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Born: 1986-09-03
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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Ask anyone who knows me - I am constantly moving things around in my place.

Tags: Anyone, Moving, Place

Boards and myself get along somehow.

Tags: Along, Boards, Somehow

Every time I've had a bad performance at an event, I've come back more determined and focused.

Tags: Bad, Determined, Time

Everywhere I go I buy new music shirts.

Tags: Buy, Music, Shirts

Generally, I'm a pretty mellow guy.

Tags: Guy, Mellow, Pretty

I always tell people that our sports aren't that dangerous.

Tags: Dangerous, Sports, Tell

I am a pretty recognizable, like, I walk through the airport or something, you are going to spot me right away.

Tags: Away, Pretty, Walk

I am pretty bow-legged. It's annoying.

Tags: Annoying, Pretty

I can kind of picture what I want to do and my body just does it. You feel your way through a trick. I close my eyes sometimes.

Tags: Body, Eyes, Sometimes

I can't really describe a trick as much as I just feel it.

Tags: Describe, Trick

I can't stay away from Chinese food. I really love that stuff.

Tags: Away, Food, Love

I couldn't do my homework if my room wasn't clean. And it has carried on now that I am older, in a very freakish way.

Tags: Homework, Older, Room

I didn't want to make a game unless I felt in the position to make something new and different.

Tags: Felt, Game, Unless

I don't know where my first gold medal is.

Tags: Gold, Medal

I don't think the sport is any more dangerous than it's ever been.

Tags: Dangerous

I get e-mails from mothers asking me to call their daughters for a date. I have a great life.

Tags: Great, Life, Mothers

I like to stay in the moment.

Tags: Moment, Stay

I love the sport of snowboarding so much, but I just don't want to talk about it, ever.

Tags: Love, Talk

I personally think skateboarding is harder because it has so many moving parts. With snowboarding, your feet are strapped to your board.

Tags: Feet, Harder, Moving

I think fans can tell if you just slap a skateboarder on a game - you can't fool kids.

Tags: Fool, Game, Tell

I totally forget about snowboarding in the summertime.

Tags: Forget, Totally

I usually eat a pretty big steak the night before I compete.

Tags: Big, Night, Pretty

I want to perform well.

Tags: Perform
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I was a monster, a problem child.

Tags: Child, Monster, Problem

I was knocked out by a skateboarder when I was 11.

Tags: Knocked

I was sponsored when I was about seven by Burton Snowboards.

Tags: Seven, Sponsored

I wasn't your average kid. I was signing autographs in Japan at 12.

Tags: Average, Japan, Kid

I'd like to date, but I'm not really in a position to meet girls.

Tags: Date, Meet, Position

I'd love to compete in the Summer Olympics.

Tags: Love, Olympics, Summer

I'm just going to keep dialing it in and keep practicing.

Tags: Keep, Practicing

I'm not too big on moisturisers and fancy skin products. I keep my grooming regime nice and simple.

Tags: Big, Nice, Simple

I'm on the road a lot so when I get some time to relax I definitely take advantage.

Tags: Advantage, Road, Time

I'm proud of the U.S.A. We've done some amazing things. To wear our flag in the Olympics is an honor.

Tags: Amazing, Done, Proud

I've always been a guy who wants to play sports, not watch them.

Tags: Guy, Sports, Wants

I've always wanted to land a 1080, it's been a beast of a burden for me.

Tags: Beast, Land, Wanted

I've got to stand up for the sport.

Tags: Stand

I've had dreams about tricks.

Tags: Dreams, Tricks

I've just had this fight since I can't even remember.

Tags: Fight, Remember, Since

If you do a trick and it doesn't work out, that can stick with you. I like to go back, nail the trick, and, 'OK, I'm cool, it's all good.'

Tags: Cool, Good, Work

If you eat the same cereal every day it's gonna get old. And if I had thought about snowboarding every day, I would have quit a long time ago.

Tags: Old, Thought, Time

If you think I've got a lot of sponsors, you should see the stuff I turn down.

Tags: Sponsors, Stuff, Turn

If you're going off a 90-foot jump, you can't say: 'Oh, I don't want to do this now.' You're going no matter what.

Tags: Matter, Off, Oh

It was hard to find a board my size. I was tiny.

Tags: Hard, Size, Tiny

It's a pretty heavy thing that happens to me when I'm at competitions. I get so sucked in, I can't really turn it off.

Tags: Happens, Off, Pretty

It's tough now to meet a girl who wants to hang out with you because she likes your personality - who hasn't seen you on TV and is like, 'Hey!'

Tags: Girl, She, Tough

Meeting actors and TV personalities is one thing, but I just feel like meeting musicians is the coolest.

Tags: Meeting, Musicians, Tv

My dad, he's the rocker.

Tags: Dad, Rocker

My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous.

Tags: Dad, Mom, Worked

Surfers have the most attitude.

Tags: Attitude

The boarding I do is pretty strenuous and because I'm so active I really don't have to work out too often.

Tags: Often, Pretty, Work

There's always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks.

Tags: Big, Looking, Room

There's not really anywhere I can go without being recognized, but if I put my hair up, that cuts the crowd in half.

Tags: Hair, Half, Put

Trick names are so ridiculous!

Tags: Names, Ridiculous, Trick

Usually the thing that signifies that I'm done with the winter and all that is that I start skateboarding.

Tags: Done, Start, Winter

When I came back to skating, everyone was like 'Oh you're the snowboard guy.'

Tags: Everyone, Guy, Skating

When I went pro at 13, I had plenty of sponsors that give me endorsement deals and stuff like that.

Tags: Give, Pro, Stuff

Whenever I do a deal I always have the right of approval.

Tags: Approval, Deal, Whenever

You can only jump so far until you break your leg. You can only land so hard until something explodes.

Tags: Far, Hard, Until

You have to be prepared to take a spill.

Tags: Prepared, Spill

I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous, and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.

Tags: Start, Thinking, Times

I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I'd way rather spend more time with them.

Tags: Money, Time, Work

When I was 12 years old, I was hanging out with 23-year-olds. I was into cartoons and Pokemon, and they're all talking about girls. It was a strange way to grow up.

Tags: Old, Strange, Talking

Having all eyes on me at all times is hard to deal with, but it's great. It feels like you've already accomplished something. It's already predetermined that you're going to do well.

Tags: Eyes, Great, Hard

I like that you can easily flip the sheets over and have a different feel or vibe in your room. You don't have to go get a whole brand-new set of sheets.

Tags: Room, Vibe, Whole

I mean, I get letters in the mail because I had a heart defect when I was one, I had surgeries and stuff. And so you get these letters in the mail that just, they are crazy, they are just like, yes, well our son is dealing with the same thing and we saw you on TV and I mean it is such a cool thing to inspire and kind of give hope.

Tags: Cool, Crazy, Hope

If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I'm still the underdog.

Tags: Goal, Off, Year

If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you're told it's against the law in some cities. It's definitely a bummer. It's unfortunate.

Tags: Against, Building, Law

My dad got me a huge board when I was little. He loves to surf. He suited me up and sent me out on this huge wave. I went under, and when I came out and the board hit me in the face. So I said, I never wanted to do this again. I stayed away until I was 13.

Tags: Away, Dad, Said

We all started snowboarding in the beginning as a family just to be closer together, go on trips. It was our soccer, but instead of Dad yelling at me from the sideline he is there riding with me and hitting the jumps even before I am hitting them.

Tags: Dad, Family, Together

What drives me now is the fact that I feel like I still have so many tricks that I want to learn and so many things that I can still do. And so many cool things outside of sports that I have been doing.

Tags: Cool, Learn, Sports

When I'm on planes, I'd talk to people and I'd tell them I compete in the X Games. Some would know what it was, but maybe half didn't. But everyone knows about the Olympics. They're really like the X Games for the world!

Tags: Everyone, Talk, Tell

You show up at the Olympics, and you're no longer you; you're an American Olympian. You're part of this greater whole, and the individual doesn't matter.

Tags: American, Matter, Whole

I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that's just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that.

Tags: Beauty, Music, Put

You know the best thing about competition? There's this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you're so happy.

Tags: Best, Game, Happy

When you think about it, we're strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It's pretty intense.

Tags: Pretty, Snow, Strange

I wear black skinny-fit jeans - I can't get away from them. It's funny because I wore baggy jeans for ages, then one day my friend convinced me to try on a skinny pair and I thought they were great.

Tags: Friend, Funny, Great

The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency: The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it's really anybody's game out there.

Tags: Anybody, Game, Wind

Skateboarding is training, but I don't think of it as training. It's fun.

Tags: Fun, Training

There are plenty of skills I've learned from playing video games. It's more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you're using your brain.

Tags: Brain, Learned, Problems

Honestly, I feel really grateful for everything.

Tags: Grateful, Honestly

I trip walking down the stairs, but I can skate them probably.

Tags: Skate, Trip, Walking

You take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that's a great feeling.

Tags: Feeling, Great, Time

Skateboarding helps a ton with balance, precision, with air awareness... it gets your senses to be spot-on and it's also a great way to take my mind off things.

Tags: Great, Mind, Off

I think guitar is the best thing in the world.

Tags: Best, Guitar

Cement doesn't give as much as snow.

Tags: Cement, Give, Snow

Getting into music has changed my personality and way of doing things. I'm far more open now.

Tags: Far, Getting, Music

I'm really disappointed at every event if I don't do less than what I wanted to do.

Tags: Event, Less, Wanted

My friends ask me why I still live with my family, but I feel comfortable there. We've all been through so much together.

Tags: Family, Friends, Together

I've always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves.

Tags: Impression, Peaceful, Place

Games have always a big part of my life. I was that kid freaking out over his new Nintendo.

Tags: Big, Games, Life

I like being able to have things that identify you in a brand without blatantly showing a logo.

Tags: Able, Brand, Identify

I play games.

Tags: Games

I'm just having fun.

Tags: Fun

I've reached my goal with snowboarding.

Tags: Goal, Reached

It's hard to just kinda get some privacy and do your own thing.

Tags: Hard, Kinda, Privacy

I know my family and I would always go up to the mountains just for fun. We always skied. Then, all of a sudden, my brother started snow boarding. Older brother thing, I had to do what he was doing. So I started snow boarding.

Tags: Family, Fun, Snow

Snowboarding's tough, because you've got to go to the mountains. For me, I love the skateboard season because I get to hangout at home and still be skating. I don't have to travel to Norway or Japan or these crazy places to be snowboarding.

Tags: Home, Love, Travel
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