So, how long have you been snowboarding?
I started snowboarding when I was ten years old. My parents got me into skiing when I was only 2 or 3, but then I switched to boarding cause my older cousin was doing it.
How long have your dreads been growing?
Almost 5 years now.
Do you think the more you grow your dreads, the better you become at snowboarding?
Haha. No, I’ve trimmed them before.
Are you ever going to cut them all off?
Eventually, but who knows when that’ll be.
(at this point, it was 12:30am, and mark fell asleep in the middle of the interview)
How did you sleep?
I slept great!
So it’s safe to say that last season turned out pretty well, despite the lack of snow (and hype), how did you manage?
Yea, last season really sucked for snow. I usually stay in Toronto to hit spots, but Toronto only got 1 or 2 decent snow falls. I ended up going on 2 trips to Quebec, and did most of my filming there.
Filming in Quebec and making crazy edits up at Blue Mountain, how fun is it to film for those edits?
Blue Mountain is sick, the park has its own chairlift so you can get so many laps in a day. It’s so fun follow-camming runs with all the homies.
(Mike Chmil) Hi Mark!
Mike how stoked are you on your new place in Barrie?
If you and Mike got into a brawl, who do you think would win?
I would win by wipping him with my dreads.
I’d bet taking one of those full force to the face probably sucks.
Before this is over, favourite trick, favourite video part, And favourite snowboarding memory.
Favorite trick is boardslide and favourite videopart is Joe Sexton in Cheers. My favorite snowboard memory is probably going to Quebec last season with you, Gordon, Ben, and Chris. It was so fun just riding and filming all day and then chilling at the motel after. All of the spots we hit were natural speed and most of them already had jumps built onto them, so we could pretty much just roll up and ride. It was also cool to hit famous spots that I’ve always seen in snowboard videos.
Shoutouts, Sponsors, Thank you’s, GO.
Shout out to Boobeyes. Thanks to TJ and CAPiTA, Union, Deeluxe, Electric, Dialogue, Bern, and Stinky Socks. Thanks to my family too, all the guys that I ride with, and you, Trevor Harris and Andrew Wyton for filming!