DYLAN THOMPSON in THE ARENA
Home Mountain: Brighton Resort and Hood
Years Snowboarding: 10
Sponsors: Neff, Technine, Thirtytwo, Etnies, Electric, Banshee Bungee, Brighton
Setup: Technine Re-enforcer 149, MFM bindings
Angles: 18/-18 Width: 23.5′
Trick of choice: backlips and backflips
Music: Rap, hip-hop, reggae, classic rock, oldies, anything that sounds nice really
Quote: “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed” -Albert Einstein
In FODT’s recently released snowboard flick, The Arena, Dylan Thompson gives a stunning and surreal performance- dishing out fresh tricks on any and every type of terrain imaginable (save for your traditional snowboard park.) The first clip features a 45 stair 50-50 to frontside 360 over the kink and back to a 50-50; which Thompson pulls off without breaking a sweat. He goes on to nail countless street-style wall rides, jibs, and perfect manuals onto jaw-dropping makeshift landings.
As Technine bossman Ethan Fortier says of Thompson,
“Shooting with Dylan is sick, you always know that you are going to get something good. He quietly goes to work on a feature and does not quit till we get the shot. Positive, mellow attitude with smooth style. I can’t wait to see what this kid does in the years to come. We are lucky to have him representing Technine head to toe.”
So keep an eye out for this innovative young snowboarder in the upcoming seasons. He has already made a splash in the snowboarding community and he is bound to stir it up even more with his fresh and fearless style.