[part title=”Eiki Helgason vs. Jaeger Bailey”]
It always amazes me how we constantly see new spots from the Helgasons. I mean, sure, everyone knows Iceland has a bunch of sick street spots but it’s got a population of like 300,000. How many perfect handrails does a little(ish) island in the middle of the Atlantic need? Anyway, everyone knows Eiki kills it and there’s some super creative, tech stuff in his part. We thought the 360 flip thing was crazy enough and then he went and did a double frontflip by practically jamming his nose into a massive column…
Jaeger Bailey is a super cool kid and his breed of extra creative, stunt based snowboarding alongside tech stuff like back lips through harsh-as-shit kink rails is pretty exciting to watch. You can definitely see the Scott Stevens influence in his riding and props to him for trying to do original stuff with his snowboard.
Although Jaeger’s first ever Real Snow part is a super solid one, we think that Eiki’s tops it this time around.
Caught your breath yet? We’re putting it out there that the riding in these parts is some of the most mind blowing we’ve ever seen. They should totally film twice as many of these and make a full movie or something because it’s rare to see so many hammers of this quality thrown in such a short space of time. Utter, utter madness. Anyways, we think this thing is gonna come down to two (perhaps three) parts: Bode Merrill and/or Frank April, Louif Paradis and maybe Dan Brisse.
To be fair though, every damn one of these dudes should give themselves a pat on the back and go sit down for a while.