What up inter-web surfers! This page is supposed
to say something about me. What you should know...
I have been snowboarding for over half my life
now. A disclaimer; that other half of my life
was pretty important too, as well as the other
half of my life that I maintain while snowboarding.
Now that you're confused, let me say that the
shred has influenced me to a huge degree. I have
had retarded amounts of fun and good times, on
a level that mainstream society would probably
deem "unhealthy" or likely to precipitate
a lack of true "success" as well as
the opportunity to meet some fantastic and amazing
people as well as travel to some places my broke
ass would never had made it to otherwise. Thank
About my shredding: I grew up riding the treacherously
cold and icy slopes of Vermont. For the most part
"powder" and "backcountry"
were not a part of my vocabulary, so since moving
out west, and encountering the fore mentioned
items in abundance, my shred style has been pretty
much "give 'er". That is to say, I treat
the shred as a singular source of creative physical
expression, unparalleled in my other pursuits,
intellectual, social, or otherwise. In other words,
I like to shred the shit out of whatever's in
front of me, with the caveat that I tend to try
and limit those things to cliffs, powder, kickers,
quarter-pipes, the odd wooden handrail, and whatever
else is just lying there. You get the picture.
If you treat it right, snowboarding can be truly
freeing: I take a unique approach to being a "pro"
snowboarder, and I choose to work with companies
that do the same. I'm not in this game to get
famous and cash out a millionaire. I tried that,
and it didn't work. What I gained from that sorry
process was re-realizing what anyone who is true
to this sport knows: snowboarding is amazing,
pure and simple. It comes down to a belief that
the shred is the most fun, creative, and enriching
way to interact with our natural environment;
an experience that continually amazes me. Why
am I writing this? It's simple: I back the company
that shares that belief: Glissade.