Sponsors: K2, Gnarly Clothes, Quiksilver, Rad Gloves, Dang Shades, Lumberyard Skate & Snow
Hometown: Austin, TX
Resides: Breckinhood, USA
What do you do to stay busy during the summer?
I spend a lot of time on my skateboard during the summer... since I didn’t see snow until I was almost 20, all my roots go back to pushing around that glorious piece of wood on wheels.
What’s the Big Mac Challenge?
A few years ago I went down to Denver early season with all the ZSC boys and Colin from Hobo was the first person to let me in on the challenge. When at the first rail of the season (or I guess you can play at any rail during season) you have to boardslide the rail on your first hit. No 5050 tries, no warmups, and no bullshit. Just a good ol’ fashioned first try backside boardslide. If you succeed all the homies owe you Big Macs.
Any good trips last year?
Yeah, went to Minnesota for ten days and it was the coldest trip I’ve had to the Midwest. Minnesota is the best. Great people, great spots, and an all-around amazing vibe. I can easily say the yearly MN trip is my favorite adventure of winter. Outside of filming, we basically spent the whole time hanging out with one of my best friend's parents eating home-cooked meals, drinking friendly beers, and trying to avoid the itis. Thanks Jennifer!
What video’s do you have tricks in this year?
I am actually going to have some stuff in a couple different movies. I have a full part in ITIS the movie with the UKC and Buck90 boys. Also, I gave James from aunti.films some shots for WTF
Any run-ins with the cops this year?
Yeah, lots of run-ins with the cops. I actually had good luck bullshitting my way out of quite a few bust this year. So we’ll get kicked out but still be able to hit the spot at the same time.
What’s the trick to sweet talking a cop?
Faking it and making them believe you actually respect their authority.
Who rolls the best spliff?
That’s a tough one... but personal preference? Me. They say you have to take pride in your work [laughs].
Favorite beer to drink at a spot?
When in Minnesota it’s gotta be the friendly beer (Grain Belt), but out here it’s Busch OG all the way. If it ain’t Busch it ain’t for me.
What do you think about everyone from Colorado hating everyone from Texas?
It’s funny because Colorado "natives" are just as prideful as Texans about their state. It honestly doesn’t bother me much because I grew up in Austin and I’ll let you in on a little Texas secret... most Texans hate that city more than Colorado folk hate Texas [laughs]. I’ll tell you who the real enemy is... the British! Damn Redcoats.
Any big plans for this upcoming season?
I really want to get out in the backcountry more. I’ve also spent a lot of time searching for new things to board on this summer and I can’t wait to battle some heavy spots. Other than that, I’m just trying to enjoy the shit out of every moment.