Emily Richardson Interview

I can’t get enough of… Days full of snowboarding, awesome weather, good friends and jägermeister.

My three suitcase essentials are… My i-pod (to listen to when I’m riding and travelling), Fake ID (so I can get into places that I shouldn’t really be in!) and a foreign phrase book/dictionary.

The top five tunes on my playlist are… Stronger by Kanye West; Tony the Beat by The Sounds; Ride by Zion I; Umbrella by Rihanna and I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick.

The five people I would most like to meet… Ryan Sheckler (skateboarder); Frank Abagnale (con artist); Sophie & Hans Scholl (led a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany) now dead; Jesse Rugge (young criminal).

I feel pressure when… Lots of people are watching me ride, especially my parents.

Life is hard when… You are injured or ill and have to sit inside whilst everyone else is shredding. Or when you have to go to school when you really want to go riding.

Life is good when… You are riding the perfect park, in perfect conditions aaallll day long.

When times are tight… Turn to your friends. If that doesn’t help, flutter your eyelashes, wink and smile at people and see how far that gets you.

The reason I hate… Dryslopes, is because it hurts like hell when you fall, and its super difficult to ride.

The reason I love… Travelling, is because I get to meet lots of new people, learn new languages and experience new cultures.

The greatest moment of my life… When I went to Colorado this year, the nicest parks I had ever ridden, it was so much fun. They had the lifts running all evening in Keystone, so I would ride from 9am till 9pm, it was sick. Met so many cool people there too.

My ultimate motivation is… Other girls, when I see girls trying tricks that I can’t do, it gets me super motivated to go and do it too.

My biggest fear is… Hurting myself badly and not being able to ride again.

When the day is done… Chill in the jacuzzi, and get enough rest to catch the first lift in the morning.

Before I die I want to… Travel all over the world with my snowboard, I really want to go to Japan, Finland, and lots of other places too.


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