Aussiesnowboard.com got the chance to catch up with ’up and comer’ Troy Sturrock
Name : Troy Sturrock
Age : 18
Years Riding : 3
Home Mountain : Perisher
Sponsors: Ashbury, Arbor snowboards, 3CS outerwear, Elm company, Howl gloves, Kibs Clothing, Sandbox and Board Supply CO.
So Troy, you just spent a bit of time over in the US. How was the overseas winter?
Yeah overseas was sick, I spent 6 weeks in Bear Mountain on Send it snowboard camps and it was the funnest trip I’ve done so far. Sick mountain and features as well as a good crew and coaches. Then I went to Tahoe for 2 weeks but had to cut it early cause I broke my rib.
Wanna tell us a little about the camp?
Send it snowboard camps are the most fun camp on earth. Mark Amadio and Andy Lloyd run it, they are two great riders and do a great job or organizing the trip so you get the most out of it in your riding and getting to see the USA. They are going back to Bear this season so get on it.
Are you back to 100% after breaking your rib, has it in anyway affected your riding?
Yeah. I caught my toes coming into jump and smashed my shoulder into the ground and thought I did my collarbone but it was actually a rib. Yeah I’m back 100% and cant wait to shred Peri this season.
What have you been doing to fill in the time between the seasons?
I do a lot of skateboarding and I’m still at school so that fills in my days. Also working at Woollies
You competed in the 2012 ESS Billy Rail Jam and got 3rd, what was that like competing with some of the Aussie big dogs like Jye and Cohen?
Yeah that was a fun set up this year, nothing to serious to start things off. I just did some tricks that I knew I had in the bag and tried to make it to the end and to ride as solid as I could. And competing next to the big dogs can be a bit intimidating with the tricks they are doing, but we are all homies so its just like riding with your friends.
Do you plan on competing in any of bigger Aussie competitions this season?
I’m hoping to get down to Victoria for some bigger comps like Cattlemans Rail Jam and Stylewars, as well as the Thredbo series.
So this will be your first season based in Jindabyne, what are you plans?
Finally 18 and moving down there, my plans are to ride as much as possible and progress while having fun with friends.
So who do you like to ride with?
I ride with a bunch of kids called the BHK, we is a crew out of Perisher that just has a fun time snowboarding and learning new tricks together and filming edits. We also travel together overseas and have massive group houses which are always fun.
Thanks to my mum and dad, my coaches Mark and Andy, all my friends I shred with Joel, Jordy, Mitch, Paul and everyone else. All my sponsors Arbor, Ashbury, Elm, 3CS, HOWL, Kibs, Sandbox and BSC to helping me get to where I am today.
Thanks to the one and only Andy Lloyd and Jason Michael Smith for the photos
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