Hi John! What comes to mind when you think about hacks?
Mostly I think about progression. Hacks have always been about finding creative new ways to ride features by putting different shapes together; they’ve been the origin of many rail designs. To me, hacks are a super cool opportunity to do something that hasn’t been done before, and kind of influence the sport.
When you plan a hack, what’s your goal?
It’s about making something different. A lot of times the final version isn’t in my mind at the beginning. I just take the features apart in my head and throw things together to see what comes up. Sometimes that’s the coolest part: you imagine something and it gets you excited to ride, and maybe it’s something that hasn’t been thought of before.