Jamie Nicholls is perhaps the best rider from the UK today, his career has so far been a long and illustrious one with podium results spanning the last 9 years. A decade ago Jamie was throwing 1080′s off the Halifax dryslope, today he’s throwing double corks and cab 160′s next to some of the world’s most talented riders.
We believe Jamie is a truly versatile rider and has what it takes to show that Britain with its some-what lack of mountainous terrain can still produce some of the world’s best riders. Not only does Jamie find it super easy to learn new tricks and help push the boundary of the sport but he can do it all on the kickers, rails and in the pipe. However, his versatility doesn’t come from being able to ride different disciplines, it comes from being able to do all that on the mountain, indoors and on a dryslope. This means there are not many places Jamie wouldn’t find easy to completely rip up on his shred stick and not many people can match that!
Check out Jamie shredding with the rest of the Nike 6.0 team in the Vapen Session.
What is your full name?
How old are you?
Who are your current sponsors?
Nike 6.0, RedBull, Salomon, Oakley, Sterling Socks, Clast, Transform Gloves, TSA, Sno!Zone.
How long have you been riding for?
11 years now. Since i was 7!
How did you get into snowboarding?
I guess watching it on TV and stuff and also having a local dryslope 5 minuets away.
When did you first realise a career in snowboarding was for you? Not sure really, i guess when i left school at 16.
When and where did you win your first comp and what was your winning run?
If its dryslope then it would have been at Hillend in Edinburgh when i was 8, not sure what i did though. And last year i came 1st at the Ride Shakedown in Germany, i remember my run from that one… haha, backside double 1080 and cab 1080!
What is your most impressive trick so far?
Cab 160 think.
What was your favourite competition from the previous season?
Ride Shakedown in Garmish, Germany!
How does it feel to be up against some of the worlds best snowboarders?
Amazing, everyone is really cool.
Will you representing Britain in the Olympics?
Hopefully haha… Would be really cool to represent Britain in the olympics, something ill be aiming for now slopestyle is in there.
Where was your last team trip and what was your favourite episode from it?
Norway, Stranda with Nike 6.0. Its was for the Vapen Sessions and it was so much fun, such a great trip! I think episode 1 was the best for sure!
What are your plans for the coming season?
Travel a lot, film and compete.
Where is your favourite place to ride so far and why?
Hintertux and Mayrhofen, just because i seem to always learn new stuff at these 2 places!
Who are your favourite homies to ride with?
Nike team for sure
If you never took up snowboarding what do you think you’d be doing right now?
Not quite sure, something to do with the out doors i reckon, as i am quite an out door person.
When you are not snowboarding where is your favourite place to be?
Home, i love been at home with family and friends.
Who are your heros?
Not sure :/
We know there’s a lot of ladies out there that like the JN so to help them out we wanted to know what is the best way to go about getting your number?
Send me a message through my website or follow me on twitter! jamienichollsuk or find me on facebook i guess!
What is your best random fact?
A greyhound dog only has 13% fat. FACT!
Keep up to date with Jamie’s life and time’s on his blog that recently got a sick make over – jamienichollsuk.com