Do you ever consider moving to where you can ride year round?
I love to spend time in Florida in the winter, but I couldn't just wakeboard year round. Plus, I couldn't give up snowboarding - it's way too valuable to me in terms of sanity and lifestyle. It keeps me fresh for wakeboarding and wakeboarding keeps me fresh for snowboarding. There are perfect days in both sports. You get out wakeboarding and it's hot, glassy, no one on a big lake - it's just like a powder day in snowboarding. For me there are about five or six days a year in each sport that I just reflect on - I think, "This is why I do this sport."
I don't wakeboard to compete. I wakeboard for days when it's warm, you are with your friends and everything is just perfect. The wake's perfect, the water is perfect, you're riding good and everyone's stoked. That's the same with snowboarding. You get up early-even if it's snowing, and you are the first on the lift, no one is on the hill, it's a weekday and you are riding fresh tracks back country all day. Unfortunately there are some people who don't wakeboard for that feeling - they wakeboard because they can compete and win and make money. They don't love wakeboarding. But the majority of guys ride because they love it, and that's the way it should be.