Rider Parts

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

It takes a great rider to use the same song as Heath Kirchart and Jeremy Klein in their seminal Birdhouse Skateboard’s part from The End, but Queen and David Bowie’s classic Under Pressure finds a deserved second home here.

Queen and David Bowie’s classic Under Pressure finds a deserved second home here

Filmed almost ten years after any of the other videos on this list, it shows just how timeless Jussi’s style became. Clean as you like, but gnarly as hell – there are some gargantuan hits in here, spun so slowly and landed so softly it looks like he was taking side hits off the nearest green run rather than 100+ foot backcountry booters.

The first line says it all really, not just that it’s super solid but that it’s a line. Jussi was one of the riders that pioneered multiple hits in the backcountry, perhaps a glitch from his life of skateboarding seeping over into the snow. Though after a while we stopped seeing street and park features in his parts, he traded his versatility for all out amplitude, that back 180 at 1.28 being a case in point. High flying.


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