Pat Moore Interview

Did Patrick Moore, a Doubter of Anthropogenic Climate Change, Co-Found Greenpeace?

Pat Moore Interview

On 12 March 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about a portion of a “Fox and Friends” television interview with a man named Patrick Moore. “Fox and Friends,” and by extension Trump, claimed Moore co-founded Greenpeace:

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.” @foxandfriends Wow!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019

People who adopt ostensibly oppositional views to their own perceived political background are popular fodder for punditry. The problem with this specific example is that Moore did not co-found Greenpeace. Though he once was involved with the group, his views have diverged substantially since he left in 1986. According to that organization:

Patrick Moore frequently portrays himself as a founder or co-founder of Greenpeace, and many news outlets have repeated this characterization. Although Mr. Moore played a significant role in Greenpeace Canada for several years, he did not found Greenpeace. Phil Cotes, Irving Stowe, and Jim Bohlen founded Greenpeace in 1970.

Moore was one of Greenpeace’s earliest and more influential members, eventually serving as president of Greenpeace Canada. Greenpeace, as an organization, has its origins in a voyage made by activists to the Aleutian Island of Amchitka in a largely failed effort to stop nuclear weapons testing in the area.

These activists, who at the time called themselves the “Don’t Make a Wave Committee,” raised money and commissioned a vessel, the Phyllis Cormack, for this purpose beginning in 1970.

In March 1971, as a graduate resource ecology student, Moore applied for and was given a berth on the ship, later nicknamed “The Greenpeace.” In fairness, many people associated with these early days apparently describe themselves as co-founders of Greenpeace.

An archived Greenpeace history page from 2007, which lists Moore under “co-founders and first members”, says:

There’s an old joke that in any bar in Vancouver Canada you can sit down next to someone who founded Greenpeace. In fact, there was no single founder, and the name, idea, spirit, tactics, and internationalism of the organisation all can be said to have separate lineages.

Moore left Greenpeace in 1986. Speaking of that decision, Moore wrote in 2005:

By the mid-1980s, the environmental movement had abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism. I became aware of the emerging concept of sustainable development: balancing environmental, social and economic priorities. Converted to the idea that win-win solutions could be found by bringing all interests together, I made the move from confrontation to consensus.

In 2004, Wired Magazine described Moore’s shift away from Greenpeace in more cynical terms:

In 1986, the PhD ecologist abruptly turned his back on the environmental movement. He didn’t just retire; he joined the other side.

Today, he’s a mouthpiece for some of the very interests Greenpeace was founded to counter, notably the timber and plastics industries.

He argues that the Amazon rainforest is doing fine, that the Three Gorges Dam is the smartest thing China could do for its energy supply, and that opposition to genetically modified foods is tantamount to mass murder.

Moore is now or has been paid by several entities or causes that Greenpeace now opposes. According to the climate media blog DeSmog:

After he left Greenpeace, Moore began work with the Nuclear Energy Institute front group, the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy). Moore stepped down from his leadership role at CASEnergy in January 2013, however [he said that he] would remain an active member.

Moore has worked for the mining industry, the logging industry, PVC manufacturers, the nuclear industry, and in defense of biotechnology. In October 2008, Greenpeace issued a statement distancing itself from Moore, saying he “exploits long gone ties with Greenpeace to sell himself as a speaker and pro-corporate spokesperson, usually taking positions that Greenpeace opposes.”

Moore has been criticized for his relations with “polluters and clear-cutters” through his consultancy. His primary income since the early 1990s has [come from] consulting and publicly speaking for a variety of corporations and lobby groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute. As of 2014, Moore was also listed as a board member of NextEnergy, a Canadian energy services company.

In one notable media appearance, he defended the safety of glyphosate, a weed killer, by saying he could drink a quart of the product straight with no problem. When challenged to do so by the interviewer, he changed course, saying he wouldn’t because he’s “not an idiot” before abruptly ending the interview:

Moore has also long been associated with a cadre of academics who consider themselves climate skeptics. In 2015 he was a speaker at a Texas Public Policy Foundation conference that included sessions “CO2 is the Gas of Life”, echoing the statements Moore made on “Fox and Friends” in 2019.

As Moore states, it is true that CO2 is a crucial building block of life that provides the raw material for plants to grow. This, in turn, provides animals with food and oxygen.

However, such an observation, which you can find described in any middle-school science textbook, does not infringe upon the fundamental, physical truth that higher concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere will warm the planet.

Moore’s anti-climate-change statement on “Fox and Friends” is a bad-faith argument, and attributing such statements to a “Greenpeace co-founder” is factually inaccurate.


Pat Moore Real Snow 2012 interview

Pat Moore Interview

New Hampshire native Pat Moore has been killing everything from freak of nature park features to backcountry drops of death for years now.

He let the world know that he was one of the best riders on the planet when he showed up in Travis Rice's first mega movie “That's It, That's All” and has been a standout in every one of Forum's team videos.

Moore might not be as tech savvy as some of the rail kids, but his fearless approach to street gaps and rails of consequence is sure to leave snowboard fans on the edge of their seats.

Where have you been filming?
Well, I'm in Seattle right now, but I was just up in Alaska filming. It's the only place that has snow.

A lot of guys are filming up there. Did you run into any other crews?
Yeah, we saw Dan Brisse, and had dinner with Bode Merrill one night. I'm pretty sure Scott Stevens was up there filming as well. I know some people went to Japan and Michigan. We were only going to be there for a couple weeks, but we just decided to stay there and keep filming.

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound… Peare

You can ride anything but you're really well known for your backcountry and park riding. Is the urban focus of this contest a challenge for you?
Really, I'm used to it and I think it's really cool.

Every year we spend the pre-season hitting rails until the mountains get good snow. I think it's fun. You have this freedom to manipulate the spots so you can do what you want with them.

With the backcountry you have a certain space you have to work with, so you might have a lot of options, but it's not you can move features around to suit your needs.

Does filming a Real Snow part affect your regular video part?
I think it could.

Last year, after seeing the Real Snow parts, it seemed people's full video parts might not have had the same impact as if the shots were all brand new.

So in that sense I could see how people would feel that way. But last year was also the first year that they did the contest so really we were all just testing the waters.

I'm not sure if it's just the people in the industry that think less of your video part if they have seen the footage before or if it's the fans too. There's huge positives though because your regular part only gets seen by so many people, so to be able to have creative control over a project and have it be seen by such a huge audience is awesome.

What was the most unexpected thing that happened during the filming for this part?
I don't think that there's been anything new or crazy that's happened specifically with this video part.

Having the deadline really puts a lot of pressure on us, but really I'm with the same group of people I would be filming with anyway, and were still having a really good time, so it wasn't anything crazy.

If you had to pick one of the other guys to win, who would you put your money on?
Oh man, that's so tough.

I guess Bode would be one person I think could win because he has a really good mix of big ballsy shots and technical rail skills. Louif because he's just got the sickest style, and I would say Nic too.

I get to ride with Nic a lot and just being able to see what he tries and what he does is insane.

If you win the 50 grand what are you going to do with it?
[Laughs] Well a portion of it will go to my film crew, and I don't know what I would do with the rest. I don't really buy big things for myself, but I do have a girlfriend so I'm sure I would buy her something nice.


Who Is Patrick Moore – Patrick Moore Says Green New Deal is the End of Civilizatio

Pat Moore Interview

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Climate change deniers have a new hero in Patrick Moore, who's tweet about a Green New Deal leading to the “mass death” has gone viral, landed him on multiple Fox News shows, and earned a glowing tweet from President Trump.

“Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: 'The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.' @foxandfriends Wow!” The president tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Fox and Trump are billing Moore as the founder of Greenpeace, but here's a shocker: That's not accurate. Here's what you need to know about Patrick Moore.

He was involved in Greenpeace in the 1970s and 1980s. Greenpeace says he did not co-found it.

Moore, a Canadian, earned a degree in forest biology and a PhD in ecology before joining the Sierra Club and then Greenpeace, where he worked from 1971 to 1986, serving as president of Greenpeace Canada and a director of Greenpeace International. Moore and others ( Fox and President Trump) to call him a founder or co-founder of Greenpeace. Here's what the organization has to say about it:

Patrick Moore frequently portrays himself as a founder or co-founder of Greenpeace, and many news outlets have repeated this characterization. Although Mr. Moore played a significant role in Greenpeace Canada for several years, he did not found Greenpeace. Phil Cotes, Irving Stowe, and Jim Bohlen founded Greenpeace in 1970. Patrick Moore applied for a berth on the Phyllis Cormack in March, 1971 after the organization had already been in existence for a year.

In other words: He joined Greenpeace fairly early on and played a prominent role, but, according to Greenpeace, he did not co-found it. There is, however, a dispute over the precise founders of the organization. In fact, there was a time when Greenpeace listed him as a co-founder, but the organization has since removed his name from this list and sought to distance itself from him.

So is Moore an environmentalist, as his biography suggests?

Depends on your definition of “environmentalist.” After working at Greenpeace, Moore founded a public-relations consultancy called Greenspirit Enterprises. Through that company, he began representing the logging, mining, and chemical industries.

“Most of these industries hired Mr. Moore only after becoming the focus of a Greenpeace campaign to improve their environmental performance,” Greenpeace says on its website. “Mr.

Moore has now worked for polluters for far longer than he ever worked for Greenpeace.”

Moore is known for refusing to drink a glass of water he said was safe.

Moore, who is referred to as a pro-GMO spokesman, was being interviewed for a French documentary when he said a herbicide created by the company Monsanto was safe to drink. What happens next is almost too hilarious to be true. Here's the transcript:

Moore: Do not believe that glyphosate in Argentina is causing increases in cancer. You can drink a whole quart of it and it won't hurt you.

Interviewer: You want to drink some? We have some here.

Moore: I'd be happy to actually… Not, not really, but…

Interviewer: Not really?

Moore: I know it wouldn't hurt me.

Interviewer: If you say so, I have some glyphosate.

Moore: No, I'm not stupid.

Interviewer: OK. So you… So it's dangerous, right?

Moore: No. People try to commit suicide with it and fail, fairly regularly.

Interviewer: Tell the truth. It's dangerous.

Moore: It's not dangerous to humans. No, it's not.

Interviewer: So you are ready to drink one glass of glyphosate?

Moore: No, I'm not an idiot.

Now Moore is a climate change denier.

Moore has gone on the attack against Democratic presidential candidates who are in favor of policies meant to curb carbon emissions.

Moore's argument is that if we begin eliminating carbon, the environmental will suffer more than if it goes unchecked. In fact, he went as far to say a Green New Deal would lead to the “end of civilization.

” He also referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “pompous little twit” for her support of a Green New Deal.


One-On-One Interview: Pro Snowboarder Pat Moore

Pat Moore Interview

CraveOnline: Pat, your new film with Volcom “Mr. Plant” premiers on October 1. Tell us about the concept of the film and what’s the meaning behind the title?

Pat Moore: The title, “Mr. Plant,” came from a funny party night with our group of friends in the film (Mike Rav, Scott Blum and Hunter Wood) and it became my nickname for a while, but we kind of morphed the meaning of it to basically represent the film.

CraveOnline:  How is it having legends of the sport Jamie Lynn and Bryan Iguchi — guys we all look up to — in your film and what is it working with them?

Pat Moore: It was straight up magical to have them be apart, Bryan put in some serious work for his tricks and at age 40 has a stand out part.

Our trip with Jamie, Bryan and Terje to Baldface was where the magic was; just having the opportunity to ride with those guys was so special.

They’ve done so much not only in snowboarding but in their lives as well, it was just rad to soak in what they had to say. 

CraveOnline: If someone were to make a movie about your life and career, what would it be called and who would star as you?

Pat Moore: I’d say Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons would play me and it would be called “Cold Red”.

CraveOnline: What do you have planned for the upcoming winter? Any trips/projects?

Pat Moore: I plan on working on Travis Rice’s new film for a chunk of the season, as well as continuing our web series called Blueprint we did with Red Bull last season

CraveOnline: When you got that first sponsor check, what did you do with it?

Pat Moore: Those first checks went right back into traveling and snowboarding. When I first started to make money from my sponsors was when I moved west to chase the dream, so lets just say the money was reinvested.

CraveOnline: If you weren’t a professional snowboarder, what would you be doing?

Pat Moore: I really have no idea, I’ve been snowboarding since I can remember and have been pro since I was about 17 so the idea of doing something else is really just imagining what another life would be . I’m super grateful for that, and from what I do know is when I’m done as a pro snowboarder I’d to work for one of the brands I’m sponsored by to try to help the next generation of kids with what they want to do.

CraveOnline: When you’re not snowboarding, what hobbies are keeping you occupied?

Pat Moore: Mostly skateboarding, I surf a little but its more glorified swimming, but I also really love to travel.

Take my skateboard and a tent and cruise around, I’ve done the northwest quite a bit, so I’d to explore New England some more and the south.

I still need to do the European backpacker trip, that’s on the bucket list, I’ve been there a bunch, but never REALLY got to see it.

CraveOnline: What was your most epic experience during your career thus far?

Pat Moore: Probably just meeting my heroes, things getting invited to Arctic from Terje, getting a painting from Jamie Lynn, being in Travis’ films, things that mean a lot to me. Also my first pro model board was a huge achievement, that was a while ago now, but I’m still super proud of it.

CraveOnline: How do you think growing up on the east coast influenced your riding style?

Pat Moore: A lot of different ways, but I think most importantly is I can find the fun in riding anything.

Being from the east you get all sorts of conditions so you gotta find or make the fun happen, and from that I found that the most important part of snowboarding to me is who’s around.

I get frustrated when I hear people say they only ride when its powder and its such of a “me” thing, for myself I’ll ride dogshit if I’m with the right crew.

CraveOnline: Your mom has always been a big supporter of yours.  How has your family helped support your career throughout the years?

Pat Moore: My Mom has always been my anchor for sure; she has always supported me and directed me in the right path.

She is a tough woman and demanded respect from all the delinquents I grew up with, so all the older guys who watched over me from Waterville or at Forum when I was older really looked after me, mostly because they didn’t want to piss of Deb.

Her job at Waterville really gave me a solid platform to grow from, I was at the resort all the time and it was my second home, and with her connections within the industry, no where was too far away.

CraveOnline: We understand you just moved from Venice to Salt Lake City. How did you enjoy that freak show in Venice and are you super psyched to head back to the mountains?

Pat Moore: Yeah, literally buying furniture for my place right now! Venice was awesome, I will always enjoy visiting there but I’m really stoked to be back in Salt Lake where snowboarding is the focus. I was in Venice because Red Bull has their training facility in Santa Monica and that’s where I rehabbed a couple bad injuries, so hopefully I don’t have to go back anytime soon!

CraveOnline: What’s the ultimate goal for Pat Moore? What keeps you motivated?

Pat Moore: A suit and tie, a house, kids, a fancy car… HA! Yeah right. I just want to continue shredding and skating for as long as I can.

What keeps me motivated as a pro snowboarder? I’d say my friends and family who are working real jobs, I’m not blind to see how fortunate I am to get paid to snowboard, and I try as hard as I can at this because a lot of people put in a lot of effort to help get me here and I’d be an idiot to let it pass by.  

Premier dates for ‘Mr. Plant’

Oct 1st – Plymouth NH

Oct 17th Costa Mesa, CA Volcom HQ

Oct 18th Portland, OR

Oct 20th Seattle, WA

Oct 21st Jackson, WY

Oct 22nd Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 23rd Denver, CO

Oct 26th New York, NY 

Nov 7th Squaw Valley, CA 

Mr. Plant will be free to the public for 24 hours and can be seen here at on October 1st at 9pm EST.

Photos courtesy of Red Bull

Cover: Getty

Joshua Caudill is a writer for CraveOnline Sports, a surfing enthusiast, an unhealthy sports fanatic, and an expert on all things Patrick Swayze. You can follow him on  @JoshuaCaudill85 or “”CraveOnline Sports on .


PAtrick Moore, President and COO of Mosaic

Pat Moore Interview

Builder.Media had the chance to discuss the latest launch of the new Mosaic app with Mosaic’s President and COO Patrick Moore 

Builder.Media: What were some of the highlights thus far in 2018 for Mosaic?

Patrick Moore: The highlight of the year for Mosaic has been the expansion of our financing products into home improvement verticals beyond solar installation.

  Mosaic is a pioneer and the national market leader in consumer financing for residential solar, which is a great market for innovation because nearly 90% of all installation projects are financed at point-of-sale either through loans and leases.

  Our solar installer partners have a very high bar for financing product quality and ease of use, which has allowed us – frankly forced us – to develop compelling technology solutions for the in-home sale.

BM: Tell us about this new app Mosaic is launching – how did it come about? Why is it necessary for customers?

PM: Most lenders now claim to have an “app” and they generally have the same basic features. Mosaic designed our app real-world feedback from home improvement professionals on the  most effective way for to offer financing. We didn’t simply copy what was available in the market as many others have done.

  With the Mosaic app, contractors can help homeowners choose an affordable monthly payment, apply for credit and sign their documents in minutes. And because contractors are always on the go — the app also helps them to track jobs, manage change orders and request customer confirmations so they can get paid quickly.

And the app works on all the devices that contractors use — iPhones, Androids, iPads, tablets, laptops, all of it.  Contractors can originate and complete a homeowner’s loan application on any device, including the homeowner’s device,  in just a few minutes.

The application experience is completely customizable and allows homeowners to understand their financing options, terms and estimated monthly payments, select their product and sign their loan all in a single real-time flow.

While the Mosaic app has many features, we also obsessed over making it easy to use.   Contractors told us they didn’t want to be burdened with complicated, repetitive clicking through many hard to read screens to close a sale.

  They told us to make financing as easy as accepting a credit card payment. Contractors are not bankers. Banks often make lending cumbersome.   Our goal is to help contractors grow their business by being able to offer affordable monthly payments to homeowners.

Financing is simply a means to that end.

BM: What are some new solar technologies that you are most impressed with? What proposed solar advancements are you keeping an eye out for?

PM: Mosaic is most excited about the convergence between solar and roofing technologies.

  Both solar and roofing OEMs are offering integrated products in the market today which greatly simplify the decision for homeowners and and the installation for contractors.

  We are actively partnering with OEMs to provide customized financing to meet the unique needs of these emerging solar+roof products.

We also see advancements in energy storage technologies and the resulting decline in costs of storage as an exciting development which will continue to expand the U.S. market for residential solar and further improve the ROI for homeowners to go solar.

BM: What are some changes that you think still need to be made to our laws regarding sustainable energy?

PM: We need to ensure the public continues to be properly compensated through strong net metering programs when utilities take the excess energy produced by a homeowner’s system and resells it for profit to other customers.  Some states still haven’t adopted net metering.

We would support changes to building codes, city ordinances and state laws that mandate that existing homes upgrade to zero or near zero carbon emissions by 2030 (via full electrification and heat pumps).

BM: How does Mosaic help with the affordability and accessibility of solar technology for homes and businesses?

PM: Mosaic only finances home improvements by lending money to the consumer; we’re not currently a lender for businesses.

We provide easy to understand, transparent, simple solar loans which are designed to save the homeowner money with a monthly payment lower than their utility bill.

Basically, with Mosaic the homeowner for no money down can swap one energy bill for another (the monthly loan payment) and save significantly in the exchange — on a monthly basis, over the life of the system, or both.

For more information on the new Mosaic app click here. 


Pat Moore Interview

Pat Moore Interview

One of the most versatile and well-rounded snowboarders around, Pat Moore has several competitive accolades to his name, including a gold in this year’s X Games Real Snow Backcountry contest. He is perhaps more widely known for his roles in a number of high profile snowboarding films including That’s It and The Art of Flight.

His most recent project, Mr Plant, follows Pat over the course of a season. As he travels the globe meeting with other snowboarding greats, the film sees him encountering all kinds of snowboarding along the way: from wacky street stunts to the most extreme of big mountain, backcountry slopes.

Pat took the time from his Mr Plant promotional tour to speak with Men’s Fitness about the film, and to share some thoughts on the sport that has shaped his life ever since he was a young boy receiving his first board as a Christmas present. 

Congratulations on your new film Mr Plant. Can you tell us what part of the movie you are the most proud of?

Well the final day of shooting we were at Jackson Hole [Wyoming] and we got to film this huge jump. That was a magical day and the stars just aligned on that one. But really, I think what I’m most proud of is just the hugely positive responses we’ve been getting from people.

What kind of warm-up do you do before a day on the mountain?

Most days I’ll do a little stretch in the morning, but really my warm-ups are just done on the hill. I to at least get one or two easy runs in first, to get a feel for the board under my feet. I just to ride to get warmed up. 

What do you think about so few countries wanting to host upcoming winter Olympics? Is it a problem for snowboarding?

You know, hosting an Olympics is such a huge endeavour for a country, especially with the economy how it is.

So you can’t really blame people for not wanting to see their country’s money being spent on these kinds of projects. I don’t know that it necessarily hurts snowboarding.

Although the Olympics have definitely given a whole new platform for snowboarders to get out there and show what we do.

Do you think there are less people snowboarding today than there were five years ago?

 I keep hearing maybe that it’s plateaued, or even that it’s shrinking. I don’t know. But it has definitely grown in terms of its acceptability. More people know about it and understand what it is now.

How much does the environment influence backcountry riding?

You know, more and more people are getting into the backcountry these days. Whether that’s with a splitboard, snowmobile, or just hiking around.

So with more people up there, the risk is always that much more. The backcountry is a wild beast. So mountain safety and avalanche training plays a huge part in what we do.

Because when you’re up there these things come down to life and death really.

What do you do during the off-season to keep your body ticking over?​

I just skateboard all summer! That’s what I love to do. I go on skate trips with old friends, and we go camping and try to find new skate parks. That’s my other passion in life, definitely.

Finally, how’s the Mr Plant tour going? Are you in the UK for long?

We’ve been here for a week and it’s been great! Next we head over to Stuttgart, followed by a twelve-stop tour of the US, before finally heading out to Japan, China and Korea. 

Pretty busy then!

Oh yeah! And then the new season starts and we’re straight back into that!

Well good luck with all of that and thank you for taking the time out to talk to Men’s Fitness.

Oh sure, thanks for having me.


Plant Life – The Pat Moore Interview

Pat Moore Interview

Pat has already made his mark on snowboarding, with the promise of more to come. But do his achievements measure up against the following namesakes?

Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012): Unless you’re a snowboarder (or perhaps even if you are), this is the daddy of all Pat Moores.

He hosted BBC’s //The Sky At Night// from 1957 until an episode in 2013 that was broadcast shortly after his death – the longest-running presenting stint in history.

Moore was also known as a proficient xylophonist, cat lover, sometime political figure and one of Britain’s foremost monocle-wearers. Oh, and he was the bleedin’ GamesMaster too!


Patrick Moore (1947-): A Canadian environmentalist, the good doctor was one of the first members of Greenpeace back in 1971, and survived the fatal bombing of its fundraising ship //The Rainbow Warrior// in 1985. He eventually left the organization (“not necessarily by his own choice,” according to a colleague) in 1986, and currently sits as chairman and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies in Vancouver.

Patrick Theodore Moore (1821-1883): Although born in Ireland, this Pat Moore moved to Canada before settling in Virginia in 1850. When the Old Dominion State seceded from the Union in 1861, he became a colonel in the Confederate Army.

A head injury at the Battle of Blackburn’s Ford took him away from the front lines, but he continued to play an indirect role in the American Civil War until the Confederacy’s surrender in 1865.

He received a pardon and worked as an insurance agent after the conflict.

Philip Hoare (1958-): “Imagine having to spend your entire life living with people asking: ‘You’re not that astronomer, are you?’ or ‘Do you play the xylophone?’” So goes celebrated English non-fiction author Philip Hoare’s explanation for ditching his birth name, Patrick Moore. However, as a slim and monocle-less man we doubt it’d have come up all that often. Ironically, it’s possible that he may at some point have been mistaken for another Phillip Hoare – a county cricketer roughly the same age.

One of his first moves was to release a heartfelt statement online, declaring that he had lived and breathed the Forum name” for a decade and that it had been, “to be blunt, fuckin’ awesome.” The next task was to find a new sponsor. Luckily for Pat, he wasn’t without options.

Burton proposed that he move straight over onto its team, as John Jackson and Alek Oestreng would eventually do. While he acknowledges that it was “really cool of them” to give him the opportunity, he was fortunate enough to have received offers elsewhere too. One of the calls came from Billy Anderson, team manager at Volcom.

While riding for that brand had been a long-held dream of Pat’s, it still wasn’t a decision to be taken lightly, and so he spent a few weeks off the grid as he mulled it over.

His phone stayed off for the most part, but he did make a very notable exception: “One of the coolest conversations I had during that time when I was trying to figure it out was with Gigi [Rüf]. I just cold-called him; I didn’t know him that well at the time, but no one else that I knew had ridden for both the brands.

I just called him up and was , ‘Uh, hey! This is Pat…!’ He was really cool, he spoke to me for a half hour about his experiences.” Soon it was a done deal, and Pat was rocking Volcom outerwear and boards (don’t go looking for his pro model in the racks though – it’s not available to the public).

If leaving Forum felt at all leaving a ‘family’ of sorts, it looked his new home would be as good a replacement as one could ask for. There was no shortage of father figures, with Terje Haakonsen, Bryan Iguchi and Jamie Lynn all riding for the stone. Naturally that roster played a huge part in making Volcom his top choice, but could it live up to expectations? As it happened, it could – and then some.

One episode of Blueprint sees him revisiting the famous Baldface resort in British Columbia – home of Travis’ Rice’s Supernatural and Ultra Natural events in 2012 and 2013 – with the three aforementioned legends.

At 27 he’s a relative veteran compared to the gymnastic slopestyle kids of today, but riding with the holy trinity of Haakon, Guch and Lynn reminded him about just how much more there still is to learn. “I really feel an adolescent around those guys – they grew up in a different time,” says Pat.

“ They’ve lived their life so much more than the people I’m usually surrounded by. Not everything has been sunshine and rainbows, either. To hear some of their stories about the good times and the bad, it helps you appreciate what you have. I always have a notepad going in the back of my head when I’m listening to them.

Not a case of ‘don’t meet your heroes’, then.While Pat’s footage in the episode in question puts his right to ride alongside them beyond doubt, he still talks about the guys with the voice of a fan, rather than that of a colleague.

With great passion he picks out his own personal highlights from the experience, be it Terje’s technique (“just watching him turn is one of the coolest things – he’s the best snowboarder to have ever lived”) or Jamie’s method (“it’s seeing a fucking unicorn”).

You can build whatever you want, and your only limitation is your own creativity. It’s building a skatepark, except it’s instantaneous.

The plan is eventually to join those guys in the powder more often, but for now he still sees himself as an all-rounder. As does the rest of the snowboarding world; in any conversation about who best handles park, pow and the streets, his name inevitably comes up. It wasn’t for nothing that he bagged those enders.

While Jake Blauvelt ditched urban stuff entirely to focus on freeriding, Pat can’t pull himself away just yet. The appeal for him is that, “you can build whatever you want, and your only limitation is your own creativity. It’s building a skatepark, except it’s instantaneous; you can make a quarterpipe, ride it and be done with it in just a couple of hours.

I really that aspect. You’re out creating your own park in some random city, where no-one else is thinking about snowboarding. They’re thinking about how their feet are cold as they’re walking to work.” That said, when the slopes start to fill in his attention is pulled a magnet to the backcountry.

Once it starts snowing in the mountains, that’s when I want to ride powder. Everyone wants to ride powder!”


Pat Moore, Ambush Interview

Pat Moore Interview

By Evan Rissi // Photography Mike Azevedo




I think this year is my big comeback year for pipe.


Either dead last or really close to dead last. It had to have been 2006, for sure. Ten years ago. No. I remember we had been filming for That, and I had somehow got into X Games for halfpipe and basically gave it no attention at all because we were filming for a Forum video. It was the first halfpipe I had ridden all year. I suck, so…


[Laughs] Yeaahhh. That was an interesting phase of clothing influence. Lots of rap music in those days.


Yeah? I wasn’t the only one doing it, either.


I can’t think of anything too crazy. He’s not too crazy. That year, he had bought that crazy diamond Forum necklace, I guess. On trips, he wasn’t balling out or buying all types of shit, but he was always betting on things. When we were filming on trips, they’d always have tons of money and bet on tricks, make eating bets, and anything to pass the time.


Exactly [laughs]. It’s the dudes him that are super into dice of Cee-Lo that always win and people me that rarely play that always lose. I do have some funny Travis Kennedy stories, though.

On the That premiere tour, he would wake up earlier than everyone else and leave for the day. He’d go to the nearest mall every day at every stop, and just, buy things. His collection was insane.

He’d come back with glow-in-the-dark contact lenses for the clubs, custom-made flashing belt buckles, tattoos… All this crazy shit. Solo missions.


[Laughs] I hope not. He has kids. It’s funny… I’m in Salt Lake right now, driving around looking for street spots or whatever. I’d much rather look for backcountry spots than walls to winch at full speed.


Yeah, he looks up. He’s Spiderman up there. Up.


Oh, I hate rails. I’m terrible at handrails. I dunno… Probably a long time.


I know! Just baby blue, downsize the board, widen the stance a bit, and get back at it.


Ha! For sure. Yeah, she loves to brag about that. Tells all her friends that I own a company called “Ass Industries” and doesn’t tell them what it is.


She knows what it is. The company has been a big East Coast thing for such a long time. Growing up at my home resort that she worked at, guys would have stickers, “I love ass,” all over their boards and stuff.


[Laughs] You did some research. Well, for her 60th birthday, I got her an A4. She needed a new car and just quit her job, and I just decided to hook her up. Gotta treat your mom a queen, you know?


Real Talk Featuring Pat Moore, Billy Anderson, Chad Otterstrom, Mons Roisland & More

Pat Moore Interview

Nov 18, 2019

This week we are taking a break from discussing video.We may have reached maximum saturation and are experiencing the‘law of diminishing returns’ in that while the videos that werereleased this week were no doubt impressive – checking the boxes -after a blitzkrieg of edits – my brain is feeling a littleoverloaded.







Instead we will focus on the upcoming season, checkingin with BILLY ANDERSON in MAMMOTH, CHAD OTTERSTROM in BRECKENRIDGE,RALPH KUCHAREK with a big storm in VERMONT, and MONS ROISLAND atthe DC STUBAI ZOO SESSION in AUSTRIA.

Then we check out the event landscape for the2019-2020 Season – looking at both the major events and thecreative ones that are springing up and talk with PAT MOORE abouthis METHODOLOGY event series as well as the SKOLF series withAIRBLASTER’S MAX TOKANAGA. 

Thank you to the people and brands who support TheSnowboard Project.

And speaking of the people who support us (ON PATREON)we now have PATREON Exclusive episodes releasing once a week. Lastweek was DAN HUDSON, a famous photographer and fine artist fromCANADA. This week TIM WESLEY is on the PATREON show. Tim is theowner of SHARK SNOWSURF and he gets into snowsurfing!


Last week’s winners:

  1. Nick Larsen – ice rink carve

  2. Boris Moutin – legless snake

  3. Jakob Blees – one footed rockdrop

Winner of this week’s prize package consisting of twotickets to TAILGATE ALASKA, a LOT SPOT and two SLED BUMPS fromDustin (worth $800) goes to: @emmachambs

This week’s prize for Clip of the Week is a brand new@haglofs jacket! Head over to our Instagram and share your favoriteclip to enter!

This week’s clips:

  1. Mike Skiba ( @_skiba_ ) -Ballerina Press

  2. Mike Skiba ( @_skiba_ ) – TheShuffle

  3. Skyler Gallardo ( @skylergallardo) – The Human Press

  4. Stian Kleivdal ( @stiankleivdal )- 540 Stiffy to Late Method

  5. Sven Thorgren ( @sventhorgren ) -Swedish Pow Run

  6. Clemens Millauer (@clemensmillauer ) – GoPro Max Angle

  7. Matty McCormick ( @mattymccormick) – Friendly Lawn Dart

  8. Ron Moisland ( @monsroisland ) -Austrian Jib Line


Two types – Pro/Highest Level VS. Unique/FunFormats

Pro Level / standardized formats Halfpipe/BigAir/Slope/SBX

World Cups

Dew Tour

FEB 6-9 Copper


January 23-26 Aspen 

US Open

Feb 28-29 Vail

Events Dew Tour and X-Games push these newformats in new directions

ie Knuckle Huck, Jam Format Big Air, and ModifiedSuperpipe


Mt. Baker Banked Slalom

Feb 7-9 Mt. Baker

Holy Bowly

Private days April 20-24 / Public days April 25-26

Sunshine Village, Banff, AB

Butter and Plants

December 7 

Highland Hills, MN

Tailgate Alaska
March 27 – April 5, 2020

Thompson Pass, AK





Mons Roisland 1:05:12


Ralph Kucharek1:08:21


Chad Otterstrom1:20:45


Billy Anderson1:28:18


Real Talk: This Week in Snowboarding11-18-19

Hosted by Mark Sullivan &Dustin James

Featuring Pat Moore, MaxTokanaga, Mons Roisland, Ralph Kucharek, Chad Otterstrom and BillyAnderson

Produced by MarkSullivan

Associate producer DustinJames

Art by Aaron Draplin andSarat