The Ten Most Hated Snowboarders of All Time

Oscar Wilde once said, “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” The riders on this list certainly don’t have to worry about that, because through bad attitudes, bad decisions, or a propensity to fuck shit up, they’ve all gained notoriety and even infamy over the years. Before you feel too bad for them though, remember the old adage, if they’re hating, you’re doing something right. So in no particular order, here are the ten most-hated riders of all time.

Lindsey Jacobellis

Why do people hate the fastest girl in snowboarding? Maybe it is because the X Games loves her so much, or because she didn’t bring home the gold at the Olympics, but either way, it really does seem like everyone enjoys a laugh at poor Lindsey’s expense. Case in point: her music video that wouldn’t go away even after it got pulled off line.

Photo: Dano Pendygrasse

Jimi Scott

If you’re too young to remember this 90 pipe jock, let’s just say you always knew Jimi Scott was dropping into the pipe when the deafening chant of “rollerskates” began. But his propensity for eight wheels is actually not what landed him on this list. Rather, it was the fact that no matter what contest it was, or his score, you could be pretty much sure Jimi would march up to the judges stand with some complaint. And no one likes a cry baby!

Russell Winfield

Watch your sisters, daughter, and even mother, cause when Russ is in town, none of them are safe, especially during the peak of his career when he had a budget and minimal responsibilities. Let’s just say, many people have regretted decisions made by him and even by themselves when they party with him, and that alone lands him near the top of this list.

Chaz Guldemond

As a genuinely nice guy, Chaz definitely gets a bad rap, but it doesn’t change the fact he got dropped by his sponsor and started riding a snowboard with an energy drink logo on it. We’re not passing judgement on this, but there’s no denying that image and seeming necessity to spin around a lot has kept him out of the cool kids club for years.

Dave England (Summit County only)

For the record, we’ve always enjoyed Dave England and his funny snowboard musings, but we have it on authority that during the 90s in Summit County, Dave was the guy you did not want showing up at your house at 2 am, or ever, for that matter. That’s probably why he ended up on a show called Jackass.

The One Life Crew

Being a girl in snowboarding has its tribulations. It is, after all, a male dominated sport. But for the all-girl crew masterminded by Chanelle Sladics it’s not really their femininity that’s the problem. It’s more that they tend to spend more time talking than snowboarding and high maintenance doesn’t even begin to sum it up.

Josh Sherman

A wise man once said “I don’t put people on the team based on ability,” and he may have been talking about Josh Sherman. Whether you dislike him for his boyish good looks or that fact he’s getting paid, or because you’ve ever been on a trip with him, Sherm was an obvious choice for this list.

Nate Bozung

In the late 90s, Nate Bozung had a promising career. Not only was he really good, but he had also been taken under the wing of the “right people.” Then one day, Nate apparently discovered drugs and most people agree he “threw it all away.” These days, Nate lives in Brooklyn, parties, and doesn’t give a fuck if you like him or not, which makes many people like him more. But there will always be that resentment from everyone who wish they could have made it, but didn’t get the chance.

As much as we hate to post this video, it is the #1 reason Jeremy is on this list.

Jeremy Jones

One word: Shuvits. Wait, maybe that’s supposed to be two words. Either way, you know what we mean.

Shaun White

Uh, duh. Lucky for him though, the fact that he’s easily the most-mocked snowboard of all time, is cushioned by his huge bank account and the adoration of preteens everywhere.

130 replies
    • why not me
      why not me says:

      TOTAL fucking HONOR ,2 be on this list !!!! … much hi-fives to all that made it

      • u-a-prick
        u-a-prick says:

        DANNY DAVIS , you gota be on this list …so much $$$$ love for doing so so so very little …. grow some more hair ass hole .

        • get it
          get it says:

          TAKE CHAZZ off list . put DANNY DAVIS ON LIST …chuck g throws down in real contests ..Danny goes for the PEACE PIPE / HACKY SACK CONTESTS . fuck snowboard models …

          • ...............?
            ...............? says:

            oh no…Danny can play guitar on the half-pipe …that makes him a SUPER LAGIT CORE BOARDER and should be in the hall of fame

          • DAMIT
            DAMIT says:

            put the “GUICH ” on the top of this list …way overplayed . GETS A PART IN [BACKCOUNTRY REAL SNOW ] X-GAMES …and rode like my mom … she iS in her late 70s ….WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ?

      • CONGRATS !
        CONGRATS ! says:

        ANY person that works for BURTON in upper management .. FUCKING OWNS every spot on this list 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 …. you took the entire top ten..

      • SHAUN #1
        SHAUN #1 says:

        if SHAUN WHITE is hated , then that’s the best thing that could ever happen to you in your entire lifetime

      • KIM
        KIM says:

        BURTONS, marketing managers ….oh my god ….MOST HATED PEOPLE IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPORT

        • FAGOTS
          FAGOTS says:


          • WTF
            WTF says:

            CHUCK G. actually throws down . what did he ever do bad .. Rice has MONSTER POSION sponsors , nobody cares .

        TRANSWORLD- SNOW says:

        I would put JACOBELLIS on my top 5 all time FAVORITE women snowboarders …easy ..! never quit ..rips … CAN BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF EVERY PERON READING THIS POST .. AND SHE IS HOT .

      • F-u
        F-u says:

        SHAUN + JACOBELIS / 2 of the all time greats .. much respect … fuck whoever wrote this fucked up story ..

    • go to hell
      go to hell says:

      TOD RICHARDS ! –getting big $ to snowboard ….big $ to b NBC announcer ,,then you go to the LOPEZ BIG WAVE SNOWBOARD contest just so you can beat out a construction worker with 4 kids to take the trophy ,,,,,FUCK U ….pigs get fat ..HOGS GET SLAUTURED ..

    • GEORGE on diet
      GEORGE on diet says:

      CHAZ and SEB TOOTS , both all class, all talent …..FUCK –WHO MADE THIS LIST

  1. Schleg
    Schleg says:

    That One Life Crew edit was the most angering edit I’ve ever seen. They did everything you shouldn’t.

  2. eric
    eric says:

    Borg made it, he’ll be stoked. Jimi Scott & Wawn Shite are by far the #1,2….everybody else is just honorable mention

  3. Chuck Schick
    Chuck Schick says:

    J2 (just because)
    Joe Curtes
    Jim Rippy
    Fabian Roher
    Axel Pauporte
    Jonas Emery
    Romain DeMarchi
    Marc Andre Tarte

  4. oh yeah
    oh yeah says:

    Great Laugh out loud article. I would have to say Josh Sherman and the One life crew win for me. Maybe with Lindsey in third. Seriously. . . . LOL! great job! Josh Sherman! what a kook! did that guy ever even do anything besides get A cover photo of the buyers guide? Video part? Interview? Contest Results? Good luck with that clothing brand. from the looks of that photo you have a greattt sense of style buddy.
    sorry to talk shit Josh, but thats what you get for being a fucking dick. watch yo self cool guy!

  5. da da da
    da da da says:

    hahahaha where the fuck is nick dirks yobeat should hate him and pat millbery should be like 2 after shaun. Best article ever though aside from chuck, hes such a nice guy!

  6. Mayhem
    Mayhem says:

    Chas is such a nice dude; I don’t think he’s hated. Maybe mocked a little bit. Jesse Csinsack should’ve made the list for sure though.

  7. enrique
    enrique says:

    How has nobody mentioned Zach Leach??? After all the zeach call-outs on this site, everyone forgot him!? Fail.

  8. Joey
    Joey says:

    As far as Chuck G getting dropped by DC….. That was DC’s loss. But it really could have been anyone. They had to do a budget cut and it was him being in the wrong place at the wrong time……

  9. Rogers
    Rogers says:

    Chaz holding up his rockstar drinks bottle and mugging to camera is the reason I hate watching snowboarding on TV.

  10. bad style
    bad style says:

    I bet Brooke would make the top 10 of most hated people in the snowboard industry. Does she even snowboard?


      LANDO , just getting tired hearing about his drinking problem …THERE are a ton of better dudes , no one has ever even herd of . and they rip / WITHOUT THE BOOZ BULL SHIT .

  11. Im totally gonna get hated on
    Im totally gonna get hated on says:

    Lidsay jacobellis is only on here cuz she pulled the worst method, i’ve seen 10 year olds backscratchers that looked better than that

  12. Bodesucks
    Bodesucks says:

    What about Bode Merrill. He is hands down the most judge mental prick in the industry, and a ass on top of that. What a prick!

    CHAS KILLS IT says:

    How can you hate on Chaz? Hes the nicest kid ever just doing what he loves and getting PAID a lot of money to do it, the snowboard industry makes me shake my head.

  14. ShredGuru
    ShredGuru says:

    Chaz should def not be on the list he’s the friendliest chillest cat around, Brooke Geery should be on the list cause she’s a hater but i guess she never did anything big enough to make it on.

    What about palmer? He’s the biggest jerk in snowboarding?


  15. yotard
    yotard says:

    Isn’t Brooke Gary the fat girl who slept with half the industry and no one listened to a decade ago that started a website? Is this hers?

    • haaaaaaaaaaa,,,,,,fuck u
      haaaaaaaaaaa,,,,,,fuck u says:

      YEA——–Shaun and CHUCKEY G ARE TERRABLE BOARDERS …bet everybody that reads YOBEAT could smoke them …

  16. vid
    vid says:

    jeremy shouldn’t be on a list because of the shuvit that looks cool. and i would call it a tail whip hahaha

  17. kay
    kay says:

    it’s either that us girls are too girly in snowboarding or that we aren’t girly enough….make up your minds gentlemen. you rag on the one life crew but then you also rag on peepshow. ladies, let’s rally a crew throw on some girly outfits and throw some stylish shit on a pow day to “hots on for nowhere.” cause i have to say girls…the music that is playing in the all girls videos isn’t cutting it.

  18. kdl
    kdl says:

    james: how about you pick up a copy of Ransack Rebellion, watch it, and see just how hard Nick Visconti kills it. And oh yeah, ian and humpy are awesome

  19. hoebeat
    hoebeat says:

    Whoever posted this article has to be the most hated of all. You need to be shut down your a pile of ass dung. i feel sorry for you for real, it must suck to be this big of a loser.

  20. IaMcOOl
    IaMcOOl says:

    Hahaha, not much to do over at Yobeat! Shit, I’ve been making fun of snowboarding longer than Brooke has been alive. What a fucking joke.

    • old portland FOOL
      old portland FOOL says:

      A–MEN . and the shit music …..saying NIGGER 1000 X IN A SONG AINT COOL ..

  21. BenR
    BenR says:

    Chas might be one of the nicest dudes in snowboarding…I would ride an energy drink snowboard if you paid me enough…as would all of the rest of you hating hypocrits. Personally? I met Mason Aguirre last summer in Govy and he came off like a total dick.

  22. whattttttttttt!
    whattttttttttt! says:

    fuck that shit you cant hate on jermey jones for that vitamin water shit, cause if thats the case then you hate travis rice to cause hes got red bull backin him? fuck off people, get a grip. if someone is gonna bank roll you to say you drink some shit, and that helps you to get out there and do the thing you love most your gonna do it. call it a sell out or whatever you want but ill take that check to go do whatever the fuck i felt like.

  23. MRKD
    MRKD says:

    To the girl complaining about guys hating on you
    Its pretty lame that a girl can do 540’s and go pro
    Step up your game if you wanna get paid to ride
    Jess Kimura is probably the only one right now whose actually gnarly

  24. kay
    kay says:

    totally agree with you MRKD. Im not complaining just stating a fact. I’m not looking to get paid to ride, i just ride to have a good time and to satisfy my need to ride every day. love riding with guys cause they push me to be better. And yeah jess is a badass, but I definately support every rider out there guy or girl that just wants to ride and have a good time no matter how cliche it may sound. To much hate in snowboarding right now! I don’t know if everyone needs to just spark up another blunt or change up the playlist to bring back mellow riding again. much love.

  25. Erin
    Erin says:

    Bozung did what he wanted, how he wanted. I wouldn’t say “he threw it all away”. He just refused to conform to what other people wanted him to be. His talents are not limited to snowboarding and I think he’s smart enough to know that a “career” in snowboarding is often short lived so he’s done what he wanted his own way. He’s resourceful enough to get what he needs. As for Josh Sherman, I don’t know him personally and I don’t care what his skill level is, but he’s way to beautiful to hate. Let’s face it, some poeple are pretty enough that they don’t need to work. Linsey’s video made me sick to my stomach…how could someone so hot be so wack??? It’s a shame. Shaun is nothing but a robot controlled by his publicists. I bet he’s pretty lonely…supposedly it’s lonely at the top

  26. Uncle Russruss
    Uncle Russruss says:

    Ummmm.. Love me or hate me.. I had to wait a bit to post here cause for once I wanted to think about that im gonna say!! Not just go no filter!

  27. Shredface
    Shredface says:

    I’m notnsure if Sherman falls into most hated category. I think he is only on Brooke geery’s most hated list.

  28. Mud Flaps
    Mud Flaps says:

    Does the Dingo even count as a snowboarder? Cause i know i sure can stand the sight of him. He looks like a shaved wombat that got shipped to Hollywood without a return address. I heard he ate a actual Mcdonalds restaurant once. If there wasn’t coke he would a folk truck just to move around.

  29. actionJackson
    actionJackson says:

    A wise man once said “I don’t put people on the team based on ability,”

    That would be a$$hat Todd Richards –winner of Milking my Career to the BITTER END.

  30. PUREhate
    PUREhate says:

    Russell who? And those hoes are like most hoes in snowboarding. Josh Sherman and Jeremy Jones bug me too.

  31. ya ya
    ya ya says:

    Dave england cool. Shouldn’t be on here. Dave hatchett can rip but sounds like a complete tosser. Arrogant and all jacked up plus he rode hard boots . Horgmo grinds me the same way Justin bieber does. As for terje..just kidding

  32. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    There are PLENTY of people who are much more hated than some of these people on the list. The only reason some people hate shaun white is because he’s rich, not because he’s a bad person. Snowboarding is FULL of dick heads

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