Eight Riders Who Represent the Future: Red Gerard

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We gathered this wild crew, along with anyone in Red’s family who could make it, at a house in Aspen. With every inch of bed, couch, and floor space spoken for, the group got as rowdy in the garage, basement, and driveway as they did on the slushy spring setup in the adjacent Aspen Snowmass terrain park. Almost. It was both a culmination of a season spent on the move and a window of carefree carousing before heading into the requisite training and contests that would, for most of these young phenoms, occupy their months heading into the hyped-up Olympic year on the horizon. When you spend four days confined with a collective force of energy like this one, you pick up not only on the variations in their eclectic riding styles, but also the intricacies in demeanor between those in the group. We pulled each out of the chaos long enough to ask some questions that highlight the nuances of these eight individuals that represent snowboarding’s next generation, starting with Red. We’ll be releasing the rest of these short interviews with snowboarding’s next round over the following weeks.

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