Best known for shattering records and sometimes bones in the process, Simon Dumont is unquestionably one of the most progressive skiers on the planet. His 35-foot world record air out of the world’s largest quarterpipe is a testament to the go for broke style that has established him as one of the best freestyle skiers around.
This is the first year that skiing halfpipe is in the Visa U.S. Grand Prix.
Yeah, it was my first event with FIS and we put on a great event here. We’re trying to keep things exciting and show the IOC that we belong in the Olympics. (Simon was the top finishing American, placing third at Copper Mountain this past weekend.)
So I hear you have been dealing with a leg injury, how is it at the moment?
As long as I am standing in one place it feels good, but when I flex my boot it hurts. It’s pretty sore at the moment, definitely not 100%.
When you learn a new trick will you bring it right to a competition or will you hold on to it for a specific event?
It depends, most of the comps I do are pretty legitimate ones with either a large prize purse or a lot of exposure so generally I will bring a trick right to a comp… if it’s ready.