What is there to say about Scott See that gives him a proper introduction? I honestly can’t put into words how awesome of a friend, ripper, and coworker he’s been to me since I moved down to Summit County. Whether we were doing hot laps together at Keystone or slinging Jarden products he’s always been Scott. He’s ambitious, hilarious, obnoxious at times, good hearted, and above all else a snowboarder. Having been there watching him progress, compete, and do his thing for the last few years this is by far one of the hardest intro’s to write for an interview with a truly amazing snowboarder. Yet here I am doing it and here you are about to read what he has to say.
Angry Snowboarder: What companies are you riding for?
AS: You’ve been with Ride for a long time what’s the biggest change you’ve seen with them as a company?
SS: I’ve always been a huge fan of Ride, they have been hooking it up for 7 years now. The company always has a fun take on snowboarding from putting the classifications of different dumps (the turd kind) in their product catalog like 6 or 7 years ago to amazing stickers like “Methods, not Meth Heads.” I think their biggest change has been the progression of their products, they have always been good but with technologies like SLIMEWALLS, MEMBRAIN and HEMPBRAIN topsheets, their rocker shapes, POP RODS, and the many other exclusive technologies that are pretty much untouchable. Visit the technology page on their website and check out these technologies for yourself.
AS: Rocker or camber which is your poison and why?
SS: I still ride camber in the park for its stability and pop on the big jumps. Rocker in the pow for sure though, it is cheating in the pow. I like both poisons, can’t pick just one.
AS: For all the inquiring minds out there what can you tell them about riding for Boa and the technology they use?
SS: Boa is amazing; I use it in everyday life from my street shoes to my snowboard boots. I’m content on never having to tie shoes or boots again. It is the strongest lacing system available on the market and the laces have a lifetime warranty. Micro adjustment of my boots is pretty tight too, boots loosen up throughout the day and its nice being able to just turn a dial to get them tight instead of unlacing and re-lacing.
AS:You started out as a contest kid and now you’re moving more into filming with having your first part with SixEleven Productions. Which do you find easier and more beneficial for you as a rider?
SS: Contests are fun but stressful, I’m stoked to be filming with SixEleven. I still like competing but filming seems to get me way more positive feedback. I’m excited to keep working with SixEleven and think its going to be the most beneficial thing for me as a rider.
AS: So after a season with the SixEleven crew what can you say about the filming process and is your part going to have some bangers in it?
SS: The movie is about the progression of the season, not single person parts. This season was my first year filming and it took some getting use to. Filming takes a ton of work and dedication. I have a few good shots but definitely expected more out of myself. The movie overall is sick and I am stoked on what I have seen so far. I don’t think I did anything groundbreaking in the movie but I’m happy with what I got for my first year. Go see the movie, it’s going to be sick.
SS: Both those events are amazing. I wouldn’t say there is any pressure at either event because it is all about fun. Having fun progresses snowboarding, not pressure.
AS: What was more frightening fucking up that switch double at Keystone or seeing Andrew Hardingham expose himself to chat roulette in Mammoth?
SS: Whewww, I don’t know about this one. I wasn’t really frightened when I got hurt at Keystone because I was knocked out. I guess it was frightening to everyone there because they thought I might die. I actually had people tell me they cried on the chairlift. My medical bills after that one is my frightening part. Hardingham is crazy, just watch his movie “Throw Your Panties” and you’ll understand. I expected crazy stuff to go on when he got on chat roulette so I don’t think it was frightening. So I’m going to go with the whole head injury thing at Keystone.
AS: You have by far one of the smoothest doubles on the planet, with everyone thinking that’s the go to trick what can you say about doing doubles and the progression snowboarding is taking right now with everyone hucking themselves to prove they can triple chuck into tomorrow? Have we sacrificed style?
SS: Thanks for the props, doubles are fun. Style takes a hit when new tricks are being learned but the style comes back with comfort. I think snowboarding is progressing to crazy heights but I think certain people are holding down the style and are getting noticed more. I could care less if you can do 6 different dubs and are working on a triple, it doesn’t count unless you grab your board.
AS: Being a pro has to have it’s ups and downs like any other career, what stands out to you as some of the positives and negatives? Is there anything that needs to change in the industry that could better benefit both the riders and the companies that sponsor them?
SS: I think everything is positive in snowboarding, well except for injuries…those suck. Being on your snowboard is fun and its sweet to be able to do it 5 days a week. I would be stoked to be able to quit my job and just snowboard though. I think more exposure always benefits both the riders and the companies that sponsor them. If it was a perfect world I would like to see more tv coverage of more events.
AS: How has your life changed now that Zach Rawles is your biggest fan? Any advice you’d give him for all the unbridled love and affection he can’t contain when it comes to you and Joe Mango? I don’t understand why some people go out of their way to hate. It’s actually really funny to me. I love snowboarding and after the amount of hits my head has taken, why wouldn’t I try to cut back on concussions in order to prolong my snowboarding? Open your eyes dummy and watch how much fun I have. LaFamilia!
AS: So if anyone asked you what it was like working with the guy that runs this site what would you tell them?
SS: You tell it like it is regardless of who it may offend. You tell people the truth.
AS: After last season what’s in store for 2011 for Scott See?
SS: More filming with SixEleven for the next movie and webisodes for Ride Snowboards, riding everyday and having fun, a few select contests, and taking advantage of any opportunities I get.
AS: Top three shred websites people should read?
AS: Top three worst coworkers of all time?
SS: Jay, Kim, and Avran. HAHA gotcha
AS: Thanks and shout outs?
SS: Thanks to Ride, Boa, Smith, and Keystone. You guys make snowboarding fun. Shout out to Jason and the A-51 crew for making the best park features. Shout out to Mike P with SixEleven for giving me the opportunity to shred with the sickest crew. Shout out to LaFamilia. Thanks to haters, you make me want to ride better.