RICKY BATES

Nationality:  USA
Riding since:  1996
Home resort:  Beaver Creek, CO
Best trick:  Super Cat

RICKY BATES

Stance:  Regular 15, -15

Favorite board:  Santa Cruz – Comic 158 – Surfrocker

Favorite trick:  Front 9

Favorite spot:  McCall, Idaho

Favorite terrain to ride:  Steep and deep or tree riding and log sliding

Favorite rider:  Mark Kelsic, Ian Smith, Jamie Culp, Dillon James, Travis Rice, Gigi Ruf, the original Forum Team, Eric and John Jackson, too many to list!

Highlights of my career:  Winning the USASA slopestyle contest when I was 13, 3rd at Kick Aspen Big Air in 2010, Top 5 Am Throwdown 2011, meeting all the amazing people along the way

My future goals:  Take my sled to Canada and go to Europe