MacNeil seems to making a huge push lately; did they hit you up about riding for them? No, not at all. When I thought about companies I wanted to ride for, I couldn’t picture myself on any really. But over the last few years I’ve been really into MacNeil’s art direction and image and thought I’d fit perfect with them. Plus, I was pretty much riding all Macneil products except frame, fork, and bars. So I just called them and told them I really wanted to ride for them and asked if they would want me and they said YES.
How has the new bike been treating you? Any talks of a future signature frame?Bike is amazing; I’m getting tricks back I have not done for a long time. And yes, I’m getting signature stuff…I’m really excited.
MacNeil has already signed the lease for a Long Beach, California, house…you going to be spending some time with the rest of the dudes?Yes, I’ll be in-between there and San Diego. I gotta wrap up my part for Deadline, so I’ll be heavy on that for the next few months.
Got any quick thanks or final thoughts about your time on Verde?Yeah, I don’t want people to be all salted over this. It was my decision and I don’t hate Cory, Steve or Will or anything like that. It’s just what I needed to do and don’t regret it at all, i’ll always heavily appreciate what those guys did for me, the places they sent me, and the opportunities and life experiences I gained from my time with Verde. Thanks for everything guys! Hope you continue killing it!