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Here is the teaser for DOA2: Stay Bad Ass, and an exclusive Interview with Cocard about his part.
Dustin Craven’s Full Part From Defenders Of Awesome 2: Stay Bad Ass By Capita
Dustin Craven (aka Crusty Dusty) is a snow shredder hailing from Calgary, Alberta. Craven is a very well rounded snowboarder, for example, he missed the Canadian Halfpipe team by 1 spot, he can jib, and he can send it in the back country.
FUN is Dustins motto in snowboarding, after all that is why any of us have ever started snowboarding. As ESPN put it, he is a “prairie pirate who calls ‘em as he sees ‘em and likes to have a good time, all the time.”
Looking at how he approaches new lines you can easily see how he is influenced by some snowboardings best (Muller, Gigi, Terje) and creates his own style from clean hand plants to blasting methods deep in the pow.
Interview with Dustin Craven below.
Who did you have the best session with this year?
There was one day last season when [Brandon] Cocard, Kazu [Kokubo], [Kyle] Clancy and myself all ended up hitting this one jump together, it was just your typical wedge on a roll. Everyone was able to get something on it and when there are four guys hitting one jump the amount of good snow left for landings disappears fast, so any time you can all get tricks it’s one hell of a good session.
What was the hardest trick to land in this video part?
My frontside 900 was nice to get, the day I landed it in my video part was a good day and it worked out but there was another day when I was trying to do one on the forum step down earlier in the year and I must have tried 12 of them and every time my legs would give out and make me revert.
Where did you go on your favorite trip this year?
This year wasn’t the best for snow so we didn’t end up going on too many trips, but the one I did get to go on was to Hakkuba, Japan. The snow there was not the best but if you ever go to japan and eat ramen for a couple weeks your super stoked.
When did you feel on top of the world this year?
My backside 720 in my part, when I rode out of that I remember being super stoked. The jump that we had built was one of the bigger jumps I have ever hit in the back country and the in run for it is a high speed line threw some tight trees. Anytime that you go really big and land and kinda have that moment right when you land where you go oh shit I am actually riding away makes you feel on top of the world.
When did you feel like you wanted to give up?
There was one day where I wanted to go back to this one jump area and we just where not able to get everyone in the crew back there. It was one of those fear of missing out moments and I just thought other crews where probably having the best day ever and we are stuck doing something else. But in hindsight I should have just sucked it up and been less of a little bitch and made the blue skies and pow work for me.
How many flights did you miss?
I was lucky not to miss many but when I flew to japan my snowboard bag missed the flight and I was in Japan for four days with no gear and that sucked.
Why do you love snowboarding?
Because it makes me happy and it’s fun.
What’s next for you?
Working with Snowboarder Mag on their next video project.
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