Have you ever had an out-of-body experience that really changed your perspective on a certain subject, like possibly at a concert? At a concert?
Yeah, you know, where you see yourself in a different light and it enlightened your life. No.
OK then, moving on. I really don’t know how to answer that.
What’s the best thing going on in wakeboarding right now? Definitely the whole double flip and cable revolution. New tricks are going down, and I think it has just begun.
What’s the worst? Just how intense everyone has gotten about their image and social media. Think about why you got into wakeboarding — because it was fun. I mean, we aren’t track runners! No doubt social media is a good thing, but it also can be too intense. Think about the first time you rode a wakeboard. You probably wouldn’t be reading this article if you didn’t remember your first time.
If you could take any celebrity out riding, who would it be? It would have to be Adriana Lima.
Who is that? A Victoria Secret model.
Really? Then I’m going to have to go with Selena Gomez.
You blew it! What’s your most memorable wakeboarding moment? It would have to be that double crow. It took a lot of dedication to learn and land that, and after all the beatings, to ride away from that was an emotional moment for me. It meant the most to me out of everything in my career.
Last question: What are your goals in wakeboarding and in life? My goals are to step my game up, step it up all around. Win a Pro Tour stop again and get back up on that podium. The first time I won a contest, I was standing next to Danny and Andrew Adkison, getting ice poured on me. That’s what I want; I want that so bad! Also, like I said before, change the game, revolutionize the game. Make kids want to ride a wakeboard because of my inspiration and because it’s fun!
Well said, my friend, well said.