Forum Shoot Out Team

Portraits by Ian Ruhter

Daniel Ek
Home: Oslo, Norway
Sponsors: Forum, Special Blend, DVS, Matix, Electric and Rockstar
Years on team: 2
Best moment of the Shoot Out: Pow turns at night.
Favorite hit: Three jumps in a line.
One thought: Indy grab, yeah!

Pat Moore

Age: 22

Home: Waterville Valley, NH
Sponsors: Forum, Foursquare, Red Bull, Volcom, Electric, Eastern Boarder, Waterville Valley, Ass Industries
Years on team: 7
Best moment of the Shoot Out: Making fires.
Favorite hit: Halfpipe
One thought: Couldn’t wait ’til it was over.

Nic Sauve
Age: 22
Home: Quebec City
Sponsors: Forum, Special Blend, Anon, Deluxe
Years on team: 3
Best moment of the Shoot Out: Watching Bryan Knox jump over one of the features with someone else’s sled and destroying it—the snowmobile.
Favorite hit: The pond skim to pole jam was so fun to hit!
One thought: Sickest event I could ever think of!

Cameron Pierce
Age: 21
Home: Salt Lake City, Utah/ Waynesville, North Carolina
Sponsors: Forum, FourSquare, Anon, Board Paradise
Years on team: 2
Best moment of the Shoot Out: In the hot tub at our house.
Favorite hit: The pond skim to pole jam.
One thought: Second best part of the Shoot Out was getting to sleep after sunrise for a week straight.

Peter Line
Age: 35
Home: Bellevue, Washington
Sponsors: Forum, Foursquare, Electric, Vestal
Years on team: Since day one.
Best moment of the Shoot Out: When the meds kicked in.
Favorite hit: Quarterpipe to log.
One thought: The Shoot Out made me shorter by a half-inch.

Forum Media Crew

Forum Team Videographer
Nathan Yant
Home: Gig Harbor, Washington
Job title: Director of Photography and Co-founder of Dill Pickle
Productions
Specialty: I think I’m pretty well rounded, both figuratively and literally
Years shooting: 8
Camera of choice: I’ve been using the HVX for the last couple of seasons.
Dream shoot: Mt. Baker, raining and two feet of slop.
One thought: The Team Shoot Out was exhausting but totally rewarding, kinda like being a new dad.

Forum Team Photographer
Ian Ruhter
Home: Los Angeles, California
Job title: Photographer/Director
Specialty: Conceptual photography
Years shooting: 9
Camera of choice: 4X5
Dream Shoot: To direct multiple-camera motion and still photo shoots
One thought: The Team Shoot Out was insane, like me.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Park Crew

Mike Bettera
Title: Snow Park Tech Senior Project Manager
Resort: Sierra-at-Tahoe, California
Years riding: 24
Years building: 13
What was the greatest challenge during construction?
The ice wallride was difficult because we aren’t usually dealing with 300-pound blocks of ice.

What was the highlight of the week?
This was not your typical project—all the features were unique, so the whole shoot was a highlight.

What was the low point of the week?
I don’t really have one. The hours? Ten in the morning ’til four in the morning!

What day was the gnarliest?
The fire jump day—flames and a snowstorm were a challenge.

John Power
Title: Terrain Park Manager
Resort: Sierra-at-Tahoe, California
Years riding: 12
Years building: 8

What was the greatest challenge during construction?

We had some big ideas and the lack of time was the biggest challenge for us.
What was the highlight of the week?
Seeing the guys riding the features we had just built.

What was the low point of the week?
Not sure there was one for me.
What day was the gnarliest?
The last night of filming when the crew was burnt out. We were building the ice wallride all day and well into the night—something none of us had done before, so it was interesting to say the least. It was cool to see the guys band together and get the job done, the whole crew was exhausted—we had people sleeping in cars at work all week.

What was the most impressive riding you saw go down?
It was all sick, but I liked the jump—the weather was gnarly and the guys were still throwing down.