Kennedi Deck

Kennedi Deck Makes Space

When Kennedi Deck was 14 years old, she bought a Banshee Bungee from Dark Flavour, the skate and snowboard shop she worked at in Grande Prairie, AB. She wanted to hit some street spots, and without friends in the area who shared that desire she called upon her dad, Jevon, for help. He’d set up a camera on a tripod, drag the bungee out to Kennedi and run back to hit record before she dropped on whatever small feature she’d found in town. The first was just a bike rack. “It was so cringe and ridiculous,” Kennedi says. Yet it was the start of something. 

Now 23 years old, Kennedi has become one of snowboarding’s standout street riders. From her early days as a distinguished grom to producing attention-grabbing video parts to joining the ranks at Vans and K2, in many ways she’s checking all the boxes of what’s generally expected from a promising young snowboarder. More recently, as a prominent voice for snowboarding’s LGBTQ+ community, she’s expanding mindsets of all that a pioneering rider’s presence could entail…

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