ZUMIEZ: "Who do you plan on riding with this upcoming winter?"
Travis Rice: "Yeah, this upcoming winter shredding with the likes of Mark Landvik. That's definitely someone I will probably be traveling a lot with this winter. You know I'd love to see Jake Blauvelt, maybe Jeremy Jones, split through a forest over in the corner. I don’t know that's maybe a little bit of the list."
ZUMIEZ: "Mark Landvik says you men's had a recent run in with a shark while spear fishing. What happened?"
Travis Rice: "I mean the shark was outnumbered. We had two spears and a dive knife, and we just kicked backwards for a while, back to the boat. Ended up having to hit the shark once, because it got a little too close. All in all it was just a friendly encounter. I think my buddies took it as a more dangerous situation that it maybe was."
ZUMIEZ: "Which DC Pro do you most relate to?"
Travis Rice: "DC has a pretty insane roster, and an amazing amount of talent, but you know I probably see Devun Walsh, I mean that men's been an inspiration since day one. My original inspirations were like Bryan Iguchi, and seeing what Devun has constantly done to try to bend the perceptions of freestyle in the backcountry."
ZUMIEZ: "What was the process like designing your signature boot with DC?"
Travis Rice: "The first ever, DC Signature boot. Our goal was to create a boot that would last me an entire year, and we basically created probably one of the toughest boots on the market. Its got the support of an all mountain, big mountain boot, but you want also within that flex in the right spots, because freestyle is fun, and what’s big mountain riding without a little freestyle in there? I mean come on."
ZUMIEZ: "Any hints on first decent film locations in your next flick?"
Travis Rice: "I hate to say it but think, wind blown, volcanic, treacherous, and hopefully somewhere in there a little bit of softness too."