Sylvain Bourbousson, known simply as ‘Bourbous’, has been a pro for four years, riding for Billabong, Salomon, Von Zipper, Eastpak Years, DVS, Nixon and Dakine. Before concentrating on starring in some of the sport’s most spectacular movies, he picked up some top results in competition including being named French half pipe and big air champion in 2003.
In recent years he has travelled the world with his Salomon Official board, Hologram bindings and F3.0 boots – highlights include riding in Iran in 2009 with Marius Otterstad, Remi Lamazouere and Aymeric Tonin (‘crazy mountains, super cool people and cops with machine guns’). He also visited Kazakhstan in 2013 with fellow Salomon riders Victor Daviet and Morgan Le Faucheur as part of Almo Films’ Mille Bornes, where he found some cool pillow lines in 30cm of fresh snow.
Born on 27th November 1983 in Grenoble , Sylvain learnt to ride on an alpine snowboard on hishome mountain of les 7 Laux. His fourth time jumping, he broke the bindings and decided it was time for soft boots – he hasn’t looked back since. When he’s not on his snowboard, he enjoys other action sports such as surfing and mountain biking.
Riding with a regular stance, Sylvain’s prefered disciplines are Slopestyle and Backcountry , and his favourite trick is a blind side spin. Featuring in movies such as Absinthe’s awesome Twel2ve, he draws inspiration from riders such as Peter Line and David Vincent, but above all admires the snowboard vision of Wolle Nyvelt.