Throughout his career Halldor Helgason has put his neck on the line countless times in pursuit of snowboarding mastery, and has taken more heavy hits than most.
He certainly knows a good crunch when he sees one – writing exclusively for Whitelines, Halldor breaks down his all-time favourite slams from the likes of Seb Toots, Gigi Rüf, and of course his brother Eiki…
6. My Roof Gap Slam from NoToBo
If i have to pick one slam of myself, its going to be the opener shot of our movie NoToBo.
We were doing this step-up roof gap, and I just wanted to make sure I had enough speed to at least clear the gap so we went all in with full speed on our winch. I ended up overshooting it by ten metres and pretty much landing in another wall!
I didn’t even think the wall was going to be a sketchy factor at all with this jump, but after riding it we learned the hard way that no matter what we did, that wall was super sketchy. So when I actually landed my trick I flipped out from the wall!