i saw this little ripper 2 years ago, he was still riding a S.C. blur i think. No need to say it was one of the most impressive things i saw that year, he jumped the first table after A-line's drop with so much style.
You would have a nice bike to if you were 5x national champion. I remember reading an article on him in Decline, he used to rip on a XS Bullit with 20"s on it. And from what I remember he's also a multiple junior XC champion aswell.
Troy and Jim have been Lopes' riding buddies for years, Troy has had lopes as his mentor since he started riding bikes-its no wonder he shreds. Looking at the smile on Troys face when he gets done with a DH run or pump track session is pretty priceless.