Who was your main crew this winter?
In the streets I was with Frank, Harry and Lou at the beginning of the year, then I went to Whistler with Mikey for a bit. I spent most of my winter with big Frank.
What are some snowboard films that resonate with you from before you were a pro snowboarder?
I really liked Technical Difficulties and Destroyer. I probably watched those two videos more than any others.
What was your impression of sledding and shredding in BC with Mikey Rencz?
Mikey runs the Whistler backcountry. He knows where to go, how to build the jump, and he lands everything. For me, I was just out there to learn from Mikey, ’cause he has so much knowledge and experience. He is a hilarious dude and you can’t ever complain about spending a day in the backcountry with him.
Should you get a producer credit for Resolution?
No, not at all, but I do like to have my hands in the process of putting together a video a little bit. It’s good when everyone on the crew has a goal to make an amazing video, as opposed to every man for themselves. The attitude of, “If one guy gets a sick shot, we all get a sick shot,” is gonna make the movie better, as opposed to being selfish.
Did you hear that the bear who chased the girl on her snowboard down the hill in that GoPro video is the new Salomon TM?
Hahahaha, I did not hear that.
What’s the best or craziest example of Frank “Franking” someone at a spot?
In Québec it’s crazy because a business owner will come out of a building we are snowboarding at, screaming at us in French, really pissed off, and then after talking to Frank for 5 minutes, he will be our best friend. He’s got that charm to convince people to let us snowboard in places. He’s also really good at getting me to do tricks. He will say, “Chris you better do this, ’cause if you don’t do it, I’m going to do it.” And that will get me so mad I’ll end up getting the trick. Half the shit I film is just in spite of Frank.