Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.
Who’s up today: David Oski, 13, of Westminster, snowboarding on the air bag at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort, Princeton, Mass.
Oski: “I usually try to be confident. I’m thinking, ‘I can do it, I can do it.’ When I go down off the ramp, I imagine that when I land right, how excited and accomplished I would feel. That’s one more step to becoming professional. I want to be in the Olympics in the snowboarding slopestyle. Jumping on the bag is a lot stickier than snow. It’s definitely safer when you are trying tricks. Landing on a real jump is downward at an angle. The first time I tried it, of course I fell doing backflips. But it’s so much fun. I just feel so happy when I accomplish a trick on the bag. I was doing a wildcat backflip. I haven’t done that in a while, and I wanted to get a grab in there, because it looks so much nicer. I’m thinking, basically, where is my landing when I’m in the air? I want to spot my landing. Even when I’m spinning, I’m always looking for my landing.’