It was almost five years ago that Ozzy Henning’s proper 270 off a Park City jump (along with all the rest of his equally fiery park footage in said edit) turned the collective heads the internet-savvy snowboarding population. For many outside of the Wasatch, it was the first time they had heard of this Utah-raised snowboarder and since then, Ozzy’s name has become synonymous with a powerful and overtly natural kind of riding made up of equal parts skill and style. It was his breed of boarding on any terrain that prompted Bode Merrill to invite Ozzy to join the tightly knit crew for Reckless Abandon. Bode’s movie, a collaboration with director Jon Ray is a film that highlights the individual talents of five riders via the confluence of their snowboarding. This is to say that the strength of Reckless‘ group is due to the abilities of the individuals and by this measure, Ozzy was an easy addition to make. From spot to spot, Ozzy’s prowess was paramount and now, you can watch his clips in their entirety in his full part.
Bode Merrill is one of the world’s best all-around snowboarders and “Reckless Abandon” is a film chronicling his winter-long quest to film a full-length snowboard movie centered around him. Featuring Bode and a hand-selected roster chosen by him, “Reckless Abandon” follows Bode, Hans Mindnich, Jesse Paul, Erik Leon and friends from the steeps of Alaska and the deep powder of Japan to the streets of Salt Lake City and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota as they search for the best terrain in the world to showcase their skills.