A world where pro skiers are sometimes referred to as Rock Stars….I think I have taken that term to a new level…..see www.blacksunshineband.com
Born: Atlanta, Georgia USA raised in Louisiana
Hometown/where you learned to ski: Killington, Vermont
Age when you started skiing: 15
Skiing Background: I started out skiing moguls and training aerials…then moved into the new school side of things when twin tip skis came around. Won an x games qualifier in Chamonix Farce and got invited to the first x games where new school moves were first show to the public on a large scale. Dabbled I skier cross a bit but I prefer Big mountains ad Big dynamic lines on fat rockered skis now.
Favourite Terrain: AK
Dream Conditions: POW
Riding Style: BIG, DYNAMIC and POWERFUL
The Best Thing About Skiing: Being outdoors in nature’s element
The Worst Thing About Skiing: I sometimes get turned off by the new terrain park attitudes….it should be all about having fun and stoking each other out….it sometimes feels like a bad rapper video
The Best Training For Skiing: Skiing
Worst Injury from Skiing: staph infection I acquired while having my knee fixed in a dirty French hospital….I almost lost my leg as a result and it put me down for over 2 years
What is freeskiing for u? it’s like being an artist and the mountain is my canvas
Is freeskiing evolving and what are the trends u see coming next season? I am constantly amazed at where the level is going now with freeskiing…..hopefully avalanche transceivers are getting better with technology and cost less…as we all get further out into the back country with better fatter skis it is becoming more dangerous…..I’d also like to see the kick ass blaster make a come back!
What is Dalbello for you ? The IL Moro T is what I ride and it is like no other boot out there….the flex pattern and the feel dalbello gives me to feel the ski under foot is truly unique in the market.
Describe a perfect day on the mountain, no limits, just dreaming: Well tomorrow we are flying in a single engine plane from Truckee , California with Kevin Quinn and Jason Mack to buzz the top of Mount Shasta then land down at the base……hitch hike up to the snow line and start skinning up the glacier route…….that sounds dreamy…..I’ll let ya know how it goes! It’s June 29th and the snow conditions are incredible.
Superstitions: don’t believe in superstitions
Favourite Music: rock and roll
Favourite Band: Black Sunshine
Favourite Movie: Into the wild
Favourite Ski Flick: Blizzard of Aahh’s
Video Game System: I quit video games at pacman…not a fan of things that make you stay indoors
Other Toys: Surfboards and motorcycles
Other Sports/Activities: I live to play and write music and in my off time I tour to promote Black Sunshine’s debut album
Advice: Stay true to what you are after In this life…work hard and live your dreams…the rest will follow!
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