And then what?
Well, as soon as I started riding, I was hooked. I had never been a three-event skier, but I was a hotdog skier. The only thing I ever wanted to do was get air, whether it was on jumpers or a slalom ski or a kneeboard, so when this came out it was like I found my calling. After riding for a couple of years I went to my first contest, and I thought I was pretty bad, but then I saw Darin (Shapiro) ride and he totally blew me away. Man, they were doing stuff that made me think, "At 28, there's no way I can do that," and now, at 34 I'm learning some of those tricks. I don't know ... some people say you should stop when you get to be my age, but I just can't put it down when I still get so stoked to ride.