Exclusive Interview with Ryan Paul

DOB: 9.15.1990
Sponsors: Zion Snowboards, Switchback Bindings, House of Marley, Zany Earth, Mountain High, Wend Wax, Zico, Dye Eyewear, 7-9-13
instagram: @ryanpaul86
Facebook: Ryan Paul
Site: ZanyEarth.com
 
Considering what you have accomplished so far, what are your goals for the future?
 
My goal is to keep snowboarding the way I want to, ride my board in a way that is fun and feels cool. In the future I'd like to keep learning new tricks and filming fun stuff with cool people. I'd also like to make some cool products with my brand- Zany Earth and with my sponsors.
Do you like the direction that the sport of snowboarding has gone in since you could remember?
Yeah I'm cool with it! There is a lot of sweet stuff happening in snowboarding right now!
ryan paul snowboarderWhat board are you going to be riding in the12/13 season?
I'll be riding both this years and next years Zion ZANY EARTH snowboard... its a fun one!
Whats the hardest thing about your job?
hmmm, the hardest thing is getting injured and not being able to do it.
What movies are u in?
2012/13 movies I'm in are Think Thank's 'Mind the Video Man' and Mountain High's 'Los Angeles' (full parts) and some footage in Nations' movie 'Anthropology'.
For a few season's before this I've had video parts in Bald Egal's movies, and HCSC's summer camp movie.
Any nutrition secrets?
Not really, just try not to eat too crappy. ha. I like to juice when I can and there is this rad vegan raw foods restaurant in Minneapolis I like to eat at. Makes me feel healthy.

Mind the Video Man Ryan Paul part from FSP Distribution on Vimeo.

What are you doing when your not snowboarding?
Hanging out with my awesome Fiancee, Sara. In the summer's I like to skateboard, camp, hike, and go on trips. i like surfing and scuba diving, i wanna do more of those in the years to come.
At what age did you start snowboarding? Were you on Ski's first?
11, straight to the board!
Family...What does it mean to you?ryan paul with his board
A lot. My family means a lot to me. they've been really supportive of me and I just can't really imagine not having my family, that would suck!
Do you have any trips planned for the 13 season that you're stoked about?
Yeah I'm going to Switzerland, so pumped!
What is something that a lot of people don't know about you?
I love Jesus, people wouldn't know that about me unless they know me. He's rad!
What were you doing for work before you went pro?
I was a dishwasher and I did telemarketing calls for awhile. that and i dug-to-ride at hcsc.
How many days do you get to ride a year?
A whole bunch, i don't really know. i used to count my tickets as a kid and sometimes i'd get like 130
Favorite mountain/run?
Mountain High, duh 🙂
Favorite trick?
Kowabunga Flips!
Favorite workout?
abs

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