With the snowboard season in full swing, we wanted to take a look at some of the young, talented shredders that are making names for themselves. With that being said, let us introduce you to Miles Fallon. With tons of style and a huge passion for snowboarding, it’s only a matter of time until he’s a household name. We recently caught up with Miles to talk about school, his sponsors, and his plans for the future. See what this young buck had to say.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Miles Fallon and I’m 12 years old. I was born in California and I live in Toms River, NJ. I like girls and I love snowboarding.
When did you first learn how to snowboard and who taught you?
I was on vacation with my family and friends at Mount Snow when I was about 6-years-old. Our friends had snowboarded before, but it was my first time. We rented a snowboard, and I remember being scared on the chairlift and hiking up the mountain. The first time I went down, I totally got wrecked and went through a skier’s legs and ate it. My first real lesson was maybe a month after because I liked it so much, but we started on the toe rope and that was hard, so we finally had to go off the chairlift. I thought it was going to drop me off a cliff at the top. I was so scared, but it turned out to be pretty simple, so that’s how I all started and I loved it.
What do you love about snowboarding?
Snowboarding makes me forget about all things in my life like problems or school things I have to do the next day. It just makes you feel free and like anything is possible in the whole world. It makes you feel like you're flying down the mountain and it’s just awesome. It’s sweet!
Who do you look up to in snowboarding?
I look up to Matt McTaggart. I want to be like him, he’s awesome. I also want to be like Tommy Burke, the guru. He taught me how to hit rails, and I really like Scott Stevens. I want to ride exactly like him when I grow up.
Do you have a favorite mountain, tricks, or people to ride with?
Matt McTaggart and Tommy Burke are my favorite people to ride with I love to hit rails and jumps, but at the end of the day when you're with your homies, it’s just so much fun to do butters and hit tree runs and do dumb stuff.
Being such a young talented rider coming up, do you have certain companies that are supporting you?
Yeah, totally. I got to give a huge shout out to all the homies from High Cascade, and Big Boulder for putting me on their website. Also, shout out to Nike for putting me on flow, and Union and Crab Grab. A huge shout out goes to the guy that does the edits and my filming, Dominic Galliano, aka Luigi.
Besides snowboarding, what are your other hobbies? What do you do when you’re not on your board?
When I’m not snowboarding, I’m skateboarding, surfing, playing soccer, or just trying to do cool things like climb a tree and jump off of it.
What kind of music do you like what music do listen when you’re riding or chilling?
You know what gets me hyped? I love listening to Miike Snow. It makes me feel passionate about what I’m doing. I also listen to Justice, classic rock, MGMT, and Two Door Cinema Club. I don’t like dubstep. I like things like Morrissey and the Smiths. I like that kind of music.
What grade are you in? Is it a hard to balance schoolwork with competing? How does that work?
I'm in seventh grade in middle school, so it's a little harder preparing for high school. It's pretty big deal, but at the same time, I wish I wasn't there. I wish I was snowboarding, but it's super cool because I have good friends. I don't compete because I love it, I compete because it’s kind of fun when you win. I just make sure I have good grades so I can continue snowboarding--that’s my parents’ rule. My favorite subject is probably social studies because it’s my best class. Math is really boring and I don’t get it. I don’t have to do taxes yet, so why do I need it?
You’re still a young kid, but what are some your goals and dreams? What do you want to accomplish in your snowboarding career?
I just want to snowboard for a living or be a part of snowboarding, and there's lots of other options besides riding, but I really just want to snowboard forever. Being pro for Nike would be a dream come true.