Well for starters I have three strikes against me, all of which deal with me living in the midwest. I joined USASA this past winter and "faced the music" of my level after being injured (not from snowboarding) in 2008 requiring double hip surgery. USASA was a waste of money for me but an eye opener none the less. As for riding level I don't do rails, I love jumps, and basically a self-taught rider. I don't care about sponsorships at all (who needs that when you can just have fun?) if I get one good for me, if I don't, good for me. I just want to ride bigger and be able to throw hard tricks in control. Money isn't of issue for me just getting someone willing to train a inner-city kid is the problem. Most coaches in Wisconsin live well up north and I wouldn't want them to be taking such a commute for a 1 day a week session lasting only 1.5hrs(the time alloted for open gym at my training location). I'm always open to suggestions.