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501 Parts To See Before You Die – #10-14 Jussi Oksanen Retirement Special

In TB10 we got to enjoy one of our favourite intros as an American TV presenter struggled to pronounce ‘Jussi’. We also got to enjoy watching a freestyle god at the top of his game.

Jussi was not just a creature of his time, though, but a trendsetter

Once again it all kicks off with some piano tinkling, only this time it doesn’t break into dirge-like metal but the outstanding tune choice of ‘Jealousy’ by Mojo and Heman featuring Ty. Welcome to the hip hop era Standard Films, what took you so long?

We’ll forgive the zeach on 1.09 (no one even knew what the word meant back in 2002, and hell that is a massive gap!) and move on to the powder footage, which is awesome. Jussi has by now mastered the art of taking park tricks into the backcountry, to the extent that he’s even doing double hits (see the impressively quick recovery to go from cab 5 to back 7 on 1.17). The line approach is also applied to his jibbing, with a tidy switch front boardslide to backside board on 1.41, as well as the park stuff (3.07). Take note: we are well and truly into the era of the super booter.

Jussi was not just a creature of his time, though, but a trendsetter. With this in mind, look no further than the numerous corked tricks or even his piss-take suitcase jib on 1.27 that demonstrated the kind of fun spirit he and the RobotFood crew would soon unleash on the industry to game-changing effect.

All in all this is a very enjoyable way to spend three minutes of your time. We’re even treated to no less than two of Jussi’s impeccable 180s. Juicy indeed.


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