Tweet Your Face Off With Jossi Wells

Jossi Wells, aka The Lord of the Skis, didn’t get to where he is today alone. Check the interview to see who he has to thank.

Deets on Jossi. aka BIO
At just 19 years of age, Jossi Wells has made a quick ascent up the ladder of freeskiing. Following victories in New Zealand (his home country) and Switzerland, he came to the states in 2008 for his first X Games as a 17 year old. He promptly won silver in slopestyle. Now, not only is he a force in slope, but he is also a staple in the pipe.

In his career on the Winter Dew Tour, Jossi has finished in the top five 56% of the time including a victory at Snowbasin this January. Jossi is the oldest of 4 brothers – Byron, Beau, & Jackson – all of whom are very talented skiers in their own right. Look forward to the Wells family dominating the ski scene for years to come.

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Welcome to another week of TYFO. Our guest today is the one skier to rule them all (at least in the Snowbasin pipe he was) @JossiWells

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…Had to get that mandatory Lord of the Rings reference out of the way early

 

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Q: I can’t break tradition. On a scale of 1-10, How awesome is the movie Face-Off?

Jossi Wells
WUDDUP Everyone! I’m just chillin in the X-Games athlete tent right now! Pipe practice has started but umma cruise here …

Jossi Wells
A: Agh I have never seen that movie! Sorry! but i did used to listen to Lil’ Bow Wow’s album “Face Off”

 

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I’ve been told I have a Winter Dew backpack and Nike 6.0s to give away so let’s get those questions in

 

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Q from @Nike6: You got second in Breck and first in Snowbasin. What do you attribute your success to?

Jossi Wells
A: 1st and foremost, My big homie upstairs. 2nd, My family. Then last but not least all my homies that i shred with! @TJSchiller

 

Jossi Wells: Tour Guide Through Slopestyle from AlliSports on Vimeo.

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Q: You were alive for none of the 80s. How sad is that? What do you wish you got to experience?

Jossi Wells
A: @shay_will‘s birth. & being able to claim I experienced the 80’s. & maybe Michael Jack before he went loopy.

 

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Q from @thedewtour : Which freeskiers are the ones pushing you to improve right now?

Jossi Wells
A: There are a few, I’ve been skiing with @BobbyBrown9202 a lot, Kid is a machine! Also my @Nike6 team mates @TJSchiller

Jossi Wells
A: (Continued) Andreas H, @SammyCSkiing, @SimonDumont06. And also my brothers! Love skiing with my lil’ homies!

 

Jossi Wells Takes Podium in Superpipe from AlliSports on Vimeo.

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Q from @Ridertech: Where is your favorite place to ride?

Jossi Wells
A: In NZ it would be my home Mt. Cardrona. No place like home. & In the US it would have to be Breckenridge, Breck has it all!

 

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Q: Are you more like Kiwi the fruit or Kiwi the bird?

Jossi Wells

A: Hmmm, that’s a tough one! Maybe the fruit. And that has nothing to do with roller blading. I skateboard. Ha!

 

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Q from @thedewtour : As an avid skateboarder, do you have any future plans to cross over and enter the skate contest circuit?

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@MattyHorn gives us a glimpse of the man of the hour, @JossiWells, with his thinking hat on http://twitpic.com/zrpeo

Jossi Wells

A: Ooo! I would love 2 do tht if psible. I jst dn’t think I’m good enough. I would love to try out vert ramp skating one day tho

 

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Q: You and your brothers are like the Baldwin’s of freeskiing. Do you guys compete in anything off the mountain?

Jossi Wells
A: Haha! We R 4 very competitive boys, So there is a good amount of drive to succeed from all of us. It’s all love with us tho!

 

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Props to everyone following. We’ve had the most fan questions submitted tonight. You are making my job tough.

 

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Q from @thedewtour : What’s the best way to cap off a long day of riding?

Jossi Wells
A: Um, usually a nice skate session @ the @WoodwardCopper bowls. Then some facebookin’ and maybe a little Harmonica practice!

 

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Q: Who would win in a NZ cage death match: Maximus from Gladiator or a team of Xena: Warrior Princess & Flight of the Conchords?

Jossi Wells
A: Fight of the Conchords! They’d just make some retarded song and confuse the rest of ’em! Haha (Onto fan questions)

 

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Q from @TJSchiller & @MattyHorn: @chuggLIFE or X Games or Winter of Wells?

Jossi Wells
A: CHUGGG LIFEEEEEE! JEAHHHHHHHHHHHH! @chuggLIFE

 

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Q from @dmills3: What is the best nickname? 1. The Situation 2. McLovin 3. The Flying Tomato?

Jossi Wells
A: The Situation! Yeahhhh!

 

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Q from @ann_ski: Who r u & Russ planning on taking 2 JOSS in Team Down Under?

Jossi Wells
A: Well the plan was 2 tke Byron. But he’s in X so we’ll hve 2 tlk 2 Jon bout that. He’s in X for pipe though so it might fine!

 

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@JossiWells is so &$*%& Awesome he broke twitter for 10 minutes!

 

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Q from @guitar_guy95: who or what first got you into skiing?

Jossi Wells
A: My parents put me on skis as soon as i could walk (18mos). They both worked at my local hill so i pretty much grew up on snow

 

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@JossiWells has to hit up practice, so we are going to call it a night. The Fail Whale screwed us

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Big Thanks to @JossiWells for joining us. Best of luck this week in Colorado!