03/09/2010 | by Tom Copsey
The second day of our Riders of the 00s Week sees three more legends in the video throwback spotlight.
Turn back the clock and check out some of these slayer’s greatest hits…
91 Words for Snow Ending
Though he made his name shooting with Standard and cemented his place in snowboarding history with his parts in the Robot Food Trilogy, it’s arguably after this period that David really took off. With his Blank Paper Studios production company he produced two of the most innovative shred flicks, lead the double cork charge and experimented with new kicker designs to elevate the sport. Here’s the ender from 91 Words, with Benedek and the boys. First ever pipe double?
David, along with erstwhile compatriot Christoph Weber, built a monster wedge geared towards progression in Garmisch, invited snowboarding’s most progressive riders to throw down, and then won himself the best trick award. Nice work.
The same year, Benedek pushed the boat way the hell out at what was perhaps his finest display of technical snowboarding. Rumour has it that he spanked his head so hard the boys had to give him a sheet of paper with the answers to all the questions he kept asking over and over. “You’re in Cauterets. You knocked yourself out. Your girlfriend’s name is…”
Chunky Knit were pretty much the first all-girls film crew out there and Kjersti bagged parts in all of ‘em. This one in Transfer sees her having it at The Arctic Challenge, taking on park wedges, jibs and backcountry hits with the infamous Buaas style.
That’s My Name Roxy Podcast
If there’s one clip that sums up Kjersti it’s this – some heavy riding mixed to her own hype-box. And although in real life she’s not dating herself, she does love to rap battle. Funny girl.
TB10: Optigrab Part
Jussi was almost guaranteed openers or enders at the start of the decade. Regular or switch, downtown or backcountry, Jussi dominated. Look out for what we believe to be the first switch back 10 on video near the start.
Follow Me Around Part
Sending it loooong off bigger wedges, natural hits and even the odd freeride line, Jussi’s part in MDP’s classic also has the first ever switch back 10 into powder at the end. Plus you get to check Heikki’s part at the start. Woohaa!
Picture This Part
2008′s MDP effort is memorable for his all-out pow attack and that fuck-off step-down Jake Blauvelt would overshoot the same season.