When he’s not waist-deep in powder with Jaime Lynn and other Volcom heads, he’s making fun of it all on what we have to call BAF.com — a little blog project that has somehow spiraled into a nexus of evil shred influence.
When I started to research Russ, it became obvious very quickly that he was held in high regard. People feel privileged to have his time and for the ability to talk to him and be in his presence – no matter how straight talking he is.
From Japan to Europe and everywhere in between, Mike has traveled to the corners of the earth to create his images. His gamut of photography ranges from the most remote backcountry locations to the cold streets that have garnered urban snowboarding.
Birthplace: Bend, Oregon, USA
Career start: 2013
Discipline: Snowboard Halfpipe
Snowboard star Ben Ferguson got an early start at competitive snowboarding. He began to turn heads with impressive results from a young age and inspired riding in halfpipe and slopestyle contests. Ferguson has been into outdoor sports since he was a toddler. When he was six years old, Ferguson’s father, the town dentist, put his son on his first snowboard at their hometown hill, Mt Bachelor. He put a sticker on the tip of Ferguson’s board and said, ‘Go that way’.
Ferguson got the hang of it quickly. He continued riding with his family, including his two younger brothers, and by age eight, he entered his first slopestyle contest at Mt Bachelor. “I didn’t know how it was going to go. I hadn’t really hit jumps before, but I had fun and kept doing it,” he says.
Birthday: June 6th, 1997
Sponsors: Burton, Tactics, Howl, Mt. Bachelor, Tokyo Starfish
Tossing combos in the thick of a rail jam, or battling for a clip in one of her notorious Too Hard video parts, Nora Beck’s uninhibited riding make her a showstopper. Nora’s roots at a tiny Virginia resort bred the creativity that got her noticed. But it’s her signature style and unflinching humor that’ve made her a relatable hero to aspiring street and slopestyle snowboarders everywhere.
Birthplace: Bend, Oregon
Career start: 2012
Discipline: Mountainbike Freeride/Slopestyle
Born and raised in the mountain town of Bend, Oregon, a place that seems to breed athletes, Carson Storch spent his early years riding BMX bikes, racing motocross and snowboarding in the winter.
“I was just riding for fun,” says Carson, of his mountain bike beginnings at the age of 10. “Soon I started filming with my friends. And eventually I stopped competing in other sports and decided to stick with mountain biking. One of the main reasons I’m really comfortable doing spins on my bike is because of my snowboarding.”
Rex is an avid adventurer that regularly enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, trail running, hiking, snapping photos, filming and travel.
Recently working as cameraman DOP as an independent through Wahoo Films Buster has worked with many clients and just to name a few, Facebook, Navis, Bend Distillery, Sony Playstation, Travel Oregon, Microsoft, Deschutes Brewery, Central Oregon Land Watch, Bend Police Dept., Warm Springs Tribal Council, DynaCast, Entek, Bend LaPine Schools, the Old Mill, Gear Fix, Realms Middle School, Deschutes River Conservancy, Sunriver Resort, Horse Power, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Smart Cloud Robotics, Bend Beer Chase, RedBull Matt Hall Racing, and more.