RIDER PROFILE - MORGAN SCHOFIELD
21 Jun, 2016
Park to powder - Morgan Schofield has it on lock.
Where are you from?
How did you get in to snowboarding and how long ago? Mum shipped me off on a snowboard camp for a school holidays in 2005. I was hooked from the moment i made my first not so graceful falling leaf.
Where's your favourite place to ride in NZ, and overseas?
Remarks is the spot in NZ, so much terrain to hike if you have the legs for it. Hokkaido, Japan probably the most fun I’ve had on a snowboard snaking through tree lines and sending it into bottomless landings.
What's your best travel tip for snowboard missions?
Extra socks, you can be cold hungry and tired, but there's nothing worse then wet stinky feet.
If you weren't snowboarding, what would you be doing?
Surfing. My Whanau grew up surrounded by the ocean so it would have been only naturally to get on a different board sport.
Where do you see the future of snowboarding going, quads or carves etc?
There;s only a few guys doing quads so… Carves, grassroots snowboarding will never die!!!, Snowboarders minds are expanding on the creative side so i only see it fit that we explore every possible realm of the carve... plus anyone can do them.
What are your goals for winter 2016, adventures or tricks etc?
My overall goal would be to pack as many adventures i can into the season, while shooting photos with some photographer pals and stacking footy for a full part. Fingers crossed all goes to plan!
What's your current setup and sponsors?
Boardertown, Capitahl, Bataleon Snowboardss and Switchback Bindings.
This season ill be boosting on a Evil Twin Asym 156 with some fresh Switchback Universe bindings for a good transition between sending booters and riding Remarks chutes.
What's your stance, any secret tips or tweaks?
Degrees: +9, -9 degrees
Stance Width: not sure on my width... I’m short as so not very wide!
Find something that is most comfortable for you, play round with a bunch of widths and angles until you find something you like the feel of. Everyone's is different so just play around and find whatever feels good!
If you were a cake, what kind would you be?
Cake…. nah! Chocolate self saucing pudding - YES!