Blair McKinney has never met a rail he didn’t like—well, OK, maybe just one or two. Originally from the small town of Wyevale, Ontario, he grew up riding the park at Horseshoe Resort, honing his skills almost every night.
But it was filming with buddies Simon Chamberlain and JP Walker’s Jibberish that really put his name on the map—that and his stompy, smooth-like butter style, and technical skills. McKinney now lives in Squamish most of the year, spending his days on the sled-accessed terrain of the Whistler Backcountry country minutes from his house, and riding the park at Mt. Seymour. Look for big things from Blair in the future. His sponsors include VANS, Nomis, K2, Skullcandy, Von Zipper, Drop Mfg.
WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?
WHAT'S YOUR SET UP?
K2 Hit Machine 152 /K2 Formula Bindings
WHAT'S THE BEST TRIP YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON?
My first rail trip to Finland filming for Jibberish was pretty hype! I had never been to Europe before and there was tons of spots, good food and crazy snow I was trippin!
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU'VE EVER HEARD?
I have heard a lot of good stories in my life but Shawn White not winning the Olympic's is a pretty good recent one haha
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
I am hyped on the hole line up!
WHAT TRICK CAN'T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
I am chum at handplants, I wish I could pop them off way better.
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
I Tore my ACL 4 years ago but couldn't get a surgery until a year and a half later so I snowboarded/filmed the following full season with no ALC it was beast.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?
Skateboarding, Camping, Cottage Living, Pond Hockey, Chillin' with friends.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
I don't think I have ever finished a full book, but I kinda want to start to get into reading a little I think..
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A MIX TAPE?
Dr.Dre- Still D.R.E.
Redman&Method Man- Da Rockwilder
Neil Young- Old Man
Arcade Fire- Afterlife
Black Rob- Woah