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Bjorn Leines

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Q&A

Right now, where are you and what are you up to?

I’m in Minnesota now… Dirt biking, Skateboarding, Fishing, wrenching, and farming.

When did you start snowboarding and how did you get into it?

I started when I was 12 because I wanted to skateboard in the winter, and snowboarding was the next best thing.

Who is someone that inspires your riding?

Powerful riders like Travis Rice, Devun Walsh, Terje, and John Jackson.

Who are your favorite Rome team members to ride with?

Stale, Marie France, LNP, Will, Thomas Delfino, Ozzy, and Jordan Phillips!

What projects have you been working on this last season?

I put together a cameo in the TWS film NATION, a Red BULL film called Chamaleon Project, Dan Brisse’s Nut’s n Bolts, and the 12 Months project.

Explain the gnarliest street spot or jump you have ever hit?

I would say Chad’s Gap in Utah in 2006. You had to be going super fast to clear the gap and we used a radar gun while dropping in. To make it you had to be going 55mph… so hitting a jump at that speed was intense. As for street spots, this season I dropped first on a tow in gap jump from a walkway overpass over a set of rails and closeout wall that you had to clear. It was either make it or get really broke off.

What‘s usually pumping through your stereo on the way to the mountain?

It’s usually Classic rock, Hendrix, or Wu Tang.

When you’re not snowboarding what else takes up your time?

My family, Celtek, garage time, moto, hunting, and gardening.

What are your three favorite video parts of all time?
  1. Terje – SUBJEKT HAAKONSEN; because it was ground breaking at the time.
  2. MFM and Jeff Anderson – Back in Black; Rad dudes, charging hard, and legendary styles.
  3. Travis Rice - The Art Of Flight; Raw power, tech tricks, next level action and storyline.
What is your favorite board graphic of all time?

Christian Hosoi’s skate graphic with the rising sun. It was just so rad when I was a grom and I really looked up to him. It became a trademark of him. For Snowboard graphics, I think Terje’s sword graphic. It was an epic time in the young snowboarding industry and represents a rider that really pushed snowboarding. Cool looking graphic for sure.

Four Wheeler or Jet Ski?

Dirt bike

Sunglasses or Goggles?

Goggles… no sunglasses in the pow!

Pizza or Hot Dawgz?

Pizza

The High Life or Bud Heavy?

Beer

Toe-Side or Heel-side slash?

Heel

Rome Van or Plane?

Rome Van. So many crazy moments.

Kickflip or Heelflip?

Airtime

Camber or Rocker?

Camber

Gloves or Mitts?

Mitts

Bagel or doughnut?

Bagel

Bio

  • Alias (Nicknames): Bjorno, BJ, Billy Goat
  • Years on Rome: 8
  • Stance: Regular, 23.25 inches wide, front angle +18 back -12
  • Current Setup: Mod or Agent, Targa Bindings, Folsom Boots

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