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YEARS RIDING: 16
BOARD: Palmer Finch Pro Model 159
STANCE: 23 1/2", -9 back, +21 front, goofy as can be
SPONSORS: Ripcurl, Palmer, Giro, Monster, Porters, GO211.com, Northstar CaliforniaTM Resort
FAVORITE NORTHSTAR RESORT FEATURE: The Superpipe, for sure.
THE CRAZIEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE: I've done a lot of crazy things. But most recently, I took an innertube with my roommate Zak, Jim Rippey, Holland, and Dave, down the Truckee River. It was a 22-mile float, that took 7 hours. It was all snow runoff and was raging the whole way. There was a Class-4 rapid that claimed us. We went over the spillway on two dams and went over a broken dam that we did not know about and got worked. Just bouncing off busted-up concrete. We survived to tell about it...
ROLE MODELS: Todd Richards, 'cause he's had a longer career than any other snowboarder. Travis Rice, 'cause he charges everything harder. Terje, 'cause he makes falling look good.