And for you James?
JC: I think it’s very important for big air as you take some very big crashes. Not too long ago I damaged my ribs, it’s a good example because at that time I wasn’t feeling strong. I was feeling a little weak and took a crash and straight away hurt myself. I think training all the time and keeping your body really strong and ready is really important. I put in a lot of time off the water, I’m always in the gym keeping my body loose and strong.
Where do you see the future and limits of strapless big air going?
JC: I used to see a lot of limits but now I don’t see so many limits, I just see opportunities, I see the future of strapless big air being very big. I think It has a very bright future. After the last few months and years of training I see a lot of growth potential, for example, the king of the air, I really believe a strapless big air rider could win the KOTA. With a kicker and 40 knots, we can go as high as the twin tip guys and we do gnarlier moves, we already have the board off our feet and the landings are a lot harder on strapless. I think with those things considered the chances for a strapless guy to win is very high in the future.
AC: I call it the new era, it’s not on yet, it’s coming, big things coming!