"He bet the whole Ginger Bread Farm on Red, doubled up, then rode off into a heavy metal sunset with legends in stride! It's hard enough to film a strong video part, much less carry a film. The nicest style to watch." - Travis Rice
"Gary's shit was tight!" - Mark Landvik
When SNOWBOARDER bestows Pat Moore with our #2 spot on this roster it has as much to do with his being the second best rider of the year for 2015 as it does with our thinking that the red-haired hellion from the Live Free Or Die state is the shit. The reason why the company he co-owns is called ASS Industries instead of Half-Assed Industries is that the only thing Pat does gingerly is grow hair! Mark Sollors took time off from filming for the new SNOWBOARDER Movie, "SFD", to spell it out. According to Sollors, “Pat is always one of the most hard-working snowboarders in the game. This year he stood out more than usual with a heavy X Games Real Snow Backcountry winning video part, 'Mr. Plant' the movie, as well as a really well done web series entitled 'Blueprint' that gave a totally new view to snowboarding history, reasons for riding, and the work it takes to be Pat Moore.” Big Patrón himself, Louif Paradis, is more cryptic when explaining his conclusions by exclaiming, “Real Zoich + 'Mr. Plant!'” “Real Zoich” is Louif-speak for the 2014 Real Snow where Pat received another piece of ESPN metal for winning the backcountry iteration of this groundbreaking video event. Yet the online X Games was just a segue to Pat’s main project, Volcom’s 'Mr. Plant'. The spawn of a Veeco biopic pedigree that began with 'Subjekt Haakonsen' and was revamped for a new generation with Gigi Rüf’s '9191', 'Mr. Plant' is the wide pan of Pat Moore the professional snowboarder, including the people and places stacked in his DNA as seen through the lenses of Jake Price and Seth Huot. Of course, the primary focus of 'Mr. Plant' is Moore himself who sets the screen ablaze with both backcountry and back alley fire. Double corks in all directions and urban gnar demonstrate Pat’s ability to settle any situation that involves snow. Despite being a patriarch of the low-impact movement, Pat is universally respected for being among a handful of riders that look at all aspects of snowboarding as an all-you-can-crush buffet of steeps, concrete, metal and spines. When Pat shows up with his winch in tow, the streets and stairsets start to shake and once he fires up his sled, booters and diving boards are put on notice. Ultimately, Pat can hang with everyone in any situation, but only one other person can hang with Pat in every situation and that individual is the one who has kept this article from celebrating Pat for being one spot higher on our Rider of the Year list.