Born Franklin Robert Knab on August 23, 1991 to Bob and Fran Knab of Getzville, NY, young Frank didn’t give his parents much time to prepare for what would soon become his lifelong addiction to shredding. By age 3 Bob recounts, Frank was making the weekend trips to Holiday Valley, where they would lap the School Haus chair until Frank was tired, then drop him off at the daycare facility so they could finish their day. By age 6, Frank was interested in becoming a snowboarder, which as Bob chuckles, “was a pain in the butt” as there weren’t many options out there for groms of Frank’s size at the time. By 9 years of age, Frank was no longer skiing at all, solely focusing on snowboarding. Unbeknownst to all, the groundwork had been laid for Frank to begin to stand out locally in the shred community.