Everyone looks to the future to try and make predictions about what snowboarding will be like, what will be next, who will be next, and what that means. Then you meet Red, and you know...the future is bright. Young Redmond punches way outside of his weight class when strapped in and there are no signs he'll be slowing his momentum. We caught up with him during his current trip to Europe to ask him what's up and why he's so damn pumped all the time!
VZ: Hey Red! Red: Good morning, wait...good night. I'm in Europe, it's night here...but morning for you right? VZ: Does it count as morning if you never went to sleep? Red: Probably not. VZ: Anyways, what's your full name? Red: Redmond Baird Gerard VZ: When and where were you born? Red: I was born in Cleveland Ohio. June 29th, 2000 VZ: Crap. I have socks older than you. Where are you right now and why? Red: I'm burning park laps in Austria with the US team getting our legs ready for the season and trying to get our heads into some new stuff. VZ: That's cool. Gutentag! If you weren’t living in Summit County Colorado, where would you want to live? Red: Probably somewhere near the ocean in California. I love the warm whether and the ocean. Plus I may actually get to surf a bunch that way. VZ: We rented a house in Tahoe last year with the #VZWildLifeLodge. In one sentence explain your experience at the WildLife Lodge... Red: Hahaha...a learning experience! VZ: You were the youngest person staying there. Do you think you received special treatment? Red: No I don't think too much...maybe a little. I think the guys probably took it easy on me seeing as how nobody forcibly tattooed me or dumped water and flour on me when I slept... VZ: So the VonZipper El Ninos are made up of your close friends and even a relative (Brother, Brendan Gerard). If you had to describe it would you call it a gang, a club, or a family? Red: A family for sure we are all super close and it's like a family. VZ: Are you aware that in the El Ninos you are called “Rojo”? Red: Haha yea I am. I accept that. Can't really choose your own nickname ya know? VZ: Whats the plan for this winter young Rojo? Red: Just do the usual try to land in contest and film as much as I can and to have as much fun as I can! VZ: One last one. We just dropped a bunch of really new and different goggles. Any favorites that have jumped out at you? Red: I'm pretty pumped on the Cleaver I-Type because the lenses are a little stronger. But the ALT's are definitely sick too. I'd say those two are my new faves. VZ: Thanks dude! See you soon!
That's it from Red! Be sure to check the teaser below from the
#VZWildLifeLodge and keep an eye out for the first installment dropping soon online!