Winter X Games 13 Day 2 Chat

Winter X Fri Chat 1/23/09 SportsNation ESPN: (8:03 PM ET ) We'll be LIVE with Janna Meyen at 7:45! Send over your questions now!

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (9:51 PM ET ) Janna Here!!! Hangin at XGames Live!!! Checkin out the pipe comp!!!

Michelle (Tahoe): Hey Janna, I'm 22, a skier in the scene with my girls and buddies. It's hard not to get caught up in the live hard party hard mentality when you're just riding and working to get by. What's you advice? I read that you have life experience in this catch. Thank you for your help. Just your riding makes you a hero.

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (9:55 PM ET ) Honestly you just gotta prioritize. I got really tired of missing powder days cuz i was too hung over to function. Its way too easy to get caught up in that circle. In my experince it always left me feeling empty. Once i prioritized and got my life in order. God,friends,family,giving back etc only then was i able to fill the emptiness.

Elizabeth (Johnson City): Hey. I have a question. How do you stop so good while snowboarding? I can't do it without busting my butt. Please help. I admire you.

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (9:57 PM ET ) Practice. I wish i could give you the miracle answer butt the only thing that will help is spending more time on your snowboard!!! It will come together!!!!

Kylee (Tennessee): What Do You Do Before You Have Your Runs At The X Games Or Other Big Events?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (9:59 PM ET ) Pray. Straight up!! Pray!!! That God would keep me safe and that i would believe in the gifts that he blessed me with and no matter what have fun with it!!!

Kim (Stowe): Hi Janna, how old are you?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:00 PM ET ) I will be 32 in 3 weeks!!! I am a freakin dinasour in XGames years!!!

Chris (Harrisburg, Pa): Just 2 silly questions that are sort of off the wall and just funny, haha. Do you ever wear your sweatshirts inside-out or pullover hoodies inside-out at all ever? And would you ever make a bet like on anything where the loser gets a chocolate cream pie slammed in their face and hair just for a good time? Thanks for taking my question. You are a great athlete.

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:03 PM ET ) Thanks for making me laugh!!!!! No i'm not much for fashion just for function when it comes to my gear and a big fat yes to the cream pie to the face bet!!!

Ashley (Johnson City): How long have you been snowboarding? Do you have any advice?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:04 PM ET ) I have been riding for almost 20 years!!! Crazy!!! As far as advice??? Have fun always!!! Otherwise whats the point??!!!

Rachel (New Jersey): Hey Janna. I know some snowboarders listen to music before/during their run. Do you? If so, what do you listen to the most?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:05 PM ET ) Older Metallica!!! Justice for All,Master of Puppets or some Ozzy!!!!

Jami M (KCMO): What got you started doing what you love so much?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:08 PM ET ) I grew up skateboarding. My family moved to the mtns in the late 80's and it was then that i saw my first snowboard. So i guess it was a little geography and a love for board sports!!

Leland (North Carolina): hello are you there?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:13 PM ET ) Heck yes i am here!!!

Leland (North Carolina): what age did you start snowboarding?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:13 PM ET ) Um maybe around 11 yrs old??? I have been at it for almost 20 years now!!

Ashley (Johnson City): Why does it take so long to submit a question and get it answered?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:14 PM ET ) Cuz there are thousands of you!!

Chris (Harrisburg, Pa): Would you make a bet on the Super Bowl?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:14 PM ET ) Yes but not for money only for pride!!

Leland (North Carolina): what is your favorite food?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:15 PM ET ) Anything i can dump HOT SAUCE on!!!

Chris (Harrisburg, Pa): What about a chocolate cream pie? Haha. What would you do or say if you lost though? Haha.

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:15 PM ET ) I'd live up to my end of the bet!!!

Rachel (New Jersey): What's your favorite male snowboarder on the scence today?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:16 PM ET ) BRIAN FOX!!!

Connor (Utah): What is tthe most stupid thing you have ever done?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:17 PM ET ) I have been a part of too many stupid things to narrow it down inot only oone!!

Rachel (New Jersey): sweet. i love shaun white. how about female?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:18 PM ET ) Brian Fox for the dudes.Hes not at xgames.And Victoria Jealosuse is repectable forsure!!!

Kylee (Johnson City, Tennessee): Do You Know Shaun White?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:18 PM ET ) No and i dont do back flips.

Alex (Santa Fe): Which park scene is the hottest these days? Anything as rad as Big Bear back in the day?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:19 PM ET ) Nothing compares to the berms at Bear back in the day. Our own so.cal banked slalom in the slush!! Ya 94!!! Um today Breckenridge holds it down for big safe jump lines!!!

Leland (North Carolina): are you in the army?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:20 PM ET ) Yes!! The Navy,The Marines,The Coast Gaurd,The Airforce and the WOLVERINES!!

sam b (leavenworth): hey do u think that levi will do the dubble flip?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:22 PM ET ) It doesnt matter what i think it matters what he thinks. He better believe!!!

Aaron (Ohio): whats your best trick

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:23 PM ET ) Having Fun is my best trick!!!

Kylee (Johnson City, Tennessee): Have You Even Been To Tennessee?!

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:24 PM ET ) Where's Tennessee???

Anna (Wisonsin): Who do you think is the best at snowboarding overall(besides ur self) :)

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:24 PM ET ) Bjorn Lienes!!!

Sebastian (Las Vegas): Who is going to be online after you?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:25 PM ET ) Dun Know??

Leland (North Carolina): where were you born?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:25 PM ET ) Africa

Leland (North Carolina): what happened to gretchen???

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:26 PM ET ) Shes human. ANd things happen but she is tuff and ok!!! Thats my dawg!!!

sam b (leavenworth wa): have you ever been to leavenworth WA?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:27 PM ET ) Nope just BAKER!!!

Anna (Wisonsin): Im only 12 but i really want to be a pro boarder so do u have any advice?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:27 PM ET ) Just have fun!!!!

Anna (Wisonsin): Do u know hannah teter?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:27 PM ET ) No

Colt (University Of Texas): have you ever played guitar hero???

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:28 PM ET ) Yes!!

Bonnie (San Diego): Did you leave Etinies, Janna?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:29 PM ET ) Sorta. We kinda left each other. Or maybe they just left me?? Dun know?? I never lost any sleep over etnies.

Anna (Wisonsin): Do u do any other sports

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:30 PM ET ) Skateboard and snowmobile!!!

Scott (IN): What do you think is your best moment in snowboarding?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:30 PM ET ) Any powder day with my friends!!!

Colt (University Of Texas): whos your favorite college football team?? mines texas longhorns

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:31 PM ET ) Not really in to team sports. The Longhorns sound cool??

Leland (North Carolina): what event do you do in snowboarding?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:32 PM ET ) When i compete i ride slopestyle

Kylee (Johnson City, Tennessee): When Are You Having Your Run??

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:33 PM ET ) I'm not competeing this year

Kylee (Johnson City, Tennessee): whats up with everyone getting hurt now??

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:34 PM ET ) Thats what happens when you push yourself. You risk injury. So you better love what you do!!

Jami M (KCMO): have you ever been grateful for your athletic trainers being aroudn?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:36 PM ET ) I don't have any trainers. I just ride and do what i do.

Nikki (Denver): Hey Janna, how are you? First watned to say thanks for taking the time to talk and that i think you are an amazing athlete. Do you ever wear fleece at all when you ride or do you find it too bulky to ride in? I snowboard and am looking for some new gear to buy and wear.

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:36 PM ET ) Buy and wear VOLCOM!!!!

Anna (Wisonsin): Who inspired you to board?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:38 PM ET ) Jaime Lynn!!!! Google that name and check out what style on a snowboard is or find the movie from Volcom from back in like 94-95 the Garden!!! Thats inspiration!!!

Leland (North Carolina): what is your favorite tv show

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:39 PM ET ) I dont have Tv and try not to watch it if i can help it but if i do i check out House once in awhile!!

Kylee (Johnson City, Tennessee): why are you not doing the X Games this year?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:40 PM ET ) Dont really like the slopestyle course and thougt someone should voice that opinion.

Matt (Philly): what was your worst injury ever?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:43 PM ET ) Um it would be between my broken femur and my dumb ankle injury from a few years back.

Ned (Mammoth Mountain!): Hey Janna how well did you know el jefe(jeff anderson)?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:44 PM ET ) Like a Brother!!! Grew up destroying Mammoth with him and Billy!!!! JLA rest in peace!!

Kylee (Johnson City, Tennessee): are you married

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:45 PM ET ) Standing here with my husband Kirk Weatherby while i chat live with all you fine folks!!!

Ned (Mammoth Mountain!): That is so awesome. Their mom was my 2nd grade teacher. do you ride mammoth much?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:46 PM ET ) Jane rocks!!!! Thats awesome!!! I come through Mammoth once in awhile!!

Leland (North Carolina): whats you favorite sponser?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:47 PM ET ) Volcom and Nitro!!!

Matt (Pennsylvania): how do you like to dress on a normal day?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:48 PM ET ) Jeans and a tshirt ready to go skate!!

Leland (North Carolina): where are you at right now?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:48 PM ET ) Bottom of the pipe at xgames!!

Ned (Mammoth Mountain!): she does and what she did to make the Brother's Skate Park a reality was awesome. such a great tribute to jeff.

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:50 PM ET ) Ya an awesome example of a loving mother!!!

Matt (Philly): do you lift weights?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:50 PM ET ) Heck no!! I skate and snowboard.

Leland (North Carolina): do you know ryan sheckler personally?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:51 PM ET ) Nope.

marcus (new york): who are you taking to win the women's superpipe?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:52 PM ET ) I always like Torah Bright!! She is all about style. difficult calculated runs.

B (new jersey): do you guys have awesome parties lined up this weekend or what?

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:54 PM ET ) Ive retired from hard livin. I enjoy the mellow life. Fun riding and good frineds. Mostly relaxing with the husband Kirk!!

SportsNation Janna Meyen-Weatherby: (10:55 PM ET ) Thanks for all the chatting!!!! Womens pipe is over and i cant feel my little fingers anymore so this is ood bye to al the fans of X for tonight!!!! God BLess!!!-Janna Meyen-Weatherby

SportsNation ESPN: (11:05 PM ET ) Okay everybody, we're live with Chris Burandt!

SportsNation ESPN: (11:05 PM ET ) Okay everybody, we're live with Chris Burandt!

Chris Burandt: (11:06 PM ET ) What's up guys, Burandt here! Can you believe this is happening?

Dan (Illinois): In Snowmobile Speed and Style, do you prefer to start with speed or style and why?

Chris Burandt: (11:07 PM ET ) i like both aspects of it, actually. It kinds of shows off multi-talent in snowmo

Leland (North Carolina): what is your favorite style trick?

Chris Burandt: (11:08 PM ET ) KOD!

ryan (new jersey): double back flip babyyyy

Chris Burandt: (11:09 PM ET ) yeah!

Marcus (New York): do you think levi will pull off the double back flip?

Chris Burandt: (11:09 PM ET ) yeah, i think he's got it. I think he's going to stick it. Mind over matter!

Jon (New Jersey): have you ever taken a bad spill

Chris Burandt: (11:11 PM ET ) Yep. That's all part of the game, unfortunately ...

Kylee (Johnson Cityy, Tennessee): was jimmy okay after the crash he did in practice?

Chris Burandt: (11:11 PM ET ) yeah ... his mental eject buttom worked perfectly!

Marcus (New York): What's it like doing a backflip on a 500 pound sled?

Chris Burandt: (11:12 PM ET ) gnarly ... every single time ...

Ashley (Tenessee): how many people are there, you think?

Chris Burandt: (11:13 PM ET ) a TON. probably the biggest crowd we've had at a snowmobile event I'd say

Alex (New York): Do you do any other sports

Chris Burandt: (11:13 PM ET ) motocross in the summer and full backcountry in the winter, mostly

Dan (Illinois): When going down the runway, what is going on in your head?

Chris Burandt: (11:14 PM ET ) You're focused on the trick mostly. in a perfect situation, that is. you just gotta dial in your speed and focus on what you're doing.

Marcus (New York): do you think you could do the double back flip?

Chris Burandt: (11:14 PM ET ) I'll say this: I'd love to try it in a foam pit!

TJ (minnesota): dude u goin to brainerd

Chris Burandt: (11:15 PM ET ) Not gonna make it ... got some powder shred!

Alex (New York): How much do the sleds cost?

Chris Burandt: (11:15 PM ET ) ten grand, about.

Kylee (Johnson Cityy, Tennessee): haha. thats good. thats a pretty hard hit or thats what it looked like on espn.

Chris Burandt: (11:16 PM ET ) yeah, but it was a lot better to get away from the sled in that situation!

Leland (North Carolina): whats the hardest trick you`ve done

Chris Burandt: (11:17 PM ET ) hardest mentally is the backflip for sure. hardest trick physically is the holy man

Marcus (New York): what kind of car you have?

Chris Burandt: (11:17 PM ET ) chevy duramax ... 500 horse baby!

Jon (New Jersey): what makes you choose arctic cat over polaris or ski-doo?

Chris Burandt: (11:18 PM ET ) just a sled i feel comfortable with, plus they've supported me all through my career

Leland (North Carolina): whats the holy man

Chris Burandt: (11:19 PM ET ) holy man is where you let of the sled off the ramp and you're basically soaring with the sled in the air, and then you grab on at the last minute and pull yourself back onto the sled. It's a hard one!

TJ (minnesota): how many sleds u own for racing

Chris Burandt: (11:20 PM ET ) I don't race! But I have 4 person sleds.

domenik (north carolina): what vehicle do u like most four or two strokes

Chris Burandt: (11:20 PM ET ) two strokes. The power to weight ratio is key in the mountains.

Leland (North Carolina): where do u live

Chris Burandt: (11:21 PM ET ) Colorado. Best snow on earth!

Dan (Illinois): What was your first reaction when Jason Moriarty invited you to join Slednecks?

Chris Burandt: (11:21 PM ET ) Well, it was a childhood dream of mine coming true! That was about 10 years ago ... what a ride!

TJ (minnesota): how is blair doin

Chris Burandt: (11:22 PM ET ) Spirits are good. We really miss him on the snocross track.

Britt (Tenessee): how long have you been snomobiling?

Chris Burandt: (11:22 PM ET ) I've been riding since I was 6, for 24 years

Britt (Tenessee): What is your favorite kind of music?!?

Chris Burandt: (11:23 PM ET ) i listen to everything!

josh #233 (sault ste marie ont): wat do u think about the double back flip comin to sled

Chris Burandt: (11:23 PM ET ) I was hoping it wasn't going to be here so soon! Go Levi!

Ashley (Tenessee): What is your worst injury?

Chris Burandt: (11:25 PM ET ) Tore all the ligaments off my right ankle once ... worse than a broken bone!

Jon (New Jersey): how many different tricks do you have

Chris Burandt: (11:26 PM ET ) i'd say 12 big tricks or so ...

ethan (park rapids mn): can i have your m8 off of sled necks please?

Chris Burandt: (11:27 PM ET ) Sure ... everything has a price!

Dan (Illinois): What will you be thinking while Levi is in the air?

Chris Burandt: (11:28 PM ET ) I'll be praying for him ... but i thnk he's got it for sure!

Ashley (Tenessee): How did you tear the ligaments off of your ankle?

Chris Burandt: (11:30 PM ET ) I missed the landing and went flat ... not fun!

Ashley (Tenessee): Ouch. Yeah i bet. Were you scared?

Chris Burandt: (11:32 PM ET ) It's just kind of a part of the deal. Stuff like that happens, and you gotta move on and get past it

Leland (North Carolina): what is the hardest part of training?

Chris Burandt: (11:32 PM ET ) pushing yourself while at the same time trying to stay healthy, i think

Nick (Texas): did you see levi bite that landing

Chris Burandt: (11:39 PM ET ) That was a moment in snowmobiling, I'm so pumped I was here to witness it!

Chris Burandt: (11:39 PM ET ) Okay everybody, thanks for logging onto ESPN.com/Action! Keep watching over the weekend and I'll talk to you guys later. Peace out!

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