Uploaded by vice on Dec 1, 2011



JAMIE LYNN: It's a pretty classic butt rocker shot from
when I was 10.
Got the mullet, and the Ozzy Osbourne pin on my lapel for
my fourth grade school photo.
I don't think my teachers or principals were too stoked on
that at the time.

It was kind of a rebellious act to go up and want to ride,
and want to snowboard, and do something new and different.
So I always got heat for it, and it almost fueled my desire
to want to do it more, just because it wasn't handed to me
on a silver platter.
But I never got into it with the fact that I was going to
be this successful snowboarder that's going to
make all this money.
It was all just an offshoot of doing something that I loved
to do, and that if I got enough money to put food on my
table, and have a roof over my head, and a bed to sleep in,
well, that was even better.
That support from my parents came around, like early
mid-90s, when I started getting my own pro model, and
making a fair amount of money from it, and starting to have
a bank account to show for.
That's when my parents came around, and said, well, this
might be something that might be worthwhile after all.

Mullet 160.
And there was periods of time where I got really good offers
from other companies.
Sometimes those offers were financially better, but I just
felt like you'd just be number 23 on a list of 100 of team
riders, and there'd be no personal relationship.
It would just be kind of a--
you'd be utilized as a tool for them to make money.
Where with Lib Tech, it was something a lot more personal,
something that they didn't have a lot of team riders at
the time, and they could focus a little bit more on what you
needed, and what you wanted, and to have a direct input in
relation to how your board rode.
You weren't just handed whatever they were making.
You could actually go in there, and custom tailor the
board geometry or construction to how you wanted to ride it.
CHRIS ROACH: He did it his way, and he always rode for
the same company.
He was loyal, and lives by his own rules, and that's a good
thing to see in snowboarding.
They don't change for somebody else, or for a company they're
riding for, or whatever.

JAMIE LYNN: Yeah, I'm really, really stoked on the
opportunity to continue to ride for the people that I've
had relationships with for the last 15 years.
To know that they're still supportive, and they still
want to be a part of what I'm doing means a lot to me.
And it makes me want to give back to them just as much as
they've given me throughout the years.

It means a lot to have some integrity, and to continue
relationships that you've built and worked
on for over a decade.

And I like to make a mess.
I like to open up and have stuff everywhere, imagery,
paint, canvases, and then be able to work and revolve
through the canvases as I'm working.
It's not very conducive to doing that right in the middle
of your living room.
It's like, I like to do that, someplace that
I can make a mess.
This one's a favorite in particular.

Like the simplicity of it.
And there's nothing more beautiful than the form of a
naked woman, and it'd be a shame to hide that behind a
top, bra, shirt.
CIRCE WALLACE: I met Jamie Lynn on the Northwest series
circuit, early '90s.
He was a little bit younger than me.
He was competing in the juniors division, and I was
competing in the women's pro division, which was funny,
because the difference between pro and him was pretty slight.
But he was real cute.
I liked him right away.
JAMIE LYNN: I think I was 16 or 17 years old, and I was
doing a lot of Northwest series contests.
I just remember hiking up the side of the half pipe, staring
at this blonde's back side.
And she worked for Starbucks at the time.
She was a service technician for Starbucks corporate
headquarters in Seattle.
So I just remember this girl coming home from work with
bags of fresh ground espresso and an espresso machine, and
got me hooked on coffee at an early age.
CIRCE WALLACE: Yeah, it was kind of Mount
Hood/Timberline love.
We did a lot of summer camps together, and I really, to
this day, loved his family, and he's a good Northwest kid.
JAMIE LYNN: She had this killer job with Starbucks,
making money, and had her own car, and had the ambition and
drive to want to be a part of what snowboarding was at that
point in time, and that seemed to fit really well with where
I wanted to go, and what I was doing.
Her and I hit the road together, and started
traveling, and doing a lot of snowboard stuff together.
And stuff started happening for me a lot, to where she was
over my shoulder on every phone call, like, tell them
I'm coming, tell them I'm going to be there.
I want to be a part of it, too.
And there was a lot of friction because of that, but
it just goes back to how driven and tenacious she was
to make the most out of her opportunity, and the business
savvy to be able to pull it off.
And I have friends that I grew up with that had equal or
better riding ability as me, but just never really had the
desire, or the focus, or the tenacity to want to take it to
another level, to see a further horizon out there than
what they saw.
And then they just got stuck in their same routine, and now
they're sitting back, wishing they would have done it, and
they could have done it, and they resent where they're at,
and how they got there, just because they didn't take
advantage of the time that they had to do it.

I understand it.
I respect it.
That's just not where I was.
I was looking for a little bit more out of life, and I knew
that life had that potential.