Uploaded by Snowboarder Magazine. Being from Quebec, Gab Jacques came into BETA as a bit of an outsider. Shy and void of shtick, Gab’s skills on big setups and hospitality while touring spots in his home province quickly won over the crew. The bonds built while battling tricks and enduring a season of close-quarters travel yields a camaraderie less tenuous than the ties wrought chasing points. By season’s end, Gab found his comfort zone strapped in alongside Reid and Benny and the result is a BETA segment that speaks volumes, language barrier be damned.
With Beta SNOWBOARDER Magazine has once again assembled an eclectic crew of disrupters who strive to change the game every time they strap in. Volatile and charismatic, this cadre of riders on the come up have cut their teeth following the contest circuit and being featured in online edits. Putting this pedigree aside these ten talents spent the winter of 2018 with cameras in tow, sending it further, stomping cleaner and pushing progression harder than ever before. Filmed from Austria to Canada and all points in between, The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Beta provides viewers an unfiltered perspective of the style, ability and fearlessness that Brock Crouch, Benny Milam, Gabe Ferguson, Finn Westbury, Gab Jacques, Nik Baden, Reid Smith, Brandon Davis, Jacob Krugmire and Jared Elston possess. Directed by Tyler Orton and featuring a soundtrack that includes artists like Fugazi, Portishead & The Cro-Mags, Beta taps all senses in an effort to spread the stoke and announce the arrival of a new generation of professional snowboarders to the big screen.