Uploaded by Snowboarder Magazine. Nik Baden is a snowboarder’s snowboarder. The kind of rider that you not only want to make turns with, but also an individual whose casual finesse you can only hope to emulate. At just twenty-years-old, Nik has style well beyond his years; a sensibility imbued in his riding from day one and defined by a penchant for unusual hits and unique grabs—and for pinning it toward transition and floating effortless, original tricks. In short, Nik’s riding has always made him stand out and while he is a regular on the slopestyle circuit, he is far from a contest kid, having filmed with Shredbots and Brown Cinema thanks to a take on snowboarding that is more savvy than stock. BETA provided Nik’s first go at filming an entire part and while the kid delivers, consider his segment only a glimpse into what this unconventional rider will accomplish in the coming years.
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.