One in a McMillion
02 Oct, 2008
So needless to say…I wanted to do a interview with him to catch up on what he’s up to. Here’s a glimpse into the un-edited, upfront world of Willie.
Shay: Who is Willie McMillion?
Willie: hold on, let me take some acid, i’ll get right back to that.
Shay: Is it hard to work and play in Jackson, Wyoming?
Willie: no, i got this shit dialed.
Shay: How did you get your start in the snowboard industry?
Willie: i grew up poor and hand to fend for myself. so i rubbed two pennies together and made a dime.
Shay: What are some changes you would like to see with the snowboard industry?
Willie: i would like to see kids abandon these giant outsider corporations and start supporting real rider owned brands. i would also like to see snowboarders not being such pussies.
Shay: What’s the story behind Bluebird Wax?
Willie: it started in my kitchen with $300.
Shay: How did you come up with the name and logo?
Willie: well, i stole the logo off of the mac keyboard. what else was i gonna call it?
Shay: Bluebird’s official slogan is “Snowboarding…it was better when you hated us.” What are the reasons behind that slogan?
Willie: all the dick head skiers that used to start fights with us in the lift lines are now all snowboarding and making money off of our lifestyle.
Shay: What makes Bluebird wax different than the others?
Willie: we are the real deal.
Shay: What’s the secret to waxing with Bluebird wax?
Willie: scrape it while its still warm. or dont scrape at all.
Shay: Bluebird wax has a massive collection of team riders, how did you acquire them?
Willie: they are all friends i have met along the way.
Shay: Who do you like riding with and collaborating with?
Willie: guch, makens, rice, tim remierez
Shay: Some pro riders have their own signature waxes, do the pros select the wax and designs?
Willie: no. i say is this cool? and they say yes.
Shay: What’s your wax of choice?
Willie: our all temp.
Shay: What companies use Bluebird for their factory wax?
Willie: rome, omatic, libtech on rices board. solid, who else?
Shay: How sweet is the bluebird waxing room at The Block hotel?
Willie: i heard likos in jail.
Shay: With the return of Solid Snowboards, you have a Bluebird Collaboration board with them…what went into designing that snowboard?
Willie: rankin and i cooked it up.
Shay: This year you commentated at Quilsilver’s Natural Selection, how did you get hooked up with that sweet gig?
Shay: How would you describe your style of commentating?
Willie: 8 people laugh, 2 people cry.
Shay: The commentary is available on bluebird film’s bonus clips, where you left your camera filming the whole thing…what are your thoughts on the whole experience?
Willie: all the people who were pissed need to get a sense of humor.
Shay: Any future plans for commentating?
Willie: fuck no.
Shay: What was the inspiration for creating a Bluebird film this year?
Willie: showing the movie to all the people who turned us down for sponsorship.
Shay: What are your future plans?
Willie: to get snowboarding back in the hands of snowboarders.
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