Hometown: Squaw Valley
Home Mountain: Squaw Valley, CA
Years Riding: 26
Stance: Regular Width: 60.5 Front:18 Back: 0
Set Up: 6′ D1 ++
– Career Highlights/Achievements:
Banzai Tour Overall Winner
FIS Snowboardcross World Cup Winner
2nd LBS Mt. Baker
Injuries: make me stronger.
Fresh Pow or New park Set Up: Every day is a good day with a Dupraz snowboard.
Pizza or Cheeseyburgs: Fake cheeseburger might save the planet.
Last Super Stoke: Stoke level was broke after going heliboarding in Valdez with H2O
Last Bummer Wave: Last time on Lake Tahoe with booties and hoodie, still was fun.
Favorite Cold Waxing Process: Brush, WEND MF Cleaner/Conditioner, brush, a hot wax with MF Race Wax Cold temp
Donuts?: New Orleans beignets are my fav. . . or the ones in the parking lot with my subaru.
Most memorable day of riding: Riding spines and wind lips on the Berlin Wall on Thompson Pass
Best Travel Destination: Alaska
Worst Travel Experience: in any airport
A day you wish you could forget happened: Ask myself if I really did that!
Most Embarrassing Moment: When I found myself watching the Kardashians
— THIS YEAR —
Favorite Tripe: Arcticman, this event is one of a kind
Biggest Challenge: Banzai Tour
Best Decision: signing up for yoga
Worst Decision: last night at the bar
–What is WEND to you? Great performance products made with natural ingredients.
Last Words: Thanks WEND for keeping me fast and smooth
“I have been competing in the Olympics, X Games, World Cup, and Banzai Tour, but by far, my best moments are when I snowboard powder.”
Sylvain Duclos was born and raised in the French Alps near Chamonix. While skateboarding at age 13, he discovered snowboarding and fell in love. He began competing in all disciplines of snowboarding at the age of 15 years old. By the age of 18, Sylvain was competing in World Cup events. Career highlights include 8 World Cup podiums and two victories. He also raced at the Olympic’s inaugural Boardercross event in Turino, Italy.
Duclos now resides in Lake Tahoe, California focusing on the Rahlves Banzai Tour, which he won two consecutive years. Outside of snowboarding, Sylvain is a certified yoga instructor at a studio called Mountain Lotus Yoga in Tahoe City. He has found that yoga, pilates and tai-chi are the best ways to keep in shape and work on my strength, balance and cardio.
Some highlights from his 2014 season include a 2nd place finish at the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom and competing in the Articman Race in Alaska.