Big Bode charges everything from out-of-bounds to urban. No matter where he rolls, this is the standard gear he totes.


PHOTO: Andy Wright

Bode Merrill
Age: 23
Sponsors: Salomon, The Levitation Project, Celtek, Milosport, Skullcandy, Magical Go-Go, Park City Mountain Resort
Years snowboarding: Twelve
Roots: Santa Cruz, California
Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Stance: Regular, 24 inches wide.
Forward lean: Just switched to one click. It's easier on the knees!
Personal settings: New boots, old liners.
Tuning techniques: I take most of the edge off and use Magical Go-Go to go faster!
Most important part of your setup: The whole package, everything is important.
Describe your riding style: Inverted.

Board: Salomon Riot ($400)
Boots: Salomon F20 Select ($240)
Bindings: Salomon Caliber ($300)
Jacket: Bonfire Mt. Hood ($349)
Pants: Bonfire Titan ($159) Baselayer: The Levitation Project Base Slayer ($42) Gloves: Celtek Golden Street ($55)
Beanie: Celtek Mile High ($20)
Hat: Magical Go-Go foam ($16)


Fast plant to flat in Utah. PHOTO: Andy Wright