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#YoTop5: Preseason Bangers and Leftover Heat That Made Stu Say SORAY!

Awrite! Stu Innes here to name the sickest tricks ye may have missed over the past few weeks. First off, I’d like to say thanks ye for all the submissions! It’s been sick seeing all the preseason bangers and the left-over heat from last season, but there can only be 5 6 tricks featured per post and here are the ones that really made me say “SORAY” this time around! 

Number 1: Adam Nicks 

Stu Says: Adam Nicks may be part of the Yobeat Intern Squad, but I don’t discriminate. Plus a Swivel front 3 in is cool, but swivel front 3 in on a DFDF is waaay sick. Props man, just shows how good you get on rails when you ride in the Midwest preseason.

Number 3: Benny Milam

Lil twister from today @skiwildmtn

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Benny “hands-down steeze” Milam with the “Little Twister” aka a nollie-back-tail-sameway-to-swap-to-50-pretzel-1.  I’m pretty sure this is an NBD. I’ve personally only seen Halldor Helgason do the first bit – so to then pretzel is mad – especially considering how short the second bit of the rail is. But what’s properly messed up is it looks like it’s his warm up run. Ye don’t move Benny, how? Tell us how!? And please do it pretzel-3 next (if you haven’t already.)

Number 3: Luke Zajac

🎥 @nicholas_irwin 🎯💧 very lit tonight

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STU SAYS: Luke Zajac is probably gonna be another name that crops up a lot on here. This round alone he had 2 tricks that I really wanted to mention. Firstly for his front board pop up from the flat to the last down pret 2 on the 4 kink at Trolhaugen, and secondly for this back 1 transfer pretzel 3. Everyone who knows anything knows that back 1 pret 3 is really hard but to do, so to do it with a transfer inbetween is just insane! And of course he makes both look easy. He’s a Gahd damn child prodigy.

And now that we’ve got the Midwest kids out the way…

Number 4: Flo Cornelius

NewNew #primetubesessions 🎥: @stevekueberl

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STU SAYS: Whilst everyone else around Innsbruck was at Stubai Prime Sessions queue-ing (that’s standing in line for you Americans), Flo Cornelius was doing NBD’s at the “Prime Tube Sessions.” I’ve seen front-board-pretzel-3-swaps but never back-board-pretzel-3-swap. Ye killing the skier game, Flo!

Number 5-  Tie: Kyle Mack and Jake Simpson

STU SAYS: Those of you that follow @Yobeat on Insta will know that I put the last trick down to a vote, pitting Euroland against Americaland. On one side we had Kyle Mack, making the almost-impossible look easy. Front-board-same-way-swap-pretzel-2. Having spent weeks and weeks learning these, I’ll tell ya, they are definitely NOT easy. On the other side of the pond we have my Welsh-born-French-resident-friend Jake Simpson with the most proper back-4-bring-back and a very hyped crew. Voting was kinda hard to tally up as a bunch of people voted on the clip order, not the instructions in the caption (SORAY! We’ll try to make it easier to understand for those of you who can’t read more than emojis next time) but both videos got a ton of votes so ye! They both win! Watch em and prepare to be dazzled.

If ye wanna submit your own trick ye have two ways. Email the links directly to (Soray at Yobeat dot com) or tag em #yotop5 on instagram. Guid cheerio the nou!

 

Luke Zajac 2015-2016

This is what happens when you combine pure natural talent with the magic of Trollhaugen.

Luke Zajac 16 ounces

If you like the song, follow drelli on Soundcloud.

Luke Zajac 14/15

He’s former People’s Court grand champion, and the Catfish calls him the Chosen one. Somebody scoop him up quick, before he goes through puberty or discovers girls. JK, looks like Burton already did.

Update: Now with tolerable song!

Wild Mountain Weekends #5

Not only can Benny Milam do every rail trick, but now he can double cork. Was this the first double cork ever filmed in SD?

Riders: Luke Zajac, Benny Milam, Gavin Matson, Sam Stillman and Garrett Mckenzie

Luke Zajac 2014

The young Troll prodigy, Luke Zajac, establishes dominance over the rail game with his season edit. The youngster even left two and half minutes of black screen at the end of his edit so you can process what just went down.

Luke Zajac’s Season Edit

Trollhaugen’s newest sensation is good, real good. Did we mention he’s 12? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: god damn tow ropes.

Meet Your People’s Court Champ: Luke Zajac

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Local celebrity status. Insta: @vincheesel

The People’s Court Champions battle wrapped up this week and after a heated battle that came down to the last minutes and a 10-vote margin, 12-year-old Luke Zajac from Scandia, MN was crowned the victor. Already a star in the heart of his friends and family, Luke is definitely one to watch in the future. And for his boarding and social networking skills, he will be hooked up with Arnette goods for the next year. We caught up with him to ask some pressing questions.

Yobeat: How did you get so good so young?

Luke Zajac: I tried the tricks that the people who I look up to were doing

Who might that be?

People who I ride with — Tony Wagner, Logan Herber, Kyle Kennedy and everyone else I ride with!

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Trollhaugen poster boy. Or web banner star. Whatever.

Seems like the Midwest is turning out pros like crazy these days. Anyone semi-famous you look up to?

Yes! Jesse Paul, Austin Young, Jordan Daniels, Colin Wilson and Cullen Bernklau.

Alright, personal question. How tall are you? Do you think being small helps you snowboard? What’s gonna happen if you hit puberty and get tall?

I’m 5’1″ and falling probably doesn’t hurt as bad. I don’t know about that last part!

So.. do you think riding for Arnette will get you more babes?

There’s a possibility on that one!

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Front board through the kinks. Photo: Cole Haseman

Are you riding for anyone else?

Nope, but I get hooked up by Nitro and Neff sometimes!

So, you live in Minnesota but ride at Troll, which is technically in Wisconsin. Given the recent Wisconsin drama on the site, wanna set the record straight. What do you like about riding at Trollhaugen?

The rail riding is amazing. the park crew is doing a great job at making all types of rails and all of my friends are there so its the place I like to be!

Awesome. Anyone else you’d like to give a shout out to or thank?

All of the people who support me and voted for me and the people who have made me have a great season that I rode with.