, country.

Places to ride: Mt. Baker.

People to ride with: Curtis Ciszek, Jake Price, Bryan Fox.

Places to party: Bend, OR.

People to party with: My friends.

Best moment on a snowboard: Mt. Baker with powder.

Best moment off a snowboard: It changes every week. Fourth of July party at Crawford's in Montana takes the cake right now.

Quote: "That's pretty rock and roll".