While there’s never a shortage of positive vibrations in John Jackson’s perspective, the guy must tap his inner beast when he drops in to send it over jaw-dropping gaps.
From his roots as a Mammoth park rat, John J graduated to filming video parts with Standard Films. He eventually pushed his riding to enders and double parts full of sky-scraping double corks and critical backcountry lines in movies like Forum’s Forever and F It. Awarded “Rider of the Year” and “Part of the Year” from Snowboarder and Transworld, two years in a row, John J’s influence became the stuff of legend. Since then he put out shots in Red Bull’s The Art of Flight and Burton’s 13, filmed for his signature web series, “Brothers on the Run,” and lends valuable input on the development of the Custom X and [ak] outerwear. After a couple injuries, 2013 was a quiet one, but we’re confident that John J’s spirit and shredding will yet again be lifted to epic levels after he returned to snow this past spring.Age: 30 Home Town: Crowley Lake, California Home Mountain: Mammoth Mountain, California Stance: Regular, 23.5" wide, 21° front, -6° back
Whistler Deep Days Pt. 1
Snow was generally in short supply last year, except for a handful of places like Whistler. When it doesn’t stop snowing for weeks at a time, Jussi Oksanen, John Jackson, Mikkel Bang, Mikey Rencz, Mark Sollors and Jeremy Jones had to stick to the trees because the avalanche [...]