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"Three days on equipment this different is not enough, but Ill make do. Having experience will help."
Although the world championships only happen every two years and are one of the rare events when all of the World Cup disciplines are held together at one venue, Anderson said he doesnt feel any pressure. The only difference between a world championship and a World Cup is the way athletes are treated during the event, and the fact that theres no prize money up for grabs just serious bragging rights.
"Its a mini Olympics, the conditions are always perfect, and everyone is a little more excited, but theres no money and no points, so theres no pressure in that aspect. You want to do well for your country and your sponsors, so you go out and do the best you can, but at the end it still has to be fun for us," said Anderson.
"Every time I start putting pressure on myself, I have to remind myself to have fun. Ive had a lot of good years so far, and a good start this year, but as long as I dont totally choke in my mind I always do well. Im 29, and I won my first World Cup when I was 18, so Ive been doing this for a while.
"I still really look forward to race days, because you know someone spent a lot of time getting the course ready just for you, and the conditions are as good as they can be, and all you have to do is put your head down and race."
Anderson is well-supported at this stage in his career, with sponsorships from Nokia, Carrera, Columbia Sportswear, Mont Tremblant and Coiler Snowboards, among others. Nokia, which is also one of the main World Championship sponsors, is his headline sponsor, and even organized a contest during the World championships where the first of five finalists to find Jasey-Jay through a series of Instant Messaging clues will earn $10,000.
Hes also well-supported by the Canadian Snowboard Federation, which he says is doing the best job it can with limited funding.
"Im getting great support, although its all relative to the sport and where the sport is at. If were looking to have a budget of $2 million or $3 million a year like skiing, were dreaming," said Anderson. "(The CSF) doesnt have enough people in the office to even organize one World Cup, and theyre doing everything, running the team, the events, the sponsors. Theyre overworked, but theyre doing a good job supporting us. Weve got the quality we need in the people, now we need some quantity there.