Interview: Jordane Dubois
Name: Jordane Dubois
Date of birth: march 29, 1993
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Current location: Montreal, (T-town) for the locals!
Years riding: 5
Sponsors: TenPack / Verde, Demolition, D-Structure & The Rise
Q: Let’s start off with a little introduction. Explain who you are in a sentence or two.
A: I'm a 19 years old guy who tries to deal with his BMX life and succeeding at School in mechanical engineering. Other than that I just wanna have as much fun as I can!
Q: How did your passion for BMX start at first?
A: I just remember watching the X-Games and being stoked about this sport so one day me and a friend decided to steal an old bmx and we started riding haha!
Q: What is your bike setup right now and is there anything particular about it?
A: I got an awesome dark blue bike right now, I like to ride my bike 20.75 and 13.5 slammed. Ive also put a race on my fork that has an integrated one cauz it's way more clean.
Q: Who are your regular riding buddies these days?
A: The Rise bitches! And my friends from Imported.
Q: What are your inspirations when it comes to bike riding?
A: I think I don't have to say that every time I see a Garrett Reynolds edit I just wanna take my bike and go ride!
Q: From what I’ve seen, your bikes are always pretty beat up. Do you even fix them sometimes or just ride them till they break?
A: Ahhh man! Don't even talk to me about it! I'm always fixing my bike but grinding and spinning is definitely not good for a bike!
Q: You've been on the Verde team for about a year now and you recently got added to the Demolition team, how is everything going for you with the sponsors lately?
A: Im living a dream right now, my new bike is just perfect, so it feels good. Im just proud to ride for a big company like Demolition and I just wish I get the chance to do some trips and maybe meet the awesome team.
Q: If you could be sponsored by any non-BMX brand of your choice, what would it be and why?
A: Arizona drinks because it tastes so freakin good! And it comes in big cans, perfect drink to ride with.
Q: What stuff do you like to ride the most?
A: long ass ledges!
Q: What’s your favorite meal and why?
A: The poutine at poutineville, because the poutine is the combination of the three most awesome things in the world.
Q: What do you think about the BMX scene in Montreal?
A: Things slowed down when Presence was over I guess, but I think it's getting better and better, we got a bunch of classic spots in Montreal that brings BMX teams to visit us every year.
Q: If you could change anything in BMX right now, what would it be?
A: I would like the BMX scene to be as big as the baseball or the hockey scene, that way I could live of BMX and have ridiculous park in Quebec.
Q: How do you manage to survive during winter when everything is covered by 3ft of snow?
A: I might build a snow bike next winter. I'm also trying to change the ramps at TAZ (Montreal's indoor park) that way it's gonna be less boring next winter.
Q: Let’s say you’re given unlimited budget for one week, what would you do with that?
A: I would buy Ferraries to all my friends to go somewhere and ride and give them free drinks all day all night! Party as much as I can, I would probably be dead at the end of this week!
Q: Do you have any trips planned in the near future?
A: I went to Winnipeg with the Ten Pack team and it was crazy I just cant wait for the next one. As for this winter, I don't know yet, I’ve been thinking of a few things like The Rise's annual Rays MTB trip or just going somewhere South.
Q: Where do you think life is going to take you in the upcoming years?
A: We never know bro! I just want to keep my friends, have fun, and maybe travel more!
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
A: I would like to thank The Rise to be awesome guys especially Michel Plonka! I would like to thank Harley at Ten Pack to be the best TM in the world! And the guys at D-structure.
All pictures by Mikael Cardin.