Former board sponsor: Forum

Current sponsors: Volcom, Electric, Vans

Pat Moore is yet another former Forum rider who wasn’t immediately snapped up by a new board sponsor. Pat is one of only a handful of snowboarders who can send it equally hard in the streets as he does in the backcountry. This year he filmed not just one, but two X Games Real Snow parts (in both street and backcountry) and has shown no sign whatsoever of taking his foot off the proverbial gas pedal.

It would have been a straight-up outrage if Pat had remained totally sponsor-less after the retirement of Forum, but thankfully he was snapped up by Vans and Volcom – who sort him out with outerwear and Volcom branded snowboards, (although technically they’re not really a snowboard producing brand).

  1. Alexis Le Forestier

    Why is Chas Guldemond riding this hiddous rockstar board if it’s not his board sponsor ??

  2. JC

    Doesn’t Willett ride for Rome

  3. Dustin

    Most the riders in this article make more money from the sponsors they do have then any board company can produce. Most board companies clam they make no money so pay very little if any at all to even there sponsored top riders. Not to mention most board companies can not afford to pay the incentives side of a contract if the riders starts to win enough contests and published work, so they back out of the contracts or drop you. I can think of countless athletes who are still owed thousands of dollars from board companies that did not follow threw with there end. snowboard companies come and go, but the strong hold companies most these riders have and deserve will pay the bill and not leave them hanging.

  4. Eli Andrews

    There is no coincidence that almost every rider on this list was somehow involved with Burton or the Brand “Forum”
    Jake Burton was a stock broker turned board builder. If you aren’t putting out rider of the year parts and or gold medals you’re going to get cut. Mervin MFG. On the other hand treats their riders like family. Jamie Lynn and Temple Cummins have been on board since the 90s and while they have gotten out of the limelight they are still relevant. IPOD is still on the big B. As for Chas I’m afraid that DCs image doesn’t vibe with contest only results and a mediocre parts in Standard movies. Everyone do the industry a favor and support other companies besides Burton and DC. There riders are left high and dry and luckily there are brands out there like YES and SLASH to pick up older but amazing riders. Boards made in China have no place in snowboarding Ahem, Burton snowboards.

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