It goes without saying that snowboarding is a hell of a lot of fun. But for the young riders making their way through the ranks of professional snowboarding, putting together video parts and snagging powder days and park laps is often secured only by earning their keep in the off season. You need to do what it takes to be able to follow your passion and if that means slanging coffee to North Lake locals, so be it. Deep rewards can be reaped once the temps drop and recognition doesn’t go unnoticed when movies are released in the fall. 686 am riders, Riley Nickerson, Austin Young, John Murphy and Ryan Tarbell keep it reel and provide some insight into the amount of work that goes into summers stacking money and winters stacking clips for a young professional snowboarder. We’ll raise our glasses to that, boys. Enjoy 686 Reel Talk and keep an eye out for these four this winter.