This past Wednesday my family and I happened to be at the Orlando airport around 6:30am to catch our flight home from our Make a Wish/Give Kids the World(great foundations) trip to Disney World. I had just emptied my breakfast trash and stopped to check some mags out at the book store on my way back to our gate. I was still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes as I had to do a double take when these three walked in just behind me. I stepped back for a minute so they could see if there were any mags worth getting. I'm personally not much for bothering people(although I was stoked for sure!) so I was more than content with letting the guys know that it was cool to see them and that I was a big fan as I walked out. I had barely gotten the words out of my mouth and Parks had already shaken my hand and asked my name. This caught me a little off guard and I think I just mumbled something lame about being from Idaho and that it had just snowed so our riding was pretty well through. JD and Adam were just as cool and seemed more than happy to take the time to say hi to a fan. Their flight happened to be in the same gating area as mine and the guys didn't even hesitate when I walked back to get a picture with them(Parks had a different flight).
While their individual sponsors are no doubt very aware of what they have with these three, I think it's worth saying that these guys represented themselves, our sport, and the industry as a whole in a very positive manner and that was refreshing to see.
Thanks again guys and best of success in the future.
Sorry about the pic. I suck at photoshop.