What was your favourite summer memory from back last year?
Favorite that sticks out first in my mind is the Monster trip to Nashville, where I'm from. It was great to be able to show guys that I've been traveling with for a long time, the things I like to ride and do. And to see the way other people view the place and things, I've seen my whole life, opens my mind to seeing it a different way. Nothing really comes to mind on the negative side, other than some knee injuries I had. I guess if not much comes to mind, then that's a good thing, right?
Was it more of a vacation or a working summer?
It was definitely more of a working summer. I've spent a lot of time traveling and filming for the united project, and finishing up the Above Below stuff. Summer is always the busiest time of the year for me.
What did you like best about summer when you were a kid in school?
Being outside. I always hated being stuck inside sitting there doing school, so when summer came around, I just remember being outside all day long. before riding i would just be out getting into something with my brothers and once i was a bit older, it was out riding and hanging with friends until I absolutely had to be in.
Now that you're older, what’s changed?
Not a whole lot in the sense that I still have a hard time sitting inside and get the stuff indoors done, like answering emails and that kind of stuff. I still get the same feeling too when all that stuff is done and I can just go ride, or take my dog out somewhere for him to run... just whatever I can find to do outside ha, ha.
How was the New Jersey experience for you last year?
It was great and bad for me at the same time. The week prior, I was in Brooklyn for the Monster Street Series and had some problems with a tooth, that put me in the dentist three mornings in a row to try and get the pain down. So the first couple days of the trip was rough for me, just cause of that reason, but its always nice to get to see your buddies home town and the spots they grew riding, local eating spots... all of that. Lil' Jeff did an amazing job of showing us New Jersey's finest.
You were in the middle of filming for like 16 different video parts; which were they exactly, and how do you juggle all of that?
Well, it was Monster's Above/ Below project, United's two-year project, and the etnies 'Chapters' video, which is a two year project. The Cinema video is still happening, but because of everybody' busy schedules, there hasn't been any trips for that. I was honestly getting a little stressed about trips and figuring out how to divide up my time at the beginning, but I just am taking it one at a time and one trip at a time. I figure... just stack as much footage for all of it as I can, and then pick and choose through it all at the end to try and make sure they aren't all the same. That's what I would worry about the most is just that I don't want them to be the same. Some variety. We shall see, I guess! Ha, ha.