Hailing from the east coast, Pat Moore has been pushing the boundaries of snowboarding since he was just a grom. No matter what Pat is riding, his powerful style is one not to be reckoned with. Cover after cover, video part after video part, Pat is easily becoming one of the best all-around riders to date, constantly reinventing himself one mountain at a time.
A true-blooded Viking, Andreas Wiig stomps more tricks bigger and deeper with every landing. Year after year, Andreas consistently dominates in competition, landing the best video parts and inventing the most sought-after new tricks in the game.
Zac Marben’s natural style and rawness on a snowboard is only second to Jimmy Page’s riffs off his guitar. First making his mark in snowboarding by ripping rails all across Middle America, Zac’s been said to have one of the best covers that Snowboarder Magazine has ever published.
Inspired by skateboarding and photography, Darrell Mathes is known for his textbook style on and off the snow. Boasting stand out video parts over the years with production companies such as Mack Dawg and Videograss, Darrell is paving the way for urban street snowboarding.
A beast in the backcountry, Mark Landvik will attack anything you put in front of him. Affectionately known by his peers as “Lando”, Mark has traveled with some of the gnarliest riders in the world, pushing the boundaries on what and where you can snowboard. Mark’s exceptional riding in Brainfarm’s The Art of Flight will go down in the history books as some of the greatest backcountry riding ever witnessed.
Hands down one of the best female riders to ever walk this planet, Hana Beaman has help paved the way for women’s snowboarding for over a decade. She has pushed the limits on hitting jumps and sliding rails. With a new passion for backcountry, Hana’s riding has taken on a whole new level; you can find shots of Hana hitting road gaps that most guys wouldn’t imagine riding. Keep a look out on Hana as she makes her way to Sochi to compete in the Winter Olympics.
A veteran to the sport, Marcus has been competing and filming for over a decade. With no sight of slowing down anytime soon, Marcus still continues to deliver breathtaking video parts, furthering his chances as a contender for the upcoming Winter Olympics in 2014.
The future of the sport, Arthur Longo, brings nothing but hammers to the table. From competing at the X games Superpipe to filming a video part in Pirates’ Unique, there is no doubt that Arthur commands the attention of anyone and everyone who’s watching. An Olympic contender for France, Arthur we be a standout guaranteed.
Born and ready to hit jumps, Eric Willett spent his early years lapping some of the largest jumps that a terrain park has to offer. With Breckenridge at his backyard, Eric honed his skills only to show them off at big air contests all around the world. Eric’s solid bag of tricks, including a few triple corks, has lead him to the podium several times in his career, as an Olympic hopeful keep your eyes on Eric making the journey to Sochi.
Consider one of the most progressive female riders in the world and you have Cheryl Maas. Cheryl’s style and approach to snowboarding has set her apart from the rest, earning true respect from her friends and industry peers. Cheryl is on top of her game, finding herself on podiums all around the world.
Hellbent for style, Iouri “IPOD” Podladtchikov is one of the most decorated European half-pipe riders in the world. Whether Iouri is taking his runs completely switch stance or inventing tricks such as the “YOLO” flip, you can always find Iouri finishing at the top. Keep your eyes out for Iouri reaching for that gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
A pioneer of snowboarding, Jamie has helped cultivate the landscape for what snowboarding is today. Jamie is know for having one of the best styles as well as methods still to date. A true legend of the sport, we are honored to have him part of the Vans family since the start.
Snowboarding, skating, surfing, Wolle Nyvelt does it all. Wolle lives to be riding his snowboard with or without bindings. Wolle has been throwing it down in the powder for years releasing amazing video parts with Absinthe. These days you can find Wolle shredding the pow and pushing the limits of what can be done on a board without bindings.
Better know as Man Tricks, Phil Jacques is nothing but balls to the wall. It is all or nothing for Phil, consistently locking in on any rail perfectly centered no matter how big or small. With memorable parts in Capita’s Defenders of Awesome and Déjà Vu, Phil has placed himself on the map as a Canadian beast.