Pat Milbery, Rob Kingwill and Rene Biedenkap along with the rest of the Arbor Collective welcome Chelone â€œChillyâ€ Miller to professional snowboard team.
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Get To Know New Snow Team Rider Chelone â€œChillyâ€ Miller
Where are you from Chilly? I grew up in Easton, New Hampshire.
How did you get into snowboarding? I started skiing as soon as I could walk and I loved it. When I was eight some of my older friends that I looked up to started snowboarding. I gave it a try and instantly fell in love with it and have been shredding ever since.
How would you classify your riding style? I would say I have an aggressive and progressive style. Ever since I first started snowboarding, Iâ€™ve wanted to ride faster and go bigger every time Iâ€™m on the hill. I believe that snowboarding has a long way to go before the progression reaches a plateau and I want to be part of that as long as I can.
What does it mean to win? I definitely have always had a competitive nature and high expectations, but if I don’t win, I feel like it was just not meant to be…that time.
Why did you decide that Arbor was the right snowboard sponsor for you? Besides having a sick new lineup of boards, I feel like Arbor is one of the only snowboard companyâ€™s that understands the importance of doing everything we can to decrease the negative environmental impact we are having on the planet.
What specifically do you like about Arbor snowboards? I like that Arbor is well rounded. They make everything from a soft jib stick to a big solid backcountry board all of which have sick artwork collaborations.
What do you think the Arbor brand represents? I think Arbor represents the old school, down to earth vibe that most companyâ€™s don’t have but itâ€™s also a brand that is progressive and changes with the times for the better.
Which Arbor board models do you think youâ€™ll be riding this year for park, backcountry, racing, etc.? I donâ€™t have them all figured out yet since I just joined the team but so far Iâ€™m liking the 2010/11 prototype Wasteland and Coda.
What were your biggest accomplishments during the 2008/09 season? It was definitely getting MVP/standout rider at Snowboarder Magazineâ€™s Super Park 13 in Mammoth.
Can you give us a rundown on what youâ€™ll be up to for the coming season? I’ll be competing in the bigger slopestyle events like the Dew Tour, Mammoth Grand Prix, the US Open and hopefully the X Games. I am also still going to be competing in some Boardercross events but really my biggest goal for the season is to film with Standard and get a part for their movie next year.
Tell us about your road to the Olympics: Can you get their this winter? I was just down in Argentina racing in the Continental Cup trying to secure a spot for the World Cup race in Telluride. If I can get to Telluride and win, I would have a realistic chance to make the US Olympic Boardercross Team.
How important is it to get to the Olympics? Competing in the Olympics is definitely something I want to do at some point in my career. If I don’t make it in 2010. I’ll try to make a run in 2014.
Anything else you want to say about being on the Arbor team? I was able to meet some of the Arbor team riders at Mt. Hood this summer and they all seemed really cool and ready to take their snowboarding to the next level. I’m also super pumped to be a part of the ArborÂ family. They have the same environmentally friendly style that I do and are totally open to new ideas which is what I’m all about.