Uploaded by vice on Dec 1, 2011


JAMIE LYNN: There was a time when I thought that I wanted
to get married, and start a family with a woman.
That's what I started doing, and I started straying away
from all the sponsors, and all my support, and all my aspects
of life that involve snowboarding.
I never wanted to be one of those professional
snowboarders that was just milking it, just to kind of
like continue to be a part of something that I
had no place in.
I didn't go out there and shop myself around to
get sponsored again.
I had a lot of these sponsors that I've had relationships
with for over a decade come back to me, and want to have
me be a part of what they're doing.
That was really the only way that I would get back into it,
because I was pretty comfortable doing what I had
done in the period that I did it, and then
just turn the page.
Don't get stuck in the same chapter.
It's not fun, rereading that same paragraph
over and over again.
BILLY ANDERSON: Everything, every magazine that you picked
up, every video that you watched, you wanted
him to be in it.
And then as we grew up, and I came on here, it was just
like, I really wanted to make sure that those guys were
taken care of.
And we took a gnarly road of just like, he didn't want to
snowboard anymore.
And I think that anyone that kind of tries to make that
transition from being a professional to being a legend
is really hard, because there's new kids
that are coming up.
And it's easier not to ride, and just kind
of be who you are.
SHAWN FARMER: I mean he's done all right, believe me.
And I don't know, I think he might have got
caught up in just--
maybe burned out, or got sick of it, or got tired of it.
It's like all of a sudden--
you love it, and then all of a sudden, you're like--

all of sudden, it becomes work, and it's not
the same as it was.
And it kind of sours you towards the whole thing.
It's too bad because a regular job sure as hell sucks worse
than that, but you don't realize at the time.
When you're in your 20s, all of a sudden, you're on top,
and you think that you're untouchable, you're like the
baddest dude alive.
I'm not saying that Jamie Lynn ever thought
that, but he just--
I can't explain.
I don't have any answers, man.
It's just like--
JAMIE LYNN: It's not easy to be a kid, to have all this
money thrown at you, all this opportunity.
And then you get put into environments that everyplace
that you went to, people wanted to
show you a good time.
So when you're on the road nine, ten months out of the
year, that good time never ended.
You were partying a lot.
So I'm surprised a lot of us are still here, because there
probably were times when I didn't think a lot of us were
going to make it.
TERJE HAAKONSEN: I think most people get a little burned
out, or they maybe come in and out of snowboarding.
I had some years where I hardly snowboarded, too.
And some people have injuries they have to take care of.
Or they get another hobby or interest.

I don't know.
I just think it's healthy for anybody to do other things.
JAMIE LYNN: There's a certain time in your career, it's all
right to throw in the towel.
And when you get to a certain age in your life and in your
career, you can only physically and
mentally take so much.
And of course, for me, for example, there was a period of
time where snowboarding had reached a certain point where
I just knew I couldn't keep up with it anymore.
So you're kind of put off by it at first, but then you come
to a point in time where you're thankful that you had
an opportunity to lay down a foundation that those young
kids have started their careers off of.
So when you top off, that's the beginning of the next
generation, and that's where they start.
So obviously, there's going to be a natural evolution of
tricks that are untouchable to the generation before that.
PAT BRIDGES: It just can't be emphasized enough how much
style just really, really defines who Jamie Lynn is, and
how Jamie Lynn's style defined snowboarding for that
And it was universal.
It wasn't like, oh, I'm a fan of Craig Kelly, or I'm a fan
of Palmer, I'm a fan of [? Kibbo. ?]
You didn't have anybody who wasn't in
awe or a fan of Jamie.
You just didn't.
Everybody respected, and was inspired and compelled by
Jamie's riding.
JAMIE LYNN: I always try to live my life with no regrets,
like, go out there and do as much as you can when you've
got the chance to do it.
To come back around, and to have a Vans boot and a Dragon
goggle, and still have-- that's just icing on
the cake for me.
I consider myself really lucky to be a part of that early
foundation of the sport, and to have the knowledge and
understanding of it, to be able to go out
there and do that.
But then when we had that opportunity just to grab a
filmer and a photographer, and go ride powder, or go free
ride, and then capture just the essence of how easy it was
to go out there and enjoy snowboarding on that level.
And to be at the right place at the right time to want to
take advantage of that, I feel so lucky.
I feel very fortunate, and I wouldn't change
that for the world.