Name: Ryan Arrington
Hometown: Houston, TX
Resides: Winter Park,CO
Sponsors: Vans, Smokin’ Snowboards
So you recently released this edit, where is all the footage from?
Majority of the footage was filmed while we were turkey neckin’ on Berthoud Pass or at Winter Park Resort.
Did you feel you needed to take matters into your own hands to compile your footage and get it out there?
Sometimes getting it out there is what it takes but its more communicating an expression / vision. It can be tough to be portrayed how you envisioned. Essentially, that's how a lot of our original edits such as the Death to the Rats series and Crab Lab got started.
How come all the edits out of Winter Park have an olde tyme feel?
Most of the edits that come out of WP have an olde tyme feel because of the environment that surrounds the valley in Grand County. Winter Park has a very western feel to it and I think this translates in the edits. The company I keep doesn't help either I might as well be hanging out with Willie Nelson himself. The olde tyme feel is needed in such an advancing time though. With cameras getting as crazy as they are, the ways that we once knew are gone.
Do you own a gun? I feel like I see some sort of firearm in almost every WP edit.
You can thank Ben for the wonderful arsenal. I don't personally own a firearm, I’m a bit more primitive in that department.
What do you guys do up there for fun in the summer?
Fly fish and a lot of wandering around in the woods. Unfortunately, the city has me under its grasp currently so I find myself dodging traffic more than anything.
I heard Winter Park doesn't use photos of you because of your board sponsor, is that true?
I'm pretty sure they are rumors... I understand the promotional aspect for a resort but I would hope it would be more about the experience and individuals than a name on a snowboard. Smokin’ Jay is the soul of what snowboarding is and should be.
Is Ben Lynch really as badass as all the stories make him out to be? Tell me a story when Ben was particularly not badass.
He is always up to something. I don't know if I have an answer for that because somehow even in the sketchiest situations he still comes out on top or looking like a “badass”. It must be that Schmuck gene embedded in him. The only time I can really remember a moment like that is a couple years ago when I watched him jump over a ski patroller that was putting up a fence, land and then wet monkey back under the rope. He felt bad so he stopped to talk to the patroller, next thing you know he was getting chewed out and pass got pulled. To get it back he had to clean up trash during SIA, but then again that’s pretty “badass."
Are you one of those Ancient Aliens nerds?
We are all aliens, just depends on which planet you’re from...
What’s it like filming with aunti?
Filming with Aunti is always a good time. They are all good dudes, it's awesome to see the evolution since the early daze.
The roster for the video was longer than a football team, do you know if that will be the plan moving forward?
Not too sure on the roster, either way the movies are always a good reason to see those guys since some I only get to see once or twice a year if that.
Any last words?
Highnoon Duel 2015 at Winter Park Resort.