Earlier this winter, I was granted the opportunity to shoot with Seth Huot in Arlberg, Austria. Needless to say, I was honored, as I'd grown up watching his video parts and it's safe to say that Seth and his Salt Lake City contingent (JP and Jeremy) were the paramount influencers when I was on the hill, as I attempted to emulate their crew upon approaching every rail, jump, or transition. Needless to say, my freestyle forte was short lived, but luckily, I found myself lucky enough to be in a small European mountain town with a few lights set up and Seth standing atop a massive redirect. When he rode away successfully, that's when it truly hit me. Seth is a guy who's filmed more video parts than most pro snowboarders have been riding and he's still so damn good. What went down that day was one of the most astonishing things I've seen in me tenure at SNOWBOARDER Magazine, and after watching Seth ride in person, I can assure you that there's still plenty left to come from him. Read below to see what's pumping through his headphones as he's riding pow, jibbing, or getting ready to go out after a long day of destroying everything he straps in above.
Name: Seth Huot
Home: Resort Brighton Utah
Sponsors: Volcom, Giro, Mica, Milo
First Tracks: (Music That Wakes You up)
Drive in Saturday by David Bowie,
I'm Not the One by The Black Keys on Brother
POW Ballad: (Favorite song to ride Pow to)
Don't Stop Believin' on Journey's Escape album.
JIB song: (Favorite song to jib to)
Jimmy James by the Beastie Boys on Check Your Head
Rock Ride: (What song pumps you up the most during a session)
A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins
Cool Down: (what's your mellow post riding song)
Cold Outside by Reakwon on Built 4 Cuban Linx PT 2
Pre Apres: (What do you listen to before you go out at night)
Dre Day by Dr. Dre on The Chronic.
What is your favorite video part song of all time?
Heart of Gold by Neil Young used in Volcom's The Garden
What video part song you've used have you been most stoked on?
Club Foot by Kasabian
If you could be one rock star who would it be?
Johnny Cash. He was a real man with a good heart, but also a dark passenger.
Simply Guilty pleasures: (What are you ashamed to admit you actually like)
All that Shit is Gone by Carolina Liar on Coming to Terms
Turn it down: (Music you can't stand)
Dance Hall. Never liked it.
Turn it off: (Worst song ever?)
Any Dubstep or music used in those slomo Redbull commercials. That stuff is horrid.