Marie-France Roy started snowboarding in 2001 and was a hidden gem in Quebec, Canada until she burst onto the snowboard scene of BC – but not until after conquering her university degree. Since then, the snowboard world has been blessed with, unarguably, one of the most versatile and impressive all-around women’s snowboarders in history. With urban, park and back-country talent, MFR has been awarded multiple Rider of the Year titles by Transworld Media, as well as picking up multiple awards for her movie parts.
Her incredible talent in her sport is matched with a down to earth, humble and giving nature with a fun and goofy twist. MOFO enjoys and cherishes the simple things in life like nature, her friends and family – as well as her garden and chickens. Her calm, friendly personality is mixed with fire and flare which results in a unique style and way of thinking.
Both her skills and personality are reflected in her 2011 technical outerwear pieces. MFR requires technical fabrics incorporated in a streamlined but baggy fit to accommodate the work she does on the mountain. Her color influence reflects her “earthy” style and trims were chosen in fabrics and metals to bring a unique look to the pieces.
Q & A
Who / What inspires you?
People who have dreams and goals.
What is more important to you than snowboarding?
My family, friends and health.
To me, Oakley is
Support from great people and amazing technologies to help me accomplish my dreams.
What move / trick are you working on?
switch tricks, better style and gap to bullshit.
If you could be someone famous, who would you be?
Do you have any other special talents (music / write / draw / paint)?
Mountain biking and mini ramp skating.
Bands: Weezer, Pixies, Rage Against the Machine, Pink Floyd, Manu Chao, Antj Flag , Richard Desjardins, El pornos, Ect. Films: Super Troopers, Team America, Slap Shot and The Never Ending Story 1. Books: Good news for a change by David Suzuki. TV Shows: La fin du monde est a 7hres, N'ajustez pas votre secheuse and Decouverte. Drink: Red Bull vodka, Sex on the beach and milk.
Party animal or mellow TV on the couch?
Party when the time is right. But I'm pretty mellow.
If you were not a pro snowboarder you would be?
5 Items I can't live without
ood, air, water, sun, snow and dogs.
When did you start your sport?
11 years old.
Any last words?
What are your favorite songs currently loaded onto your Thump?
Gloria (Laura Branigan), Every time you close your eyes (The arcade fire) and Wish you were here (Pink Floyd).