Rider Profile - Jack Spence

Rider Profile - Jack Spence

Get the low down on Boardertown team rider Jack Spence.

Where are you from?
Wellington, New Zealand.

How did you get in to snowboarding and how long ago?
First time I was 12 on a school trip but started when I was 18 doing an instructor course with my two mates.

Where's your favorite place to ride in NZ, and overseas?
Cardrona for sure, best park in NZ and real fun free riding when powders around. Japan for powder overseas and Colorado/Utah for park.

What's your best travel tip for snowboard missions?
Having a good crew .

If you weren't snowboarding, what would you be doing?
Surfing, and probably a boring ass job so still snowboarding!

Where do you see the future of snowboarding going, quads or carves etc?
Innovation of style and more tweaks, comp riding will probably be quads.

What are your goals for winter 2016, adventures or tricks etc?
Film alot and try stack a shot or two, learn more technical rail and heavier jump tricks.

What's your current setup and sponsors?
Snowboard: Bataleon Evil Twin 157
Bindings: Union Team
Outerwear: O'neill
Goggles: Anon M3
Gloves: Rad Ranch Hand Mitts
Accessories: Capitahl Hood
Home Shop: Boardertown Queenstown

What's your stance, any secret tips or tweaks?  
Angles: 15, -15. 
Width: Around 20 something inches, trying to tweak everything helps

Queenstown, NZ // Snow is in the forecast

the snow is coming

Winter is looking good with snow starting to fall in Queenstown

The snowboard season is getting ready to kick off with snow starting to fall in Queenstown over the next week.  Snow-Forecast.com is reporting snow at The Remarkables this week with over 30cm of snow in the forecast for Monday.  As a big front moves in, temperatures are dropping and the Queenstown and Wanaka regions are due for a good early dump to set us up for the season.

Need any snow gear or just want some advice? Head in to Boardertown Queenstown.  Only 2 minutes from Queenstown Airport and with ample parking and access we have the best range of snowboard gear in New Zealand.  Stocking Burton, Bataleon, Union, Lib Tech, Gnu, Yes, Jones, Thirty Two, Anon, Oakley and more, we have the biggest range of men's and women's snow gear backed up by over a decade of expertise in retailing snow gear.  

Def X G-Shock Stealth Mode Capsule

Def X G-Shock

The Def Manufacturing X G-Shock Stealth Mode Capsule out now

Local New Zealand skateboard brand Def MFG has got together with the team at Casio/G-Shock for the Stealth Mode limited edition capsule.  Included in the release is a Stealth Mode G-Shock DW6900-1V Watch, Stealth Mode Deck and apparel.  There are only 50 each of the watch and deck produced worldwide with only 40 released to the public.  Available online and in stores at Boardertown Botany, Boardertown College Hill and Boardertown Queenstown now.  

Part One and Two of the Def X G-Shock Stealth Mode clips, filmed by Shane Lin, edited by Otiz Prinz and featuring Def team rider Jessie Boonz.