|Full name||Jim Rippey|
|Born||May 11, 1970|
Quincy, California, United States
In the 1980s, Rippey became a professional snowboarder and accepted a sponosrship with Burton Snowboards. He was known for his extreme mountain freestyle snowboarding, which entailed boarding the largest mountains in the world and reaching the highest speeds and airs possible. Rippey made a name for himself in the 1990s by front and backflipping off of large cliffs in notable backcountry spots. He is also the first person to land a backflip on a snowmobile.
- Winner, Burton U.S. Open 1997, Straight Jump
- Winner, Air & Style Contest 1997, Innsbruck
- Winner, Vans World Championships 1998, Straight Jump Winner
- Third Place, X-Games 1998 Space
- Winner, Göteborg Megastar Contest 1998, Straight Jump Winner
- Winner, Vans Triple Crown, Snow Summit 2001
- Big Air, (Straight Jump) Weltmeister 1998
Goes to ELEVATE camps during the summer with David Martinez, Josh Greenough, Johnny VanDerschaaf, Scott Alexander, Kaden Breshears, Sam Battaglieri, Jon Diehl, Matt Stark, Connor Skudstad, and Chris VanDerschaaf and Brad Luff. His favorite people at elevate camps are Jeff Breshears and Kindell Breshears.
Film and television
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! (TV series) Himself – Episode #4.10 (2003)
- I Know What You Did Last Winter (video short) Himself (1998)
- Snowriders II (documentary) Himself (1997)
- Black Diamond Rush (documentary) Himself (1993)
- Huck Magazine issue #030
- "Jim Rippey - Official Website » About". www.jimrippey.com.
- IMDB Jim Rippey entry
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