Misrepresentation — it’s a bitch. To see a shining example of this, one needs to look no further than the world of politics and its politicians. Not only do they have their own agenda and ideas as to what “We the People” want, but they also look like a bunch of decaying fucking mutants. Sure, we’re under the assumption that we voted these deviant minded trolls into office, but let’s try to be a bit more realistic here as to how our world’s governments actually work (money).
Likewise, snowboarding has its less than desirable representatives. We’ve all winced in agony as they’ve made the rounds of late night television and uttered grievances as their pasty complexions stare back at us from magazine covers and cereal boxes. “You – why you!” we think to ourselves. Are we not deserving of someone that repudiates the energy-drink-fueled-slacker -lifestyle image the mainstream media has bestowed upon us? Someone that sees the value in not talking just to hear themselves talk? Someone who isn’t afraid of a getting a little fish shit on their hands every now and then?
If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, remember to cast your vote for Joe Sexton this Hump Day.
Congratulations, you’re pro! It’s all downhill from here you know.
Thanks! Oh yeah, I know, all downhill from here. Time to throw in the towel.
You had a lousy “meet the pro” experience as a child. Has that shaped how you interact with your fans?
The first pro I ever met was Rahm Klampert and he was a dick. I try to be nice to every kid because I’m just like they are – I want to ride and have fun.
You’d be surprised how many photos of Joe feature JP. So… Photo courtesy ThirtyTwo
Yobeat was surprised when I told them you were down for an interview. I guess Nick blew it with JP and Jeremy so they figured you were equally bummed.
(Laughs) Yeah, I heard about that. I guess he came in a little too hot. I haven’t met Nick so I can’t really say, but definitely not a great first impression.
Everyone knows that sex sells — does Sexton sell? Has it ever crossed your mind that your sponsors are relying more on using your last name as a subliminal marketing tool rather than your snowboard talent?
They tell me that all the time: “Just so you know you would be nothing without your last name.”
You came to a crossroads in your am career when you had to choose to sign with either K2 or Stepchild. Looking back, do you feel you made the right decision?
Basically it came right after I finished riding for Nitro. Lance Haakker was the team manager for K2 and asked me to ride for them. Right around the same time I met Simon (Chamberlain) and Sean Johnson at summer camp. I deliberated for a little bit, but then wised up and chose Stepchild. One of the only reasons I thought K2 was cool was because of Lance and he quit like a year later. I made the right decision – Stepchild is the best.
Yeah, his name is Dan. I’m older by eight minutes.
What happened? It seems like most twins’ stay paired up their entire lives, whereas with you two, nobody seems to know the other exists.
I think people know that he exists – he plays in the NHL for the Anaheim Ducks! But, yeah, we never wanted to be like that – we always took different classes, dressed differently, listened to different music. In school no one even knew we were brothers.
Have either of you ever experienced sudden pain or distress and later came to learn that the other one had eaten shit or been gouged in the eyes at that same exact moment?
Well, when Dan got called up to the NHL I got this crazy feeling just randomly and like a second later my phone rang, and it was my dad telling me the news. That was super crazy.
Are your parents supportive of your chosen career path or are they bummed you didn’t do something more boring and ordinary with your life?
They’re super supportive. I tried the college thing and it didn’t really work out. They’re just happy that I’m doing something that I love for a living. Besides, they love rocking the gear.
If being a pro snowboarder wasn’t a viable option, what other job skills do you have to fall back?
I would maybe try to make it in fishing or go to school for something. Maybe something to do with art.
How’s the response been to your Cheers part? Are you catching any heat for it being strictly rails?
I don’t really know how the response has been. I’ll probably catch some heat. I had some jumps but nothing good enough to make the movie. When I was going over my footage with Pierre I was like “Where are those jump shots?” He said,” Yeah, those aren’t going in”. But it was cool – I got to use them for the 1817 movie. I love those guys and was psyched to be able to get a little throwaway section in there. Thanks Riley!
How did the confrontation with the fat man and his hound dogs go down?
Basically the guy came by and started hassling us, but it wasn’t even his property. It was actually no one’s property, so we jut kept going. He came back like an hour later with the dogs and just started kicking the jump and yelling. I was at the top of the drop-in and couldn’t really see anything, just heard the commotion and came riding in. Right when I stopped is when the one beast jumped up and bit me. Luckily, I had my knee brace on otherwise it could have been much worse.
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