DCP Influences By YES Snowboards
Typically we would write something rad here about David Carrier Porcheron aka DCP and his incredible riding over the past two decades, but since this video does such a good job at covering everything about DCP we are going to shut up. So just watch the video and check out this interview below.
Interview by Ben Birk. Photos By Chad Chomlack.
Who did you have the best session with this year?
This year I would have to say that my best session was with Benji at Eagle Pass Heli in Revelstoke. We did 2 trips and it was really fun !
What was the hardest trick to land in this video part?
I think the switch backside 900 at that time was one of the hardest trick to land. Riding Pipe was so much fun. I need to ride more Pipe again. But I kinda wish resort still had 14-17 feet pipe, south facing, and always soft and freshly cut.
Where did you go on your favorite trip this year?
I went to Noothka Island for the making of The Balance Movie, Noothka is an Island off of the north western Vancouver Island. We went and had the chance to film Peter Devries, Noah Cohen, Raph and Sepp Bruwhiler, and the infamous DROP BOX wave. We also got to surf a couple other right-handers that, on a bigger swell, would have compared to Indonesia. It wasn’t even that cold. Bumpy rainy boat ride but it was the most exotic, close to home trip I’ve taken in a long time.
When did you feel on top of the world this year?
There was this moment when my daughter dropped in on her first wave by herself and started to pump it down the line. I truly felt on top there. I inspired her to surf, she got it, and she’s hooked now. haha! That and also there was my first day snowboarding this year. I was just back from New Year vacation in Costa Rica and on January 9th we went heliboarding in Revelstoke with my friend Max Baloo from Russia and a crew of great friends. I rode my Shark Pow surfer (bindingless) down the sweetest 3 feet deep pow runs and it felt really awesome !
When did you feel like you wanted to give up?
Last Year, when my friend and brother in law died in an avalanche in Colorado. I had those days when I wanted to quit and stop chasing the pow, riding outside the ski resort boundaries . But at the end of the day, I find my happiness with pushing myself and riding radical terrain in the mountains. Thats how I get my thrill and my drive. At least that’s one way I get it. I love being in the mountains snowboarding, breathing, hiking, riding my snowmobile, sending…
How many flights did you miss?
Well, I’ve missed a few but not too many . No real important ones. This one time I was at the lounge, it was one of the first times I could get in there. I was probably 18 or something like that. I was in Montreal and going to Chicoutimi to visit my mother. I started to drink some rum and coke in the Air Canada lounge and next thing I knew, I’m drunk and I missed my flight.
Why do you love snowboarding?
I love snowboarding because when I ride I feel free, I feel connected with nature and the elements, I also feel disconnected from the everyday drama of modern society, the expectations, and the rules. When I snowboard, I can do whatever I want and I’m really in the flow. Searching for those moments when it just feels effortless but you just landed a 50 foot cliff, or those straight lines down steep couloirs, or nighttime tits-deep Japanese POW. Or any deep pow turns, and those windlips to slash and send. Snowboarding is something I know I’ll try to do for the rest of my life, and I’m so thrilled that I get to do it with my little kids and wife Megan now too .Its amazing to see the passion in our kids eyes when they get to ride. My daughter loves POW and that’s amazing!
I love snowboarding because of the community of people that comes with snowboarding. I love my friends and family and riding with them all is why I truly love snowboarding.