No matter what astrologists, tea leaves and Chinese biscuits might say, predicting the future is never easy – and that’s as true of snowboarding as anything else.
The past year was full of stuff that not even Mystic Meg saw coming; who could have guessed that there’d be a quad arms race, that Shaun White would make a comeback, or that floppy wizard hats would be the barnet of choice?
It’s always fun to have a guess at what’ll be big in the coming year, and last year we actually got one of them right; pyjama bottoms in park edits was an actual thing in 2015 – a terrible, terrible thing.
Frankly, anything’s possible – and with that in mind, here’s what we might see in the year to come:
#1. Max Parrot Training At NASA
After being narrowly pipped to the post in the race for the four-dip by our own Billy Morgan, we fully expect Max Parrot to step things up in 2016. Anyone who saw him win the Beijing Air & Style with flawless triples knows that he’s already on a mission – but why would he stop there?
With the right call to the right people, Max could reach a new level of spinny-flippy mastery by jumping in the centrifuge at the Ames Research Facility in California and really feeling those G’s.
Yes, he’s Canadian, but until someone cracks the process for converting maple syrup into high-combustion biofuel, we assume he’ll be better off over the border.