Eric Willett

Born to hit jumps, Eric spent his early years lapping some of the biggest jumps that a terrain park has to offer out in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Training on the best jumps in the game, Eric was able to take his skills and start bringing them to big air contest all around the world. With a solid bag of tricks including some double rotations, you will see Eric on many podiums this season. 

Interview

What boot do you ride?

Infuse or Aura

What is your favorite Vans shoe?

The OTW Alomar

What's your setup?

 Infuse boots, Flux SF  bindings, and Rome MOD board  

What's the best trip you've ever been on?

I went to New Zealand a couple years back with the GoPro crew and we went heli boarding for a couple days. That was the first time I had ever done that and it was amazing! You get addicted to it right away. Some of the funnest lines and powder I've ridden

What is the best story you've ever heard?

 This one time, at band camp...

Favorite Vans Rider?

Andreas Wiig, I remember watching him when I was younger and wanting to have his exact style. 

What trick can't you do that you wish you could?

 A good handplant. I've never quite figured that one out. 

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you?

I would say when I broke my thumb at the end of the season a couple years back.  It doesn't sound that bad, but it was on my dominant hand, which was super annoying. I had to have to surgeries on it. Then a couple days after I was cleared by the doctor I fell mountain biking, and re broke it, which took two more surgeries. All during the time that I was getting married and moving into our new place. So total, I had 4 surgeries and had my hand in a cast for 5 months. Sucked so bad.

What are some of your interests/hobbies outside of snowboarding?

I'm really into mountain biking and golfing. 

Last good book you read?

Man, this is gonna sound bad, but I can't even remember the last time i've read a book. Ha

Five songs that have to be on a mix tape?

That's hard to pick, but right now i'm really into classic rock. Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac. That music will make anyones day better!