06/11/2013 | by Nina Zietman | 2 comments
In snowboarding style is everything right? Even more than what tricks they can pull, it’s the way someonecharges down a Alaskan face or floats a method ultimately defines them as a rider. And those with the best style are enshrined in snowboarding folklore. Even with all the double/triple cork madness going on these days, the internet community can still get just as fired up over new footage of Gigi Rüf steezing out a trademark front 360 than it does with any new upside-downy variation.
There’s a case to argue that style evolves the quickest and holds the most importance in the jibbing sphere. After all, most rails are a lot smaller than your average park booter so what you do with the space is a lot more apparent. Plus there’s arguably more room to progress and add individual nuances; style can also mean how someone chooses to approach a feature. Anyway, I’ve come up with a list of what I consider to be some of the ten best styles in jibbing, but I’ve deliberately left out some of the big names to try and show you guys something different. Of course Halldor Helgason, Scott Stevens and Ethan Deiss are all up there, but these guys all have something special and that deserves to be shared. Check them out, it’s guaranteed to brighten your day.