Richard E Gray 
About this Skier
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  Name: Richard E Gray Nickname: Coach  
  Hails From: Surrey, B.C. Canada    
Interview
  What got you into barefooting?
Saw My Uncle do it when I was 6 or so.
  How did you learn to barefoot?
Self taught. Long line. No Wetsuit, off a "Hydro Slide"
  Who was your first barefoot instructor?
Dan Steel
  Tell us about your first tournament
1986 Canadian Nationals.
1st - Tricks, 1st Jump, 2nd Slalom, 1st Overall. Got called to be on the National Team 1 week later, was at the Worlds in Germany two weeks after that.
  How did you feel the first time you barefooted?
GREAT! Then like I got hit in the face with a piece of plywood....
  Why do you continue to barefoot?
If you have to ask...you would not understand....
  Have you held any World Records?
No
  Have you won any medals at a world championship?
Yes.
  What skiers have you enjoyed watching and why?
Jennifer Calleri, Mike Seiple, Ron Scarpa, Don Mixon, Lane Bowers, Don Baker, Paul MacDonald, Billy & Brody and Brent Benoist

  How often do you train ski?
When I was competing regularly about 4 - 5 days per week.
  Do you have a nickname and how did you get it?
Coach.

One of my students.
  What other activities do you participate in?
Snow Ski, Bike, Skate Board, Trampoline,
  What do you do for a living?
Coach barefooting and many other things to fill in during the down time.
  What is your motto?
Go Hard or Stay Home!
  When did you first start barefooting? 1985
  What is your Personal Best Score in Wakes? 15.3
  and what year 1994
  What is your Personal Best Score in Tricks? 2920
  and what year 2000
  What is your Personal Best Score in Jumping? 14.5M
  and what year 1991
 


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