A few years ago, an unsuspecting snowboarder named Pete Wast became an Internet celebrity. There was no real fortune associated with his fame, although High Cascade owner Preston Strout did once call his house to suggest he host his own Signature Session at camp. Unfortunately, Pete’s dad didn’t think it was a good idea. Pete garnered message board threads, Facebook fan pages and his name became synonymous with totally blowing it in a snowboard video. All because he may, or may not, have claimed to be the next Jeremy Jones.
Though the drama started on the lowest totem pole of the Transworld message boards, it made ripples at the top. Jesse Burtner was once featured in Sunday in the Park saying he hated him (for the record, they’ve never met.) After awhile it seemed like Pete Wast might not even be a real person, some sort of evil Internet joke perpetrated but some unknown troll, but it wasn’t. Pete Wast is a living, breathing human being, and he rides at Seven Springs, PA. Hopefully this interview will shine some light on one of the greatest Internet scandals snowboarding has ever seen, but maybe not. “We probably wont fully understand Pete Wast’s cultural impact for decades to come,” Burtner said.Â Maybe not, Jesse, maybe not. But today, we’ll finally hear his side.
Special thanks to Ian Macy and the crew at Have Some Boarding for finally tracking down Pete and doing this interview.
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