Do you warm up each day before you ride? Not in terms of stretching, just
go down a very easy trail to get myself moving and into the groove.
How keep in shape in season? Snowboarding keeps me active and burning lots
of calories because I am out there on the mountain so many days.
How keep in shape for snowboarding out of season? I run.
Do you ever get bummed out about your riding, and why? We all have bad days
but usually it's because we don't focus and concentrate on what we are
doing. Our personal thoughts tend to distract us and cause lack of
How do you fix it? I go riding with my friends.
equipt. do you wear, use for snowboarding? Just a helmet.
What have you read / listened to / seen that you liked lately? I just saw an
exhibit at the Cooper Hewett National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institute)
in New York. It's a museum of decorative arts, and the exhibit was entitled
"Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance" but of course when one
has snowboarding on your mind all the time, I was fascinated by the
experimental fabrics I saw. Among other things, there was a Gore-Tex glove
(made by Grandoe) used by Will Steger on the 1989 Trans-Antartic Expedition,
a "Speed-monster" speed skiing helmet for aerodynamic performance which
breaks away in event of falling, revealing a protective inner helmet, and
Malden Mill's experimental electronic polartec fleece fabric which is made
up of microscopic conductive fibers to maintain body temperatures up to 5
hours in extreme cold. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30.
Anything that not many people know about you that you would like to share? Encouraging words for beginners? Stay with it, be focused, and take a
lesson from a professional instructor. Friends can't teach friends how to
snowboard. And read my books!