Bode Merrill is one of the best all round snowboarders in the game. With his X Games Real Snow submissions and Absinthe movie parts, he’s proven that there’s no aspect of riding he can’t master.
He broke out on to the scene in 2009 with a seven minute ender part to Absinthe’s Neverland and has only got better, advancing backcountry one-footing with his famous flight over the Pyramid Gap in 2014’s Heavy Mental. He’s also a man with a good sense of humour, being one of the riders who ran the Harsh Zeach to Scorpion blog. He also organised his own Mini Pipe comp at Mount Hood ever summer, where he once won the wooden spoon prize for best slam.
A colossal talent that manages to have fun with it, Bode’s always good value. Follow his movements at the Change That Tape blog.