Last year Bode Merrillâ??s full part with Absinthe films was set to a wild electronic beat that pumped over gnarly tricks by the Santa Cruz native who now calls Utah home. This year Bode is back with even bigger more progressive tricks like one footing pyramid gap, a double Miller flip over a man-made field goal, and gaping up to a kink rail. And then there are the smaller tricks that are just as gnarly but might go unnoticed like the gap to down creeper with a chain link closeout, or the double boardslide with a narrow run out, and the nosebutter to frontflip off of a cornice. The only thing that was left out this year was the techno music. All of these ingredients combined to help Bode land a double song ender part in the Heavy Mental movie by Absinthe Films.
Words by Ben Brink, Transworld Snowboarding.