[Photo: Cyril Mueller]
This season we’re kicking off a series of In Focus takeover weeks – five days of content on a rider who’s been getting us stoked for years, and giving them the keys to our Instagram to boot. For our first subject, we couldn’t be more stoked to present one of our favourite hi-tech snowboarding goofballs – Mr Ethan Morgan. To get things rolling we look back at five edits that he’s most proud of from his career so far.
When we first bandied around the idea for In Focus – a working week’s worth of content centred around one particular rider – Ethan Morgan was one of the first dudes that sprang to mind. Naturally, for such coverage to be justified the person in question needs to have undeniable skills on a stunt stick – something Ethan clearly has in spades – but moreover we were after snowboarders who’ve been around the block, earned their stripes, have a bit of history to dive into, are respected by their peers, and are not shy of taking the bull by the horns to ensure the ride on the merry-go-round continues.
Ethan embodies all of this. From a fresh-faced Forum grommet who had precocious skills and a tendency to overachieve at the bar, he steadily stepped up from filming with his local crew, getting enders with Isenseven and even getting a part in with Standard Films. Once Nike went all ‘rhythm method’ he took it upon himself to embrace the DIY ethos and embarked on producing his own movies, the infamous Sponsor Me Tape, and just this past season he was responsible for a couple of 2017’s more memorable slices of webspam – his Nordkette Top To Bottom, and the Khütai-based pipe dream, DIYX.
So we’ll kick off Ethan’s In Focus with a look at five of the video parts that he feels best represent him and his riding that he’s put down over the years. Ethan will also be taking over the @onboardmag Instagram account for the next five days, so head over to see what looseness he’ll be dumping out and follow #InFocusOnboard…
1. Ethan Morgan Sponsor me tape – 2015
“My Sponsor Me Tape definitely shows what I like to ride, and who I am. I had the most fun editing it with Dani (Dietrich). Love the random shit.”