We already knew Dan Brisse was nuts after seeing him rewrite the roof-gap rule book in 2009’s Neverland. However, in the following season he turned everything up to 11 and rightly bagged NowHere‘s ender with this insane, high-octane part.
In the streets, the man is disgustingly talented. Just check out that switch nosepress at 0.34, or that hardway 270-on-270-off at 1.37. And he loves those building gaps – 2.42 is the work of a madman, while the final trick is as life-or-death as they come.
The part also demonstrates his powder chops, as he sails over Utah’s famous pyramid gap and does double rodeos into fresh like it’s nothing. It’s the urban stuff that makes this one special, though. Enjoy a glimpse of his patented trick for getting out of trouble with the law on street spots – he dresses as a municipal worker, hard hat and all – at 0.28.
All the while he remains one of the mellowest guys you could ever meet – one who doesn’t even rise to the ridiculousness of a Peter Line fireside chat…
Video parts are an essential component of the people that love snowboarding. As big as contests are in the moment, these are the artifacts that will survive each generation of rider and be passed down to the next as gospel.
From wearing out favourite sections on VHS, taking great pains to keep treasured DVDs scratch free to counting down the minutes to a new online release, everyone has cherished memories of their favourite era.
In keeping with ethos we present to you 501 video parts that define the length, breadth and depth of snowboarding and its special culture. From park to pipe, urban missions to powder explorations, Betamax to Youtube, Sims to Halldor – these are the parts that form the DNA of shred, miss them at your peril.