Orlando Watersports Complex has gotten a new layout lately and everyone's been enjoying it. Fynn Bullock, who was just named Rookie of the Year in the 2020 WakeWorld Riders Choice Awards, is no exception. He is constantly on a board, be it in the mountains repping the USA Olympic Team or at a lake skimming across the water. This kid is insanely talented and is super fun to watch whenever he’s riding. Check out Fynn and some of his friends as they rip around the new ODub setup.
WW: How many years have you been competing?
FB: Competing since age six.
WW: We heard you made the Olympic snowboarding team. How did that come about?
FB: Yes, I am on the U.S. Snowboard team for both slope style and half pipe. My invitation happened as soon as I turned 15 and is based on my years of contest winnings and progression in both sports. I was super excited and grateful for this opportunity. Becoming an Olympic medalist has been a goal of mine since I began snow sports.
WW: Which one do you prefer, snow or wake, and why?
FB: I love both sports and all of the dynamics of the aspects; cable, boat, pipe and slope. Snowboarding uses more lower body and wakeboarding more upper body, but the edging and balance of both complement each other.
WW: Do you prefer boat or cable and why?
FB: There is such a variety of tricks that you can progress faster on cable. Cable is a great learning tool. I grew up at a cable park and the skills learned really helped my boat riding. Training tricks on cable and trampolines prior to behind boat is a bit safer way to progress. Cable parks are allowing the next generation of shredders progress quickly and offers a platform for people to ride without the financial output for a boat. The sport and the tricks are progressing so rapidly because of cable
WW: Rails or kickers and why?
FB: I enjoy both rails and kickers and evolving tricks on both.
WW: Favorite contest from the past season (could be snow or wake)?
FB: My favorite contest was the Burton US open and Rev Tour Stops. For wakeboarding, my first year in pro has been amazing. I love the Supra Pro Wake Tour and the Nautique WWA events.
WW: Where do you see yourself in three years?
FB: In three years I hope to be living my best life in my sports. I hope to be at the 2022 Olympics for pipe and slope and advancing as a pro wakeboarder. I hope to be able to share my love of the sports, videography and photography with others and let people know that we are all here for a purpose and we all have different things we excel at and to strive to be the best you can be at the things you love.
WW: Special thanks to anyone, sponsors?
FB: There are so many people to thank that have blessed my life with so much support. My mom has been my rock, biggest fan and made all my dreams possible. Jon Bemis has been my coach, my friend, my parent, my cheerleader, rain, sleet or snow or sweltering heat...he is there. Ryan Jones for early air awareness, Adam Fields, Cobe M, Mike Dowdy and Tony I. For snow, Scott Harris, Bud Keene, Nicole Manson and the US Team, Ben Boyd and so many more that I am sure I missed.
I want to thank all of the reps and sponsors along the way. Liquid Force and Burton for the boards and gear, Thirty Two, Billabong for keeping me in style. I have been very blessed and hope to give back to others as people have given to me. Thanks for the interview request and taking the time to ask about me!