Alex DC chats to
How did it feel to be at
the top of one of those
big jumps at the Olympics?
What was going through your
mind? Were you scared?
There are some nerves in the air always;
scared… never. When it’s show time, I am
prepared for what I am about to go and do.
I have done it hundreds of times before and
it is just a matter of having my heart, mind
and body all working together with the
pressure of performing in a contest.
Tell me about your
best signature moves.
I don’t really have a signature move of my
own, but I do have a couple of favourites!
The McTwist in the pipe is one of them; it’s
an inverted backside 540 and when done
right it is a really great feeling and looking
trick. On jumps, a frontside 360 is my
favourite. It is not super technical, just
so fun! There is nothing better than riding
powder though… It is like the endless wave
getting pitted multiple times!
What tips can you give
me and other intermediate
If you’re not falling you’re not trying hard
enough! Haha. Just have fun and shred
to the beat of your own heart!
When did you first get
on a snowboard – was
it love at first shred?
After being on skis since the age of two,
I tried snowboarding when I was 11. It was
love at first shred! The freestyle aspect
of snowboarding was what sold me; the
freedom, the creativity and self-expression
still captivates me and has my love.
What are your favourite
places to go on snow in
Thredbo – the secret
I love Merritts; right under the Cruiser
chair there are bank turns. Back in the
day I remember doing snowboard-cross
events there. Riding those banks brings
back memories and is still super fun!
The Park is also where you will find me,
riding the jump lines!
Teen Reporter Alex interviews Torah Bright
What’s it like to be
recognised in the street?
To be recognised on the street is a
funny one. But I do find it amazing
when someone is interested in what I
do and they follow, cheer and support
me. It is also quite amazing to hold a
conversation about snowboarding
with someone my parent’s age!
Have I ANY chance of ever
getting to the Olympics? Shaun
White look out! What would
you say to all those would-be
Olympians out there?
The sky’s the limit, as they say! If you
want something, working hard and being
persistent is a good place to start. Work
ethic goes a long way. Go get ’em!
You are very into the idea
of mentoring a love of
snowboarding with kids.
Tell me some of the things
you are doing that we (kids)
can have fun with this season.
This season I am excited because I have
an event: Torah Bright Mini Shred! I’m
inviting boys and girls of all ages and all
abilities, ski and snowboard, to come ride
with me and friends in the mini shred park.
We can ride together, you can ask me for
tips, it will be a radically fun day with music
and a barbecue with, of course, lots