Welcome to Team Treeline – Jamie Trinder
We are stoked to welcome Jamie Trinder to Team Treeline!!
Jamie is a hugely talented & mega rad snowboarder from Scotland & rides for some of our favourite brands too. Part of the GB Park & Pipe Team, Jamie’s had a very successful year & we’ll hopefully see him in Morzine this winter. We recently managed to catch up with him to find out more about his snowboarding & what he is up to this winter…
Where in the world are you now and what are you up to?
At the moment I’m back home in Boat of Garten in the highlands of Scotland. Working hard to get an old injury healed up, lots of scans, physio and strange exercises. On the mend for Breck in December so can’t really complain!
How long have you been snowboarding & how did you get into it?
I started skiing at young age, living so close to Cairngorm and having two parents that were instructors, it was always going to happen. I picked up a snowboard at the age of eight, along with me little brother Angus. Family friends were snowboarding and it looked way cooler to us so we had to try it! Two little Burton Choppers for Christmas and we basically taught ourselves. A few lessons through school later on and then we progressed to the Cairngorm Snowboard Club when we began to get into to freestyle and things took off from there really.
When did you first get sponsored? How did it come about?
I first got sponsored back when I was 16 years old. A kiwi turned Cairngorm local, Dave Pearse started up his own bandana company called OWL, really cool little brand. He helped promote me and chucked me some free bandana’s, caps and tees. Awesome first sponsor, mellow attitude and let me progress in my own time, no pressure. Started all from shredding with all the local crew around Aviemore and developed from that.
Have you been to Morzine? Where are your favourite spots in the Portes du Soliel to snowboard?
I’ve been to Morzine twice before! Love the resort, have to say my favourite spot is by far the Stash. When it’s dumping pow and early season, heading down into the trees is the best. So many sick features in there you never get bored!
Who are your current sponsors?
My awesome sponsors are Bataleon, CLWR, Vans, Switchback, Dragon, TSA, Celtek, Bawbags, Treeline Chalets, big up to them, thanks for all the support!
What CLWR outerwear will you be riding in this winter?
For the coming season I’m shredding in the Black CLWR Anorak, Olive Flight Pant and black Armor Balaclava. Rad outerwear, stylish and yet still functional for out on the hill!
What Bataleon snowboard(s) will you be riding this winter?
Currently I’m riding the Whatever and Boss both in 154. Versatile boards for park, pow and piste, they both destroy everything. Tonnes of pop and so much fun to ride!
What Celtek gloves will be keeping your hands toasty this winter?
I love the ‘Bitten By A Mitten’ line from Celtek! This year I went for the Wu Tang wasp design, it looks so sick! I’m also rocking the Radar mitt, really high quality mitt, good for early winter and riding pow!
What was your highlight of 2014?
My highlight from last winter has to be the first week in April. After spending most of the winter in Mayrhofen learning new tricks and progressing my riding, I traveled across to Tignes for the British Champs. I picked up two 1st place podiums in Slopestyle and the Bangers and Cash Rail Jam, as well as 3rd in Pipe. With friends from the GB Team, I flew straight back home to Scotland to compete in the Vans Hi-Standard, where I took 1st overall. Crazy busy week, lots of shredding, lots of comps, lots of travel and stoked to come away with all those results!
What have you got going on this winter?
For the coming months, I’ll be training with the GB Park & Pipe Team as much as I can. Colorado for December, then Europe in the new year and through to end of the season. As much on snow time as possible, filming, training and contests. Looking forward to another exciting winter, can’t wait to get started in a few weeks!
What does it mean to be part of the GB Park & Pipe Team? What does it involve?
I’m stoked to be part of the GB Park & Pipe Team, it’s a rad crew and amazing atmosphere to train in! As a member of the team we get the opportunity to travel around the world, chasing the snow and training and competing in the best parks and facilities available. There is a fantastic infrastructure of coaches, physio’s, medical staff to help us during the season, making sure we are fit, healthy and progressing our snowboarding. I’m very lucky to have this opportunity and love being part of such awesome team.
When you are not snowboarding, what do you like to do?
When I’m not snowboarding, I’m either out training at the gym or on my bike, getting fit and ready for the season. Skateboarding when I can, looking forward to a new park opening up in Inverness, can’t wait the area has needed it for so long. This summer mainly been playing football and working at Quadbike Treks Aviemore, it’s be awesome! Took a step back from snowboarding over summer with injury and it’s definitely made me a lot more motivated and excited to get back shredding!
What advice would you give to anyone who wants to start snowboarding?
For beginning, head down to your local slope/resort wherever it may be. I’d say grab a mate, someone who’s up for the challenge and get a lesson or two, most places will run a beginners introduction lesson get on slope and get stuck in. You will spend the first while on your ass and falling over but stay determined and be patient, once you do get going you’ll be hooked!
For those pushing towards freestyle, ride with people who are motivated to learn and try new tricks. When you can all feed over each other, get stoked about snowboarding and push each other to progress your riding, then that’s the crew you want to ride with! Let your riding do the talking and do be too hung up on getting sponsored, as long as you keep progressing and love what your doing then something will come along sooner or later.
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