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Check the interview with Jamie Anderson!
Jamie, congratulations on winning back-to-back gold. Can you talk about your run, how you put it together.
Well this course was absolutely amazing but really challenging, and just how close everything is. But having the whole week to link it together, one day at a time and doing a little better every day, but I really didn’t know how it was going to go because I was kind of on and off and so it felt really good to put down the first run and wanted to progress every run. But I’m very grateful to win back-to-back gold.
Can you take us through your run?
I did the first left rail boardslide switch out, fronside boardslide over the box, 50-50 on the down rail, backside lipslide on the downbox, cab 360 on the cannon box, backside 180, backside 720, switch backside 540.
This is your tenth year at X Games, how do you think the competition has changed since you first came here to compete it is a lot different for you to be here?
It is really different. When I first came here I did boardercross and I was thirteen and fourteen, and that’s not even around anymore, but I loved it, it was really fun. And then when I was fifteen I did my first slopestyle event, and riders like Jenna Meyen were here and I was so excited and inspired to be riding with such a great group of women, true veterans. And yeah over the years it’s changed so much. I can’t believe how great all the girls were riding today and it feels really good to be on the podium with Spencer and Sarka.
The cameras caught you hugging a tree before your run. How often do you do that, what’s that all about?
My secrets are out, darnet (laughs). I’ve always loved nature, I grew up in Lake Tahoe, I get to travel to so many different mountains and go to different places which is such a blessing, and I do like to connect with the trees. And so that’s what happens. And I think Kjersti was there with me on the other side. And why do I do it? I’ve been reading a book called Earthing and it talk about how powerful it is to connect with our surroundings and just have that ground energy.
How long have you been doing that for?
I just read that book recently but I’ve always been a little natural one (laughs).
Do you think the course can get much bigger? Where do you think it’s going to do? Because it has been getting bigger and bigger every year.
We talked about this the other night with the girls – it’s huge, I think these are the biggest jumps I have ever hit and I hope it won’t get much bigger. (laughs)
You have dominated the female slopestyle, nah (laughs), yes you do, but why do you prefer slopestyle to halfpipe and other stuff.
I actually like all parts of snowboarding, I grew up riding natural terrain, I did some boardercross, I also did some halfpipe, but over the years I have kind of gravitated to slopestyle, because I like the creative aspect of it. I like every course if different, they build fun and creative features. Halfpipe is cool and I would love to learn more and progress, it’s really challenging, but I just love the creative part of slopestyle.
That was actually another question I had, slopestyle requires a level of creativity from the rider, so where do you get your inspiration?
I would say my inspiration comes from a lot of people around me. I love watching the guys ride, I love watching the girls ride, I love to just do my own thing you know, let it flow and try to do what feels good not forcing it.
So now you have all these medals, back-to-back gold medals at the X Games and many more. Which win or success do you value the most?
I love them all (laughs). I feel very grateful, but yeah I want to be less attached to the outcome and the winning, I just really want to ride my best and be happy at the end of the day regardless. I’m grateful for all of them, you know.
What are you up to next? What are your plans for the season?
I’m actually going to Tahoe after this, go film a little with someone. And then I might go to Russia for the World Cup, then maybe the Euro X Games, yeah I don’t know, I’m right here right now.
Well congratulations and thank you very much.
Thank you, and have a great day.