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“They're simple, light, and they work. In the backcountry I like simple things. My transitions are faster than everyone else, they tour great, and most importantly they ride really well.

JUSTIN LAMOUREUX

Hometown: Red Bank, NJ, USA
Currently resides: Squamish, BC, Canada
Current sponsors: Arc'teryx, Spline Snowboards, Whistler-Blackcomb, Thirty Two, Rude Boys Snowboard Shop, CLIF bar
Bindings: Arc

An East Coast upbringing to a West Coast life, Justin Lamoureux has a diverse snowboard background.  He is a former Olympian having competed in the 2006 and 2010 games, placing 7th in the pipe in the 10′ games – a Canadian record. He is the founder of Spline Snowboards, owner of many first descents, a true powder hound, avid splitboarder, dad, engineer, and a splitboard & heli guide. Above all, Justin loves riding and sharing days with his family and friends.

Q & A

There's been a large number of them but I still think making "the backyard project" wins. I rode all thirty mountains you can see from my backyard in a season, and made a web series about it. Before that I'd never been to more than a handful of them. Add to that Squamish isn't exactly high on the list for ease of access. That was an epic season.

Shredding powder with my friends on my Spline snowboards! YEWWW!!

My friends. They consist of dudes that are movie stars for big-mountain riding, the fastest guys on earth, mega booter huckers, and some of the first (and the actual first) splitboard guides. Can't imagine not knowing the crew I grew up riding with.

Exploring new mountains. Nothing is more interesting to me than going somewhere I don't know. Might get skunked, might score the best turns ever. Either way it's an adventure in nature and you don't know until you go. So go.

They're simple, light, and they work. In the backcountry I like simple things. Complicated things break and then you're screwed. I've been riding them for years, beat the hell out of them and they keep working. The snow in Coastal BC is possibly the biggest torture test for a binding, some days it sticks to EVERYTHING, and I've yet to see another binding system that works as well as Spark's do.  My transitions are faster than everyone else, there's less screwing around, they tour great, and most importantly they ride really well.

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