Oakley and Burton have been my main sponsors since '87. I've been riding for both of them.
I've always been into powder, that's what I like riding, and now you've got to go farther to get it.
I suffer every moment of every day that I am not with my son. All I want is to be reunited with my son.
My experience and what I do in snowboarding is really quite independent of the industry and the more independent it is, the more pure and better I feel about snowboarding.
So I've been pushed farther and farther out into the mountains, but at the same time realizing that that experience is really nice and I'm glad I'm getting pushed out there farther.
For Oakley, I'm basically a media vehicle for them to promote the product. For me, it's both, I get a salary from them, but I also get great products so it just kind of works, continues on.