Riding his way into our top 5 is none other than New Hampshire's all terrain slayer Pat Moore
We’ve finally made it. Welcome to the top 5 on our list of the 20 best snowboarders on the planet.
Great all around snowboarders don’t come along very often, but when they do they usually take snowboarding to another level. Comfortable in any environment, Pat Moore has taken snowboarding by storm and finds himself sitting in the 5th spot in our list of the 20 best snowboarders in the world.
Pat is one of snowboarding’s true renaissance men, a member of a select group who can ride absolutely every possible type of terrain. From 30 stair street rails to quarterpipes and hundred foot backcountry kickers, Pat can ride it all. Cutting his teeth on the icy slopes of New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley, he developed a work ethic that is often found in snowboarders who grew up on the East Coast. He is his toughest critic and is always trying to take his snowboarding to the next level.
Even though he has earned a fair share of podium spots, including a Burton US Open Junior Jam title, his best work has come from being in front of the lens. His parts in the Forum movies were always amazing and more often than not you would find him laying claim to the coveted last spot. While all his parts have been impressive, he blew everyone away with his two-song ender in Vacation, earning him a nomination from Transworld Snowboarding as the Rider of the Year. His film credentials don’t end with the Forum movies, as Pat has become a member of the Brain Farm family, featuring in That’s it That’s All and The Art of Flight. Travis Rice doesn’t pick his crew lightly and Pat has proven that he can hang in the Jackson backcountry and the Alaskan wilderness.
This past year was busy for Pat and he had plenty on his plate, including a major sponsor change from Forum to Volcom and Vans. Stepping back into the contest arena, he earned an invite to the Red Bull Ultra Natural contest. Choosing to drop first, he put together a run that landed him in the top 8. Not only did he earn an automatic invite back next winter, but also massive amounts of respect from everyone that watched him walk up to the drop in board and sign his name on top. He also filmed edits for both X Games Real Snow Street and X Games Real Snow Backcountry. This is a huge task, as Pat was busy filming before Christmas, a time when most pro’s are taking mellow resort runs and planning their winter.
Pat’s combination of technical ability, amazing style and live free or die attitude make him worthy of a place within the top 5. He lives for snowboarding and has genuinely interested in its history. He is making sure that snowboarding remembers its roots while it progresses towards the future.
Make sure to check back tomorrow to see who will sit in spot number 4.