| Jim Rippey|
| May 11, 1970 (age 45) (1970-05-11) Quincy, California, United States|Jim Rippey Wikipedia
Jim Rippey (born May 11, 1970) is a former American professional snowboarder and snowboard designer for Burton Snowboards.
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
As of 2011, Rippey has become the minister of Grace Church in Reno, Nevada. Rippey lives with his wife of ten years, Jennifer, and their three-year-old son, Jobe.
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.
For the 1998 Winter Olympics, Rippey was a Play-by-play announcer for the snowboarding competitions.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)