Are you happy with the amount of footage that you’re sitting on?
I’m alright with what I got. There’s always more I want, though I’ll just have to wait till next year. After only a year of filming, but I’m happy I stayed healthy and was able to stack a couple clips. You always want more.
Who was your main crew this winter?
In the first month I was mixed among shredding and finding zones with Ian Sams, Johnny Miller, Mr. Dank, Chad and Ryan Tarbell, Chris Bradshaw, Justin Bennee and Scott Blum. SNOWBOARDER Mag photographer Huggy rolled up and picked up filmer Mia from the airport. She was in the mix for some weeks, and also Cavan drove up for a week. Once Mia and Cavan dipped out, Huggy stayed for the rest of the month untill Beef got on a flight to meet up and shortly after, Huggy bounced and photographer Jeep Eddy spent a few weeks into the second month shooting for SNOWBOARDERMag. A month or two after, I made it on a short film trip for four days with Beef, then the last month before the deadline I spent a few weeks with Beef and the Impaler crew to finish up the season.
What did you want to get out of this video part?
Just wanted to charge for SNOWBOARDERMag and enjoy another year with SNOWBOARDERMag.
What are some snowboard films that resonate with you from before you were a pro snowboarder?
Whatever the original Killington Darkside Snowboard Shop had on their television from 1993 till the early 2000s. Though Iron Curtain 1, 2 and 3 were the movies I looked up to because some of the shred zones in the films I would see when waiting at the bus stop for the bus back to Rutland.
How’s the RV holding up?
Oh yes the diesel RV is holding up still. After some minor this and thats you’ll get a routine in rhythm.
Were you traveling and living in the RV all winter?
May of 2015 is when we got the RV and started full-time living. In September, we traveled out from the east to Denver for the Snowboard On The Block event where the SNOWBOARDERMag SFD movie premiere tour started, then we followed the SFD tour to Southern California to spend the first winter in the RV in Big Bear Lake, California. We stayed at an RV trailer park off the main boulevard. Nice owners, good prices, always good with full amp plug-in and set with a skatepark in sight and a short walk to the corner store. We stayed there till May of 2016 and then drove back east for the summer then we’re going to do the same line up for this September, though it’s the start of the new SNOWBOARDERMag 'Resolution' tour!
Where did you spend most of your time while you were filming for Resolution?
Big Bear Lake was where I was posted the most till I got some travel budget and then before the year ended I got to fly out for 4 days to Grand Rapids then 2 weeks in Duluth.
Where did the forearm shiver come from?
The forearm shiver comes from some years back on the block/tripod laps with The Killington Blockfather (Pat Bridges) and The Blockfather also named it after when he was at MSJ High School in Rutland and he would arm check fools in the face when they had their football helmet on and the forearm would shiver afterwards.