Betty of the Month: Kara Rennie
Name: Kara C Rennie
Years riding: 11ish
Hometown: Orangeville On, Canada
Home mountain: Breckenridge CO
Sponsors: Nikita, Bataleon, Celsius
13th US Open slope
10th Canadian Open slope
12th Canadian Open pipe
3rd Australian Open slope
4th Billabong big air NZ
What have you been up to this summer - have you been training? I’ve been living in Whistler all summer riding at Camp of Champions, lots of biking and working at Showcase.
Photo: Nick Dubeau
Where should we look out for you this coming season? Any competition plans? I will definitely be in Breck again this season, and when I’m not there I’ll be at some sort of contest. Burton Open perhaps, maybe a Dew tour.
Competition or filming? I love competing but I’m actually hoping to film a little this season, even if it is just with my GoPro
Photo: Joseph Gaynor
What tricks have you been working on? This summer I was trying Back 7s and switch back 3s at Camp. I really want to work on more rail tricks too.
How do you go about learning a new trick? Focus. When I’m learning something I just tell myself to man up and try it. Think about it the whole run into the jump, rail, pipe.. whatever it is, just keep my mind focused on it.
Photo: John Webster
How did you get started competing? I grew up riding Blue Mountain in Ontario, and my friend Jessica made me go to a Wednesday night contest there. I guess i did well because i ended up with a bunch of Gameboys that winter After that I went to my first US Open, and that terrified me, but it got me hooked and I’ve been traveling around for all the Burton Opens since.
Any advice for girls just getting started in the park? Ride with a good crew, because everybody can push each other and it makes you want to try more.
Pirates or ninjas? Ninja. All stealthy
Photo: Dice K
Favorite pro rider? Jamie Anderson, Sage Kotsenburg
Where is the coolest place you’ve traveled for snowboarding? Where would you really like to go? It was really cool snowboarding in Australia, nothing too huge or crazy, just different. I really want to ride in Japan, and visit Iceland, Norway and somewhere in the Caribean.
Final thoughts? Thanks for snowboarding
Photo: John Webster
Lift snack: Powerbar
Snowboard shop: Showcase Whistler
Summer sport: Surfing
Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Imaginary animal: pingcat. penguin-cat?
Posted by Kelly Vance on 09/07/2010