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PLACE OF ORIGIN:
DATE OF BIRTH:
Dec 13 1985
My name is Justin Van Der Poelen, I grew up on the eastside of Ottawa in a small town called Cumberland where i learned to snowboard on the side of a quarry. people call me a slew of different things: Gypsy son, Jerry Christ, VDP i guess all of which show my different personalities. All of my alter egos besides Jerry dwell deep within the world of snowboarding. Jerry on the other hand likes to party...alot, not to worry though even Jerry has manners. This winter I have been keeping him in hibernation in order to stay motivated and it has payed off so far.
In my off time im juggling work, family time and playing music with friends, I just learned how to surf this past year and i want to make it part of my life because of how amazing and free it feels. One can only snowboard for so long so in the next 5 years I intend to get my degree in business and transfer all i have learned about marketing myself in the snowboard industry to my future job Hopefully within the same industry. i love free riding and feeling really nervous before dropping in, landing something i didnt think was possible halfway through the air, spring pipe runs, greasing a handrail first tee, traveling and meeting nice people.
23 and 15, 15
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SNOWBOARD
Airborn whaler 150
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SNOWBOARD MOVIE THAT GOT YOU HOOKED?
Stand and Deliver
SCARIEST MOMENT OF THE SEASON?
thinking i was in an avalanche and straightlining off a giant cliff to flat.
WHAT GEAR ARE YOU RIDING IN CURRENTLY?
X5, trilogy and core pants and microlite and global jackets all super colorful so photos stand out
FAVORITE PLACE TO BE:
IF I WASN’T SNOWBOARDING I WOULD BE...
trying to take over the world
FUTURE PLANS WITH SNOWBOARDING?
progressing every year and maintaining a well rounded style, i want to land some double corks, find out what all the fuss is about and lock down a really sick cover shot and video part. as for surfing i wanna get barreled one day.
FAVORITE CUT OF MEAT?
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE?
LAST MEAL BEFORE THE ELECTRIC CHAIR?
beans n hotdogs
NATURE OR NURTURE?
Smith, Rome, Dakine, Vans, Voleurz, Pacific Boarder