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Tete-a-tete with Jon Kooley

13:05 3rd June 2009 by Onboard Snowboarding
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After his booming part in the movie Burning Bridges, Jon Kooley entered the sacred corner of the best overall international riders.
It’s now been two years that the US ripper is at the top of his game. Here’s a one-to-one ping-pong interview with Mister Jon Kooley…

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Name: Jon Kooley

Nationality: USA

Stance: Goofy

Bithday: 2/21/80

Place of Birth: Portland, OR

Home mountain: Brighton

Board: Jon Kooley 152 – Best board out there!

Binding: Raiden Blackhawk

Boots: Celsius

Sponsors: Nitro, L1, Celsius, Ashbury, Level, Comune, Milosport


Photo M. Welsh

What was your first board? Burton Twin

Where did you go snowboarding the first time? Birch Hill in Fairbanks Alaska.

Your favorite country? Germany, I actually spent some years there when I was a kid.

Your best trip so far? Every time I go back to AK to film.

You have to cook for somebody. What would you cook? Steak… Its the only thing I can cook. I just love meat!

What would you like to change on yourself if you could? I wouldn’t mind being able to grow a real beard.

If somebody would pay you a trip, where would you go and with whom? I would go to Japan with my girlfriend Ashley. Japan is amazing and I would love for her to see it.

Snowmobile? Yes, but I don’t use it much.


Photo: M. Welsh

Who are your favorite riders to hang out with? Will, Jordan, Seth, Zack

What do you do besides snowboarding? Draw, Paint, Skate, Ride my motorcycle, Hang out with Ashley.

The meanest thing you ever did? I’m not sure, maybe pick a fight with someone who didn’t deserve it.

How would the house of your dreams look like? A big garage, that’s all I need!

What do you beleive in: destiny or coincindence? Destiny

Men are… dirty

Woman are… beautiful

The worst pain you ever had? Splitting my knee open this winter.

What makes you laugh? Ashley

As a kid you were? A little shit I’m sure.

Is there any invention you are waiting for? Hover board

How old do you feel? 20

What do you think do people who don`t know you think about you? I’m not sure… I don’t think I want to know.

What do you think about yourself? I’m happy

Single or not? Not


Photo: M. Welsh