Kazuhiro Kokubo is one of the world’s most respected snowboarders. Since shocking the world with a second place finish in 2006 at 18-years old, Kazu has transitioned into an icon of backcountry and big mountain riding. Kazu does it until it’s perfect. That’s the only way he knows how, and every time he straps in, he’s one step closer to mastering his craft.
Jake Blauvelt is one of the most gifted riders on earth. Once a young Vermonter in the competitive snowboarding circuit, Jake gave up contest riding to focus on filming video parts on natural terrain, and since then, he has seemingly created a new genre of snowboarding. Stylish and specific, Jake can do it all off-piste.
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Keegan Valaika does things his way and doesn’t apologize for it. He’s a snowboarder’s snowboarder. Spontaneous, unpredictable and explosive riding has kept Keegan relevant over the years and his video parts exemplify his style. Natural, relaxed and unique with a style that is solely Keegan’s own.
Forest Bailey is a technician. No matter what you put in front of him, whether it’s an 80-foot backcountry jump or a 30-stair handrail, Forest will navigate his way through it with ease and fluidity. His ideology of what snowboarding is speaks to the fact that Forest has no limits, he’s constantly pushing himself to progress.
Louif Paradis is surgical in his approach to snowboarding. He’s calm and calculated, which shows in every feature he rides away from. Louif refuses to settle for tricks done improperly, so he puts in work to make sure it’s right. He seeks perfection and innovation and that's what drives Louif to progress every time he drops in.
Often likened to adidas pro snowboarder, Keegan Valaika, Tommy Gesme is smooth, calculated in his riding but it’s his style that speaks volumes. Bonks, taps, reverts and shuffles are all part of his impromptu attitude to riding and when he drops in, you know that it will be one of the sickest things you’ve ever seen.
Hailing from Park City, Utah, Alex Sherman goes by the nickname “Littlest.” However, the street features he hits would never give anyone any indication that that was the case. His smooth style, mellow approach and fluidity in an urban environment have made Alex one of the foremost up-and-comers in snowboarding’s ranks.
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Derrek Lever is a Washington-based street kid with the chops to make it in the big leagues. With a no-holds-barred approach he is on a fast track to the pro ranks and has has already proven that he has what it takes to film memorable and influential video parts. Peep adidas and Videograss’s new project, 3AM for proof.
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