The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Beta—Finn Westbury Full Part
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Finn Westbury is a product of his environment, an upbringing that is both prairie and peaks. He grew up in a sea of steel opportunity in Calgary, Alberta where he and his twin brother JJ sharpened their jibbing chops at the Canadian Olympic Park, a hill that boats terrain park hot laps in place of vertical drop. The elevation increases in Banff National Park just outside of Calgary, where steeper terrain allowed Finn to further hone his flow and style. This topographical duality provided the proving ground for Finn's sensibility when it comes to carving, catching air, and hitting street spots: he is at once quick and calculated, loose and smooth. Couple this with an uncanny motivation and it's easy to see how Finn's star has been steadily rising with each iteration of the DIY SRD movies (in which he has been instrumental on both the riding and filming sides) and most recently, Twist, a film he edited in its entirety. This past winter, Finn signed on for BETA and the results of his efforts are further proof that this young Canadian has a bright future, so we should amend our previous statement: Finn Westbury is a product of his environment and of course, a hell of a lot of natural talent and drive.
With Beta, SNOWBOARDER Magazine has once again assembled an eclectic crew of disrupters who strive to change the game every time they strap in. Volatile and charismatic, this cadre of riders on the come up have cut their teeth following the contest circuit and being featured in online edits. Putting this pedigree aside, these ten talents spent the winter of 2018 with cameras in tow, sending it further, stomping cleaner and pushing progression harder than ever before. Filmed from Austria to Canada and all points in between, The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Beta provides viewers an unfiltered perspective of the style, ability and fearlessness that Brock Crouch, Benny Milam, Gabe Ferguson, Finn Westbury, Gab Jacques, Nik Baden, Reid Smith, Brandon Davis, Jacob Krugmireand Jared Elston possess. Directed by Tyler Orton and featuring a soundtrack that includes artists like Fugazi, Portishead & The Cro-Mags, Beta taps all senses in an effort to spread the stoke and announce the arrival of a new generation of professional snowboarders to the big screen.