Exclusive Interview With Erik Leon

DOB: 10/11/94
Sponsors: Arbor snowboards Flux bindings Air-blaster Thirty-two/etnies Ashbury
Facebook: Erik Leon
Site: @erikleon_


Considering what you have accomplished so far, what are your goals for the future?

Well I am still alive. So that’s a solid. For the future I would like to earn many more of my turns. Ride more pow and hike lots of mountains !

Do you like the direction that the sport of snowboarding has gone in since you could remember?

Yeah! It’s all good. X games is kinda beat. I was pretty bummed that Kazu Kokubo didn’t qualify in pipe this year because he has the best style. At least Scotty Lago is still holding it down for style. Real street is sick too. The levels of snowboarding are rising ! It’s G.

What board are you going to be riding in the12/13 season?

Probably going to be ripping a Arbor Del Rey 53 in the streets and park. And probably the Arbor Element Rx 55-57. It’s so Classy!!

Whats the hardest thing about your job?

Probably trying to stay healthy well on the road. Eating right and sleeping good.

What movies are u in?

Airblasters single cork. Couple online movies. Nothing serious.

Erik Leon-He’s so board from The Melting Pot on Vimeo.

Summer 11/12
Shot & Cut Cameron Weeg

Any nutrition secrets?

I’m a vegetarian. Mad vegetables all day. And I don’t eat much fast food ever.

What are you doing when your not snowboarding?

Fly fishing every square inch of water under my nose. It’s so fun. And I skateboard. Hang with my girlfriend. She fishes too!

erik leon fly fishing

At what age did you start snowboarding?Were you on Ski’s first?

I think like 10 or 11. Hell no. Steady board with my brain since day 1!

Family…What does it mean to you?

It means what it means. Mad love and respect everybody does there own thing in my family. Shout out to ma n pa. Your rad

Do you have any trips planned for the 13 season that you’re stoked about?

Well I’m currently in a car driving across the Midwest. Never been to a lot of places out here Montana North Dakota Minnesota Michigan etc. Going to Japan again at the end of February! Going to Boston too!

What is something that a lot of people don’t know about you?

I used to ride Bmx for a while

What were you doing for work before you went pro?

I got my first job this year at a demo shop at a lame resort. Then I got laid off/fired/I left the state.

How many days do you get to ride a year?

Last year! Probably like 300 days for real. All winter all summer. I only took like a month or 2 off. I like to board a lot. It’s fun

Favorite mountain/run?

Boreal MTn. Bear mtn chair 9.

Favorite trick?

S turns. Bobin n weevin

Favorite workout?

Lung exercise

erik leon and friends

 
  • jeff

    what pants is erik leon wearing??? and where can i get them!!!

     
    • Emile LeVeille

      lol, which pair? theres about 4 different ones in this article 😛