After spending months pouring through the annals of snowboard gossip, history and media, Yobeat has prepared the only 2012 award list that should matter to anyone. It was tough, it took one whole iChat conversation to complete. Tons of people were left out. Actual data was almost completely dismissed as dumb or not very cool. But, after so much effort, so many bad jokes and a few actual moments of awkward silence following terrible jokes at the expense of nice people, we’ve done it; we’ve created the list of lists. So fuck you other magazines, blogs and commentors with shitty opinions. This is the 2012 Yobeat Rider Awards.
Rider of the Year: Sean Genovese
The last two years really paid off, watch DWD for proof.
Readers Choice Rider of the Year: Jed Anderson
Your votes count around here people.
Real Snowboarder of the Year: Xavier de Le Rue
No one can fuck with this guy in his element.
Euro of the Year: Gigi Ruf
He was on Yobeat a lot, got some covers, started some projects and is Gigi Ruf.
Rail Rider of the Year: Jed Anderson
He’s better than anyone so we picked him for another award too.
Contest Rider of the Year: Jamie Anderson
Every bitch died in the X Games, except the non-weed smoking Jamie Anderson.
Female Rider of the Year: Leanne Pelosi
She went fastest in Rat Race, looked good in a ninja suit and made women’s snowboarding look good.
Female Badass of the Year: Desiree Melancon
Best part ever filmed by a lady? Possibly.
Rookie of the Year: Danimals & Brandon Hobush
We couldn’t tell these two scrawny weird dudes apart, so they both win.
Movie of the Year: Dinosaurs Will Die
Finally, the spirit of snowboarding is again caught on film.
Canadian Movie of the Year: Dope 3
Some Canadian told us to do this.
Comeback of the Year: Nick Dirks
Way to put down the booze long enough to film a part, Dirks!
Cutest Couple of the Year: Ben Rice & Brendan Gerard
Their heartache is real.
Best Wiener of the Year: Cory Grove
Long, sweaty and full of flavor, Cory Grove has the best wiener in the game.