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Six of the Best... With Nicolas Droz.

Six of the Best... With Nicolas Droz.

Photo: Matt Georges. Nico Droz was, is, and will continue to be, the man. Check out the French legend’s Six of the Best.


…Spots to shred?
- Avoriaz, France/Portes du Soleil.
- Haynes, AK.
- SLC, Utah.
- Riksgränsen, Sweden
- Interior BC
- Monashee Powder Cat, Canada

…Riders of all time?
- David Vincent.
- Terje.
- Peter Line.
- MFM.
- J2.
- Mikey Leblanc.

…Experiences on your snowboard?
- A lot of fun most of the time.
- Frustration sometimes.
- Pain sometimes.
- The skateboard feeling.
- Fear sometimes.
- A lot of adrenaline.

…Films ever (not snowboard ones)?
- The Simpsons.
- Friday.
- Scarface.
- Les Trois Freres.
- Soul Plane.
- Les Freres Pétards.

…Hangover cures?
- Aspégic 1000.
- Coca Cola.
- Sleep all day.
- Sauna.
- Go skate.
- Get drunk again.

- Any new tricks.
- Nollies.
- Switch backside 180.
- Switch backside 5.
- Switch backside 7.
- Backside 7.

…Tunes on your iPod?
- Notorious B.I.G.
- Groupe Home.
- Mobb Deep.
- NTM.
- André Nicatina.
- Oxmo Puccino.

…Ways to kill time?
- Watching movies and TV series on my computer, like Prison break, Desperate Housewives, Heroes…
- Cruise on YouTube.
- Smoke cigarettes and make phone calls.
- Clean my desk.
- Watch old skate movies.
- Spin records.

…Video parts?
- Ingemar in Simple Pleasures.
- Romain Demarchi in Vivid and POP.
- MFM in Love/Hate.
- Any Gigi part.
- Any Devun part.
- Any JP Walker part.

…Places for vacation?
- Capebreton at Buffalo’s.
- Maldives.
- Seychelles.
- Greek Islands.
- Paris in the summer to skate.
- Home: skate, sailing, BBQ and friends.

…Ways to get sponsored?
- Always be passionate about snowboarding.
- Respect others.
- Party hard; wake up early.
- Be a perfectionist.
- Do some contests.
- Travel.

…Groms to watch out for?
- Pierre Rué.
- MFM junior.
- Terje junior.
- Romain’s daughter.
- Don Grego junior.
- Droz junior.

Age: Guess…
Date of Birth: 27/12/7?
Nationality: French.
Hometown: Avoriaz, France.
Sponsors: Ride Snowboards and bindings, Helly Hansen, DC Shoes, Von Zipper, Nixon, Eastpak, New Era, 7TB4 Connection.
Board of Choice: Ride DH 151 for jib; Society 160 for backcountry.
DC Park boot.
Bindings: Ride Beta.
Outerwear: Helly Hansen Survival.
Goggles: Von Zipper Feenom.


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