31/12/2013 | by Chris Moran | 7 comments
In the early 2000s (remember, back when peaked beanies were the shit?) Robot Food released a trilogy of films that pretty much revolutionised the concept of what was cool in snowboarding. Afterbang was the first of these, and Jussi Oksanen, a core member of the crew, had one of the standout parts.
In an era when most films featured gangster rap or hardcore punk on the soundtrack, Robot Food opted for cheesy 80s tunes (this track is by 80s New Wave band Cars) or bubblegum euro-pop. The movies would feature mini-shred sections and shots of riders just dicking around on their boards as well as stomping the marquee tricks of the day.
But it’s not just the style of the film that earns Jussi’s part a place on this list. This is one of the parts that made his name, with its combination of massive steezy spins and his signature move, the butter in. It’s no exaggeration to say that at one time, every seasonaire in the alps – and in fact, every kid on a snowboard everywhere – was desperately working to perfect those.