In order to give you some clarity into what sort of maneuvers you should be trying on your snowboarding this season, we’ve tracked down a highly qualified panel including top pros, legends, hungry ams and even a girl to break it down. Which tricks are hot and which are just, not. Of course, being snowboarders a couple of them went rogue so first a disclaimer of sorts:
Everything is cool if it’s done properly, feels good, and more importantly looks good. If you can’t handle those three requirements, it’s not cool. Also, everything goes full circle on the cool or not scale. If it wasn’t cool at some point, eventually people will get bored and find a way to make the uncool cool again. That being said, I think zeaches are cool again.- Ted Borland
OK, now for some real talk.
Blake Paul: Sure
Andrew Aldridge: Hot, except for when they have 60 foot gaps in slope style contest
Todd Kirby: hot. if you can ride a pole in a tranny, that’s even better. ehyo!
Kyle Fischer: not
Erik Overson: Not
Alex Cato: I’m down, there fun as shit.(Hott)
Sean Black: NOT
Robin Van Gyn: Not
Russell Winfield: sounds like a stripper mixtape
AA: hot, when executed with style. Example: Wyatt Stasinos
TK: of course hot.
AC: your face will hurt from smiling(Hott)
SB: Â HOT
RVG: HOT AS FUCK
RW: true love
TK: always hot.
EO: always hot, but preferably wild cat style.
AC: moms dads and people who don’t actually snowboard seem to nut over these hard (Hott)
SB: WILL 4EVER B HOT
RW: Damien Sanders
BP: If you’re the right guy
AA: Hot if you are Scott Stevens or Shaun Palmer
TK: unless your scott stevens Not.
EO: Scotty Stevens HOT, Scotty vine not.
AC: if done by the right person (Hott)
SB: HOT…DYLAN THOMPSON IS EVEN DOIN EM
RW: Terje, Palmer, bode, Scott
TK: Ill save my knees- No Thanks.
KF: only big ass gnarly ones
AC: you can only slam into a wall so many times before you hate your life (not)
RW: sometime you gotta do it
AA: Hot 2 years ago, so Not
AC: we’re all trying to copy skateboarding anyway (Hott)
RVG: Â NOT
Ted Borland: Hot
TK: Nobody cares that you can do every double in Breck’s park lane. Not. Backcountry is a different story. Hot.
EO: hot, especially in pow.
Jon Overson: hot, but you have to learn your flat spins first.
AC: I hear it’s all about three flips now (insert Shaka) (not)
SB: HOT…ITS AN OLYMPIC YEAR
RVG: Â Not
RW: Â shrednastics
TK: Always Hot.
AC: what’s not to love? (Hott)
BP: If you’re the right person
AA: Hot when Rav does them
TK: In a creative way, Hot.
EO: hot at first, but now over killed, and not.
AC: shake what your mother gave you (Hott)
RW: surf the earth
BP: If you’re Mike Rav
AA: so hot
Todd Kirby: haha nope.
Kyle Fischer: in pow hot in the park not
Erik Overson: not
Alex Cato:Â I could easily never see one again (not)
Front blunt same way
AA: Front blunt same way, aka the “2006”: Hot
AC: Front blunt same ways: that shit use to be trending, midaswel bring it back(hot)
SB: HASNT BEEN HOT SINCE 2003
RW: isn’t it really just a tail slide?
AA: Hot… not many people can do them well
KF: proper ones are hot half ass ones are not
EO: hot, especially front lip pretzel
AC: I’ve done so many of these I’m not allowed to do them any more (not)
SB: HOT. FUCK FRONT BLUNT PRETZELS THOUGH. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WHO CAN DO IT WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A JACKASS.
450 in or out
AA: 450 in: Dan Brisse, 450 out: Any rail rider can front blunt 450 out. Any other form is impressive.
TK: Not, save it for the park.
AC: If your looking for a spin cycle you can sit on your washer(not)
SB: Â HOT
AA: Your not-so-good friend’s claim to fame. Not hot
EO: can be hot, but usually not.
AC: it pleasures me to watch Oliver Dixon do these (hot)
RW: gettin dippy wid it
AA: so hot
Todd Kirby: If you can do a fs spin of your toes and make them look stylish. Hell Yes! One of my favorite tricks. But too many kids make them look stupid.
EO: Mitch Kirby’s are hot.
AC: never done one never will (not)
Russell Winfield: Pete.