Well it was definitely a busy summer over at Liberty HQ as we've been super busy gearing up for the snow to start falling, and we're super stoked to welcome Joe Schuster to our Pro Team. As everyone knows, Joe is probably Recently had the chance to have a chat with Joe about his summer & plans for this Winter...enjoy! SG: Joe! First-off gotta say welcome to Team Liberty! JS: Thanks Steve, Im super stoked to be appart of the team. SG: You also just got back from Chili? I'm guessing that was your first chance to really test the skis out - what were your first impressions? JS: Yeah I just finished up about a 2 week trip there it was super fun. Yeah it was my first chance to test out the skis, unfortunately I only got to try out the Morphics because the snow was more like a skating rink then pow, so I was wasn't able to test out any of the pow skis which was what I am looking forward to the most. That being said the Morphics were sick! Fairly stiff, perfect length for me and they just felt sturdy and durable everywhere I went. SG: What set of sticks from Liberty are you looking forward to riding this WInter? JS: Right off the bat Im going to be riding the LTE 178's for early season in the park and during the comp season. After that Im going to try and get out into the backcountry and shred the Double Helix 182, super stoked to try those out, they look like so much fun! SG: We had the chance to see your ridiculous segment in the latest Voleurz flick, Look on the bright side, at IF3 a couple weeks back - what do you have planned for this Winter? JS: Thanks. This winter is going to be pretty similar to the last. Start off in Colorado for early season shredding, then follow the comp season for a couple months. After that grab my sled and go where ever the snow is good and shoot pow, hopefully BC. And then in the spring hopefully hit up as many park shoots as possible before the end of the season. SG: Are we going to be seeing you at any comps this Winter? JS: Yeah definatley, hopefully I will be at all 3 Dew Tour stops this year, Dumont Cup, Euro Open, WSI and anything else that comes up throughout the season. SG: What are you up to right now? JS: Well I just got back from Chile 2 days ago so Im just getting all my shit together right now, but I will be working for the next 6 weeks or so around Vernon until I head down to CO to start off the season there. SG: Where are you going to be calling home this Winter? JS: I dont think anywhere will be permanent but I will be around CO and BC a lot. Peter (Olenick) just bought a house in summit so I will be living with him most likely while Im in and out of there throughout the season. And if Im filming in BC it will either be hotels or at the new and improved pimp palace in whistler with Chug, Rie and Seany P. SG: Any last words? JS: Thanks to Liberty for welcoming me to the team, all of my other sponsors and all of my awesome/idiot friends that I get to shred with all seasonThanks Joe - welcome to the family!