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Top 50 Snowboarders To Watch This Year

 

Halldor Helgason has to be one of the most entertaining snowboarders around. He’s also, despite being just 22 one of the best known. A phenomenally talented rider (who won the X Games big air with a perfect score back in 2010) his currency has been further increased by the blog he and his brother Eiki set up, Helgasons.com, and their eyebrow raising antics. These have helped make the pair of them, but Halldor in particular, massive stars on both sides of the Atlantic.

It helps of course that he’s prolific too. Already this year we’ve seen a hell of a mini-movie from Keystone (including the infamous Lobster flip at 5.48) and the entertaining triple jerk-off backflip attempts. Off the hill he and Eiki have capitalised on their reputations, helping to found no fewer than four brands (Lobster, Switchback, Hoppipolla and 7-9-13) and start their own film company. Despite the fact that he tends to focus on filming these days (and we’ll sure he’ll have a killer part once again this winter) we’re pretty sure Halldor will also be heading to Sochi to compete in slopestyle. If he does, we’re predicting he’ll have a Heikki Sorsa moment, doing something slightly mental that’ll stick in people’s heads long after the memory of the medals has faded. Watch Halldor’s (almost) quad backie and Sorsa’s 2002 run below, see if you get what we mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRTWFssmCyM http://mpora.com/videos/AAddtfi1pecp

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