Tim Humphreys Full Part 2014 Presented by Neff
New Jersey native Tim Humphreys might be the best “gopro-er” in the world. His skill with the pocket sized camera is in a league of its own. As you will see in his full part. He is also one hell of a jumper. With effortless style and a good book of grabs, Tim has been gaining the attention of the snowboard world for quite some time now. So sit back relax and enjoy Tim Humphreys full part.
Interview with Tim Humphreys below.
Who did you have the best session with this year?
I had a lot of great sessions this year, but I think my favorite was when I hiked out in Carson Pass with Abe Blair, Wojtek, BJ Linne, and Benny Wynn. The snow was pretty bad, but we built this huge jump, I got a dope photo, but the light wasn’t the best for filming. We built another jump too where I ended up getting hurt and not riding for a week after. What made the session awesome was that Benny hollowed out a tunnel under the snow, and wojtek filmed him diving into the snow head first and completely disappearing. Watching it was the funniest thing I had seen in a while. The shot is in the new 2014 GrowUp Productions movie that comes out… sometime soon hopefully!
What was the hardest trick to land in this video part?
I’d have to say that switch backside 10 was a tough one, or the double rodeo 10 nosegrab at superpark. That double rodeo works like.. 1 out of every 10 tries, and I need a huge jump to have enough airtime to do it. I guess that’s why no one else does it.
Where did you go on your favorite trip this year?
I went surfing in Mexico with Dylan Thompson and Sammy Carlson for 2 weeks this summer! We scored epic waves, shot selfies with some wild donkeys (ew, not that kind, the regular kind, get your minds out of the gutter), watched sammy pick a huge urchin spine out of Dylan’s foot, ate too many tacos, called out some kook trying to get all local on us, trapped the biggest spider ever, poached a hot tub at some fancy hotel during a crazy storm, surfed some waves that were waaay too big, and then bounced 2 days before that big hurricane rolled Cabo. Is it bad that I said a surf trip was my favorite trip so far this year? sorry/not sorry.
When did you feel on top of the world this year?
I went to China for the Nanshan Open which was my first contest in a few years. I was back hanging out with my dawgz Ian Thorley, Sam Hulbert, Sean Ryan, and Jake Aaronson who I hadn’t ridden with in a while! We partied our fuckin brains out at Club Mix got to see Beijing for 3 days to un jetlag ourselves before we even went to the mountain. I was really hyped just to get to experience a country that I went to for a contest for once. Usually you just show up, get shuffled around, compete while jetlagged to all hell, party after, then leave. I was killing it. I was wearing a Neff jacket with a giant Cheezburger printed on it, had a pocket speaker blasting some tunes, and my mentality was to show China how I like to shred. The course was my kind of style too, because there was a wallride that I could do all sorts of handplants on which got me hyped. Getting 2nd, sharing the podium with Ian, and winning 10 grand didn’t hurt either!
When did you feel like you wanted to give up?
I wanted to give up almost every day. The winter fucking sucked in Tahoe. I think it was record breaking how bad it was. There was this one day where I went out hiking in South Lake with Wojtek and Tim Peare. We actually saw this really cool roof jib spot right away on our way out to find some pow. That roof spot went into the spank bank, we continued to hike around for like 10 hours, and got skunked so hard on the snow. The next day, we went back to that epic roof jib with Wojtek’s homies Benny, BJ, and Aspen Weaver. It was the perfect feature. we rode up a lower roof that the snow had drifted up to, aired up and over to a taller section that went down on the other side. There was a landing pretty much already there naturally. It was set up in an hour. We just started sessioning it, and some Douchebag ass snowshoer passing by called the cops on us. The cops hiked like a mile out into the snow to kick us out of this spot. It was the the most wack thing ever. no one got a
How many flights did you miss?
None! I didn’t really fly that much because I can’t put my sled on an airplane. I drove so much this spring. I was camping/living in my truck all summer. It also doesn’t help that everyone who was available to shoot with me on a regular basis is broke and couldn’t afford to follow the snow. Shit’s real. A large portion of pro snowboarders can’t even buy themselves health insurance. Imagine how it is for the filmers and photographers of said professional snowboarders.
Why do you love snowboarding?
I love snowboarding because I can do it however I feel like. There isn’t really a right or wrong way. I love being high… in the air. Half the fun of riding is exploring and discovering brand new things to snowboard on. Sometimes the best things to snowboard on are things that aren’t meant to be ridden on. Snowboarding keeps me fit in mind and body.
What’s next for you?
Immediately, I’m getting ready for the season to start. Mammoth is opening in 2 weeks, so I definitely won’t miss that! I started filming with Sammy Carlson this summer for his 2 year project supported by TGR. We built some mega booters out in the Mt. Hood Backcountry where we stacked a bunch of shots already, so we’re going to keep it going this winter and hopefully get some good snow up in BC, Tahoe, and wherever else we deem fit!
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