[Jesse Paul made swivels cool again with this beast at The Loon Project. Video courtesy of Scott Stevens and his wonderful Instagram.]
Last winter Jesse Paul’s Jedi rail skills blew our minds. When we saw him rotate a nose press a full 360 degrees and then carry on nose pressing a very large part of our snowboarding brain vanished as we knew we would had just watched the unobtainable, again. So while our mushy brains and bruised egos were taking time out to recover from all that rail jibbery ridiculousness we thought about how many times this has happened before. The rail tricks that we didn’t think were possible; all the combos that were put together to make a trick entirely new; all the presses that went that little bit deeper than before; all the transfers that seemed a little too far; and all the fads that have come and gone over the last few years.
In this era of internet based snowboarding it’s pretty hard to keep up and long and short term memory has never been a strength of even the most straight edged snowboarder, but for us, these are the ones that we just can’t forget when we saw them first. We’ll let you be the judge of which ones have stood the test of time, which have never been done again, and which got played out faster than your favourite Michael Jackson vinyl.
Scroll on down to see the tricks, but beware. Your brain might melt too. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.