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MADISON BLACKLEY

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here is something to be said about the kind of person who learns a difficult, new skill because they want to, not because somebody is forcing them into it. Madison had her dad’s Burton Performer and her backyard; that was all she needed to start her snowboarding journey. Mads has taken her riding from the backyard to the streets and everywhere between. Last season she took the overall women’s victory in the Brighton ThirtyTwo Day Banked Slalom and Rail Jam. Mads has also been steadily stacking a catalog of clips; which means even more of her creative and progressive riding will soon be available for your viewing pleasure.

Name: Madison Blackley Nick Name: Mads Age: 23 Home Mountain: Park City Mountain Resort Years Snowboarding: 16 Backing You: Bataleon Snowboards, Switchback Bindings, Airblaster Outerwear, Smith Optics, Nikita Clothing, Vans, Celtak, Cobra Dogs, Dank Donuts, Blindside Co. Gloat: Getting my own Signature Session at High Cascade. Besides Snowboarding: I like to hang out with my dog Maya. I like Hiking, biking (cycling), watching movies, reading, and anything outside really. Road trips are one of my favorite things to do. Inspired By: Spencer O’Brien and Jess Kimura for pushing women’s snowboarding; and recently Christy Prior. Peter Line has always been really cool. Also, I really look up to my friends who board for inspiration. Hardest “Easy” Trick: Back lips. I can still only do back slips most of the time. Short Term: I’ve been filming for the PS webisodes. I’m going to have a part in the sequel to Too Hard, Still Hard, coming out this month. I’ll be putting out a solo part as well; might even see some stuff in Airblaster’s Gone Wild as well. Long Term: I want to live out of a bag for a season. I want to travel and go to different places and just film without having a base camp. I just want to get out and travel more. Three Favorite Video Parts: Peter Line The resistance, MRF Any Means, Jess Kimura in Think Thank.

WORDS BY MARK SEGUIN PHOTO BY BEN GIRARDI

Arkade October 2013  

ISSUE #8.1 - Chris Grenier, Knut Eliassen, Mikey LeBlanc, Cale Zima, Dave Faircloth, Madison Blackley, Mia Lambson, Snowbird, Blindside

Arkade October 2013  

ISSUE #8.1 - Chris Grenier, Knut Eliassen, Mikey LeBlanc, Cale Zima, Dave Faircloth, Madison Blackley, Mia Lambson, Snowbird, Blindside

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