iika-backstrom-vital20-dWords: Evan LeFebvre
Photo: Nate Christensen

Stance: Regular.

Sponsors: DC, Electric, Monster, Nixon, Active.

Hometown: San Clemente, California.

Home mountain: Wherever it’s good.

Setup: My DC model 154 and 158 for powder, DC boots.

Special tuning: I just take my edges off a bit … don’t like them super sharp.

Tricks: Bs 3.

Food: Wahoo’s and all my mom’s food … actually not all of it.

Drink: Vodka sodas.

Hobbies: Skateboarding, Surfing, Golfing, Hockey, just being awesome.

Heroes: Vincent Chase.

Music: Rap, Reggae, House, Rock.

Places to ride: Seymour with Dev, Baker, Whistler, The Lab, Talma.

People to ride with: All my good friends.

Places to party: Finland and Vegas.

People to party with: All my friends are really fun to party with, no favorites. It’s always fun with my homeys in Finland for sure. That’s where I’m off to tomorrow.

Best moment on a snowboard: This year the best was when I did this pillow line, I was riding away from it and everything just felt so good cause the snow was so deep and so good. I just laid a backside slash as hard as I could, such a good feeling. One of the better moments of my life for sure. So hard to explain, I keep thinking about that moment a lot.

Best moment off a snowboard: Summertime is just awesome.

Contests or videos: What do you think?

Quote: “Never hope more than you work. “