Well, we try to publicize all views, especially if they are coming from top riders, whether it's Thomas Horrell or ... .
Hey! Put this in the magazine. Thomas Horrell, the big mouth. He'sn't know why, but no one can give anyone credit for doing anything. Everyone bitches - ski board, wakeboard. All these f*** losers that keep talking ski-boarding, wakeboarder - the reason they talk s*** is because they can't do anything on the water.
So they become hypocrites, tying to put down the guys who do well by saying we just ride for competition and not for soul. These guys ride for soul? Then what the f*** are they doing on the starting dock then? And what the hell are they doing walking around the Expo begging for sponsors? They are the first to accept a sponsor, they are the first to be on the starting dock, they are the first to bitch when they aren't in the finals. But as soon as they walk away: "Tournaments suck.." They are just a bunch of hypocrites.
I've listened to it for too long. The first guy who opens his mouth, whether it's Thomas Horrell or Chase Heavener or Matt Whatever his Name - any one of these guys ... . I just got into it with Charley Patterson about this PWA. What the f*** is that? That whole scene is f*****. I don't care what they do, but at least they could call me. They jumped all over it. I don't know how Charley became president or whatever, but he got in there and changed the whole sport. So they did it, no big deal. But at least contact me. I'm on the board; hell, I started it after Dean. But instead, I was up there in Canada, and no one called me.
So the whole Orlando gang just stuck together. To make a long story short, I just said, "Screw you." I don't want anything to do with the PWA. It's not organized, and I won't stick behind them. I'm at the point in my life right now where I've been driven out of this sport. For someone who's been at it as long as I have and have done what I've done.... I've tried to make something of the sport, but I don't want to be a part of this sport anymore.
I asked a pro snowboarder if the pro snowboarders act the same way as the wakeboarders. He told me that snowboarders do not like wakeboarders. His exact words were that "snowboarders think wakeboarders are white trash." How right can that be? He's not talking about the average rider just out having fun; he's talking about the guys who are ripping stickers off Isaacson's van and throwing stuff at you when you are skiing. All these guys who are shooting their mouths off and getting publicity for it is bulls***. Snowboarders are stoked for each other, and wakeboarders aren't.