Rider Insider / Jake Kuzyk

Jake Kuzyk / In Motion and At Rest

Jake’s a hard one to pin down. He’s been such an important member of the K2 Snowboarding family for so long that it’s difficult to put Jake’s impact (both on K2 and on snowboarding as a whole) into words, so we reached out to a good friend of K2 snowboarding, Blake Paul, and got his take on Mr. Kuzyk. “Jake is a very clean, proper, and precise human being. A true professional with a meticulous demeanor that drives great taste both on and off his snowboard. Take one look at him and you can just tell…he’s just a really nice guy!”

We chatted back and forth via-text with Jake while he was out skateboarding to put together the newest segment of K2’s RIDER INSIDER. Here’s a little top-5 with one of the best in the biz.

First 5 Things You Do in The Morning:

  • Drink Water
  • Take a Shower
  • Drink Coffee
  • Read Emails
  • Clean My Place

5 Bands You’ve Been Listening To Lately:

  • Talking Heads
  • Arthur Russell
  • Depeche Mode
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Cocteau Twins

Jake makes plans with K2 Staff Photographer Colton Jacobs at Mt. Hood

5 Favorite Meals You’ve Been Cooking Up:

  • Egg Scramble with a Bagel
  • Smoothie
  • Pasta with Pesto
  • Salads like crazy
  • All kinds of Sandwiches

5 Essentials For Fall:

  • TV
  • Fleece Zip-Up
  • Warm Coffee
  • Patience
  • The Movie Theater

5 Best Things About Fall in Vancouver:

  • Mild Temps
  • Ramen
  • Phó
  • Skateboarding
  • Reading More

A Little #TBT to Boreal and Jake on a Subculture

5 Tricks That Get You A Letter in Skate:

  • Nollie Heel
  • Frontside Flip
  • Switch BS Heelflip
  • Heelflip Shove It
  • Switch Heelflip Shove It

5 Homies, 1 Van, 1 Location – Who’s In & Where You Going: Anywhere, doesn’t even matter. But this is the crew…

  • Blake Paul
  • Cole Navin
  • Dillon Ojo
  • Danimals
  • Darrell Mathes

Jake’s kit of choice is the Happy Hour snowboard and Formula binding. Depending on the day, you might also see him rolling around on the Bottle Rocket or the Daniel Franck Whales LTD board. You can check out Jake’s favorite gear (and all kinds of other newness) over at K2Snowboarding.com. Then head to your local retailer to touch and feel in person.

With snow falling all across the country, we’re ready for those lifts to start spinning!

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