If "The Art of Flight" snowboarders were the Rat Pack, Travis Rice would be Frank Sinatra and Mark Landvik would be Joey Bishop. While not a household name, Landvik is all personality, a talent on the mountain and one of Rice's favorite partners in crime. Look for his alter ego "Hank" to provide memorable comedic relief in "The Art of Flight." Unfortunately, Landvik suffered a season-ending injury halfway through the filming of the documentary, but that didn't stop him from being with the crew and making everyone laugh on camera. His goofball persona doesn't mean, however, that he's not all business when riding. As member of the Brain Farm and Volcom crews, Landvik is hailed for his power freestyle skills on Alaska's most twisted terrain. We got a hold of this personable snowboarder on the telephone and drilled him with our random questionnaire, plus check out the trailer for "The Art of Flight" after the jump.
What's your favorite fast food at 1 a.m.?
[long pause] Really?
Yeah, it's like a northwest version of In–N-Out.
Ah, got it. Although, that still could be a sex innuendo.
Nah, nothing like that. Dick's. I get the Deluxe Double.
Okay, I'll just leave that. What's your favorite Bill Murray movie?
If you could deep-fry anything, what would it be?
I've never really eaten anything that crazy that's deep-fried. I don't know. I guess, avocado.
What body part are you most proud of?
My new knee joint. Last season I blew out my knee--tore my ACL, MCL and both meniscuses; dislocated my bones and then they bashed into each other. I had surgery in February and I've been on the mend since.
When was the last time you threw up?
About two months ago. It was totally random. I woke up in the middle of the night, totally sick, and puked all over the bathroom. My girlfriend had to clean it up.
If you could be any cartoon character, who would it be?
Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo." He seems to have a pretty good deal going.
Choose one word or phrase that should never be spoken again.
"Totes McGoats." I don't know why, but my girlfriend says it sometimes and it just bugs the crap out of me.
If you were on death row, what would be your last meal?
I'd have my mom make me a big ol' salad, smoke ribs, king crab legs, blackened salmon and corn on the cob.
I think I'd be pretty full after all that. Plus, I'm not too into dessert.
What would you be doing if you never became a snowboarder?
I'd still be doing construction in Alaska. My dad owns a commercial contracting business in Juneau, so I'd probably still be doing that--working my butt off.
What's the last album you listened to all the way through?
Today, in the car, The Best of Eric Clapton.