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Marie-France Roy

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Q&A

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

I am in Whistler, enjoying some spring shredding and hopefully a few more pow resets in the backcountry before the end of the season.

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

I started when I was 11 years old with my 2 older brothers. My parents had just separated and my dad wanted to get back into skiing so he made a deal that if we cleaned the house every week and other chores he would buy us a seasons pass. We ended up being able to go every weekend and we were so stoked.

Who is someone that inspires your riding?

Everyone inspires me; from older legends that I used to look up to as a kid to the new up and comers doing all kinds of cool shit. Even random people cruising the park inspire me all the time. I love it, inspiration is everywhere and especially in people’s attitude. People who are humble, respectful and positive and generally stoked inspire me the most.

Who are your favorite Rome team members to ride with?

Hmm that’s tough to say… I really like everyone on the team and I haven’t had the chance to ride with everyone but I do love riding with Marie Hucal and Mary Rand and I love riding or hanging out with Will. Stale is hilarious and so fun to be around and I don’t know Ozzy much but he seems really chill and fun too. I love watching Larry get drunk and yell funny stuff all night long with Viktor and Rile, haha! Everyone on the team is so awesome.

What projects have you been working on this last season?

I have been starting to film for my own project called The Little Things. http://thelittlethingsmovie.tumblr.com/ It’s a good way for me to be filming while doing something that will hopefully spread a positive perspective at the same time. It’s definitely got an environmental twist to it but nothing dramatic or preachy that people don’t want to hear. It’s more about showcasing what kind of initiatives some snowboarders have taken already and get inspired by them towards positive change. I’m very lucky to have Darcy Turenne as the filmmaker and it will feature Jeremy Jones, Tamo Campos, Meghann Obrien, Gretchen Bleiler, Jonaven Moore, Nicolas Muller and I. I’m super excited about it and it’s been a really fun season thus far.

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

Hmmm I don’t know… That’s a tough one. The gnarliest event I’ve been a part of was the first Rome Team shoot out at Bear. It wasn’t all that gnarly but it was just challenging because we shot for 7 nights in a row from like 12 to 5 am and the park would always be sheer ice since it was in the spring. I just remember us all being so over it by the end. I hit this one step up jump over rocks and twigs and I messed up off the lip and landed on my back right on a rock. Bjorn was such a beast, he had 2 taped up sprained ankles and was just hucking the biggest tricks to flat. He would explode and get back up to do it again until he would land… It was heavy to watch.

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

It depends on the day but it could be anything from mellow Sunday morning tunes to Rap or old punk rock or oldies. I pretty much like it all except techno.

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

Island life! I like to go Surfing, building my cob house, gardening, skateboarding, hanging with friends, and tropical surf trips. I’m so lucky; I have the best life ever.

What are your three favorite video parts of all time?
  1. Any Tara Dakides part because I looked up to her so much as a kid and she has inspired so many girls to go for it.
  2. Any Jess Kimura part because she’s so sick and has worked harder than anybody I know to get there. She truly loves snowboarding and everything that comes with it.
  3. Mikey Leblanc’s part in Simple Pleasures because it was the first vid we owned and he just seemed like the funniest dude.
What is your favorite board graphic of all time?

LIVE NUDE DUDES!! Haha!

Four Wheeler or Jet Ski?

Jet ski

Sunglasses or Goggles?

Both with a visor though

Pizza or Hot Dawgz?

ZAAAA

The High Life or Bud Heavy?

How bout them Palm Bays?

Toe-Side or Heel-side slash?

Both are quite satisfactory

Rome Van or Plane?

Rome Van any day! Unless it’s for more than 5 days…ha!

Kickflip or Heelflip?

Been trying to kickflip for 12 years. Not hard enough obviously. This summer though… I’m going get it.

Camber or Rocker?

CAMBER!! WHERE DID YOU GO I MISS YOU!! But Rocker is hella fun on jibs and stuff too.

Gloves or Mitts?

Gloves for spring but mitts for the rest.

Bagel or doughnut?

A big fat Croissant right up in yo grill! What? Sorry that was rude!

Bio

  • Alias (Nicknames): Mofo
  • Years on Rome: 8
  • Stance: Regs, 18,-18
  • Current Setup: LO-FI 150 & Madison Boss Bindings

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