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Diamond Dirks

Nick Dirks is a Videograss ripper with a penchant for inking himself, globetrotting and a little village in the Northwest called Portland.

Updated: January 21, 2010, 11:35 AM ET
By Colin Wiseman | ESPN Action Sports

I first met Nick Dirks in a restaurant at the resort of La Parva, an hour-and-a-half into the Andes from Chile's capital city, Santiago. We were there with K2 to do a catalog shoot and he showed up a day late with no snowboard gear due to an airline mishap. Suffice to say he was feeling the effects of a night out in LA and another full day of travel -- basically, he looked, and smelled, like crap.

Within minutes we were posted up on a couch sipping a local brew and planning ...

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