2. Halldor Helgason
This year would have totally been Halldor Helgason‘s, if only for the fact that he’s already dominated pretty much everything in snowboarding for the last five. Not only did his nutty backflip from Never Not top our tricks of the season, but this fine method at the X Games big air made us fall every so slightly more eternally in love with him.
It’s yet another example of how at 23 Halldor is already at icon of shred, total not-a-fuck-given syndrome. What better way to stick it to the American Navy sponsored big air booter – one built specifically for hucking triple off – than by showing snowboarding is about more than gymnastics. That method is not only tweaked to death but it’s held for a good 2 1/2 seconds over that terrifying kicker.
Words can’t describe, so watch it again.