This week, our pick is this photo of our girl, Kimmy Fasani:
Why you ask? She just signed with Burton! This is huge for Kimmy and we couldn’t be more excited for her and proud of her. Check out this snippet of an interview she recently did with Burton:
“SF: What was it like stomping that double backflip last year? Can you give us a play-by-play of the day it went down?
KF: Doing the double backie in both pow and park was really exhilarating and fun. Just knowing that I could push myself to do that trick both mentally and physically was a huge confidence builder. The first one I did was in the back country in January ’11 and it was a ‘being in the right place at the right time’ moment. The snow was deep and the jump was big. I took 3 big crashes and instead of giving up I tried again and landed it. It wasn’t grabbed and was kind of hucked but I was so tired from hiking that I decided to tap myself out before I got hurt. The double in the park was in April ’11 and was a lot more scary because park landings are not forgiving like powder. I knew I had to be completely focused, committed, and on point. I also wanted the one in park to be legit and grabbed, and I wanted to understand how the trick worked. Mammoth Unbound built a few of us girls a jump to shoot on for Standard Films and by the last day of the shoot I just felt like I was ready and confident. I did the double in park about 8 times and landed four of them.
SF: Does being married to one of the best free-skiers in the world enhance your snowboarding?
KF: Being married to Chris is the best thing! He understands what I do because he does the same thing. He has been my rock and has been there for me through a lot of ups and downs. I’m lucky to have him and his voice of reason. He knows what to say to make me step my game up and when I’m stuck in a rut he knows how to help me out.
SF: You filmed with a heavy crew last season. What’s a “typical” day like filming in BC backcountry?
KF: Woo Wee! Last season was intense but an amazing experience. Those guys taught me so much. I’m so grateful for their time and patience! A typical BC day goes like this: Wake up 5am, look at avalanche reports, coffee and breakfast, gas station, drive to the trail head, unload sled, beacon on, beacon test the crew, get to the zone, build a jump or a few features, wait for sun or the weather, eat lunch, hit the features, build something new for the next day, sled out at dusk, load sled, beacon off, eat dinner, go to bed. Repeat.”
Right now our crew is in Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer. If you’re there too, come check out what we have up our sleeve for 2012/2013 (including the new iON Photo/Video enabled goggle)! See you there!