Has Jon Kooley been an influence to you at all with his snowboarding or style, or was he on of the reasons you became aware and interested in L1?
Yes. Jon is for sure the first person I learned about L1 from, or at least giving it some sort of nod. Yes, absolutely because of him as a person and a ripping shredder. Jon ran with a few of us for many years pre-season up at our zone 'The Spot’. He was a hot head and a perfectionist to his imagination of what a his trick should be, his passion was always bleeding and I have a deep respect for that type of attitude and drive.
Are you excited for winter?
At this moment in time, how do you see snowboarding?
I see snowboarding and snowboarders hungry! Hungry for change, Hungry for Tricks, Hungry to get some! I know its tough out there from a business perspective, but man, the pulse is real and its thumping! Fools out there are getting it and they ain’t letting up, its so dang rad!!
Who are the people in snowboarding right now that keep you motivated and hyped in the snowboard community or direction?
Riders, always my main vein, JP, Seth, Mitch, Noah, Roan, Dale, etc… Classics always offering up stoke!
Ozzy, Benny Urbs, Sam Tax, I don’t know, lots more! I know many by their insta handles only.
It's cool to see a new generation slipping in to the Biz side of the Industry. I think there is a lot of hope there. Dudes that have given everything to snowboarding and snowboarding gave back to them and now they are running it and its sick, its going to make things different for sure. I like it.