Todd Richards has done everything.  He’s a two-time X Games Gold Medalist in the halfpipe, he has hardware from slopestyle competition as well, and he’s pretty much the voice of board sports.  The funny thing is, he never really achieved the dream of being a pro skater and he had to settle for snowboarding.  The history, insight, and stories that Todd brings to the table are awesome and it’s another entertaining show. 

Todd Richards Show Notes:

2:00: Todd and Chris Coté’s Podcast and Paxton, MA as an only child

6:00:  Getting the nickname Toddler and being shoved in a locker

11:30:  Finding punk rock, skateboarding and dropping in on the Putnam Ramp

19:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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20:30:  Finding snowboarding through Thrasher, his college scholarship, and getting metal edges

25:00:  Funky snowboards, Brushie, and getting on Sims

36:00:  The trip when he became a name, traveling and the US Open.

40:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

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39:45:  Losing his dad, moving to Colorado, and his crew

46:30:  Leaving Sims, Morrow, and money

49:00:  Contests, Terje, and riding for Todd

53:30:  The industry in changing, being worth more, Olympics and X-games

59:35:  More Olympics, Rossignol, and breaking his arm

65:00:  Getting into the booth at X-Games, being on TV, and Gamers at X

72:00:  Other business ventures

76:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris Coté