Meet The Team

We couldn’t be more stoked to announce our first new addition to the Jones Pro Team...

Shredders and Shreddettes... Please welcome one of the most humble, talented and positive rippers you will ever meet...

TAYLOR CARLTON!

We’ve been backing Taylor for a few seasons now and what we have seen has blown us away. Taylor is the complete package.

"The combination of positive attitude, skills and giving back that Taylor brings to his snowboarding is second to none," said Jeremy Jones. "And his approach to snowboarding is really diverse, from exploring unridden backcountry terrain to the park and pipe, Taylor can ride it all."

Taylor at work/play in Lake Tahoe. Photo - Jeff Curley

Taylor grew up in Michigan and started shredding on small icy Midwest ski hills like Crystal Mountain. He also got a jumpstart from his father who built him his own personal backyard terrain park complete with a legit jump and a couple rails. He moved out to Lake Tahoe when he turned 18 and has spent the last decade ripping it up in the Sierra.

"I’d define my riding style as a little bit of everything," said Taylor. "I was brought up in the park and bred on trannies but I love riding pow in the backcountry. My focus from here on out is to take that freestyle approach to big natural terrain."

Taylor throws down in the Tahoe backcountry. Photo - Jeff Curley

"It’s an honor to ride for Jeremy," said Taylor. "I’ve never met a snowboard company owner who was so involved in all aspects of the sport. Between Protect Our Winters and Jones Snowboards he puts a ton of effort into snowboarding and it shows. The boards are incredible!"

It’s no coincidence that Jeremy feels the same way about Taylor.

"There’s no better example of why Taylor deserves to be on our team than the ’Rally 4 Rocker’ backcountry banked slalom that he hosted last spring in Lake Tahoe," said Jeremy. "Taylor organized the contest, dug the course, ran the starting gate and after ten hours of working logistics he took one run down, set the fastest time of the day and won the contest."

Taylor invited 100+ of the best shredders in Tahoe to the ’Rally 4 Rocker’ banked slalom. The contest honored a fallen local rider and was a benefit for the expansion of the Truckee skatepark. But of course, he was embarrassed to win. Photo - Seth Lightcap

Taylor’s plans for this season include a powder pilgrimage to Interior B.C. and a whole lotta quality time spent splitboarding in the Sierra and the PNW.

We look forward to seeing radical things from you Taylor! Welcome to the team!


Learn more about Taylor on his profile page, follow him on instagram at @taylorc27 and check him out riding the Mountain Twin below:

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Meet The Team
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13 November 2014

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