The intro qualifiers for online and print columns is aimed to give our readers an idea of not only who the rider is, but also why the rider was given the opportunity to voice their opinion (or in this case, music selections) for said articles. Well, Sage Kotsenburg’s White Noise was an easy one. In the past few years, Sage has emerged as one of the preeminent park jumpers of his era. With X Games gold medals, Dew Tour victories, and a damn good shot at making the 2014 US Olympic Slopestyle Team heading into Sochi, it’s no surprise that we tapped him for this White Noise. However, there’s a side note that we feel obligated to mention. His name was supposed to be “Savage.” Seriously. When he was born, his parents opted out of the extra “VA” and it became Sage. However, anyone whose parents were set to name their son Savage must have a pretty eclectic taste in music, so sit back and read up on what Sage is listening to before dropping into X Games kickers or lapping Park City with the Lick The Cat cadre. - T.Bird
Name: Sage Kotsenburg
Home Resort: Park City Mountain
Sponsors: Nike, Monster Energy, Arnette, Apo Snowboards, Loctite, GoPro, Neff Gloves, Pro-tec, Nixon, Park City
First Tracks (music that wakes you up): You know you just gotta get throwed in the morning to some Lurkin – Waka Flocka Flame
Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): All thanks to Givin Too… Psycho – Eddie Noack
Jib Song (favorite song to jib to): Ride The Lightning – Metallica
Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): Go Get It – T.I.
Cool Down (what’s your mellow post riding song): Bankrobber – The Clash
Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): In true Lick The Cat fashion… Mad Dash – Carl Tricks (Bingo Players Remix)
What is your favorite video part song of all time? Travis Parker’s part in Lame, Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
What video part song that you’ve used have you been most stoked on? I mean I haven’t really had a full part in anything :( hahaha I am super hyped on my song Fenelon used in “I Ride Park City”
If you could be one rock star, who would it be? Anyone form Metallica those guys are the sickest!
Simply Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): Techno… hahaha
Turn it Down (music you can’t stand): I really can not stand country music
Turn it Off (worst song ever): Anything Nickelback! Please don’t.