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Tyler Anderson Interview

tylerhead.jpgTyler Anderson is going into his second year as a PacSun/USASA Team member. Hailing from Chanhassen, Minnesota Tyler has had some rad experiences, from shredding in Hood at High Cascade to the streets of New York for the RedBull Snowscrapers session.

So, Tell me about your first hit second run yesterday. Miah requested this question.

Well, I dropped in with way more speed than I needed, no speed checks, and did the most terrifying 900 of my life. It was definitely bigger than I have ever gone and landed in the flats. I was pretty sure I blew both knees for a minute. I got a small second hit then got it back together for the rest of the run. It was pretty much over as far as points go though.

Where is your favorite place to ride?

Well, I’m from Minnesota, so that’s not it. I really like Copper. They always keep the park maintained and the pipe is almost always a fresh cut so it’s a great place to practice. Tyler_Anderson.jpg

Who are your inspirations?

Brett Esser, he always is loving snowboarding and is such a consistent rider. Spencer Tamblin for sure. He is 35 and still throws back nines and he still competes in Spring Massive, though it’s weird beating your coach.

Do you have a pre-game ritual?

I honestly don’t, just roll out of bed get a good breakfast and definitely streatch. I always streatch in the morning, I hate streatching at night.

Shred Crew?

My Steamboat crew is Blake Eddington, Spencer Tamblin, Paul Brichta, Eddie Marovich.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A bird. I like being in the air…maybe a bald eagle.

What do you do in the off-season to keep on point?
I live on a lake and have a boat so I wakeboard a lot. Its pretty similar to snowboarding, in the use of muscles. Im not really into yoga or any of that. I do hit the gym. Check out the guns..

Favorite trick?

I like backside seven japans off jumps.

Special Note: PacSun/USASA coach Miah Wheeler says it is probably the raddest back seven hes ever seen. The word schwammer actually came in the description.

What are your goals for next year?

I want to get more consistent, and I want to make podium in the Grand Prix. I really want to step it up next year. I’m hoping to get some summer riding at Hood. No New Zealand this year, but there's still hope.

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