Tell me about the new board you tried recently.
I went out for a spin on Shannon's new board yesterday, and it totally changed my riding style. Lots of guys were giving me s*** because I rode such a short rope, and I wanted to lengthen it, but it never worked out for me. But I got on the new board and I immediately let the rope out, like, 10 feet and stuck a bunch of big 5s, which I had never done before. It's, like, a whole new thing for me. I'm really excited about it, because I think it's what the judges want to see on tour this year - variety.