Welcome to the live chat with Sammy Carlson, who's here in Mammoth as part of the Jib Academy 2008 Finale. The Salomon team is here along with a ton of groms that just got finished slaying it on a private jump this morning.
The boys are still out shredding but will be here soon, so start the questions flowing and we'll get Sammy in here to answer them along with maybe some of of the other Salomon riders in attendance.
So sammy, what was going from an unsponsored kid to a sponsored kid a big change? did it 'live up' to your expectations and what you thought it would be like? Or was it mostly gradual before you were just getting free stuff left and right?
what is it like being able to ski practically everyday, seeing as how most people dont get to do so.
Thans for your time congrats at JOSS and keep up the sick stuff!
sessions skis: having fun=illegal in '08
Yo Sammy. Just wondering what your opinion is on as far as progression goes while not taking yourself too seriously. We all want to progress and push ourselves, but you still have to remember your skiing and your doing it for fun. What sort of mentality do you have as far as progressing while not taking yourself too seriously and still enjoying yourself?
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
yo dude, breck its pretty dope, but mammoth is sooo sick. They have a good variety of everyything; big jumps, sick rails and a bunch of way sick medium jumps... and the weather is also so nice out here... you ever ski the stone?? but yeah i did go to the keystone super park, soo fun!