a-z snowboarder nicknames

Nicknames are a bit of a right of passage aren't they? You can't really give yourself one and just hope it'll stick. For the majority of riders, alter ego's and AKAs are based on in-jokes and (let's be honest) indecent activities - then there are a whole bunch who've never really had a 'proper' one at all...

Which would all be fine if it wasn't for that 'Nickname' box on every rider 'bio' page and interview under the sun. What do you put there if people actually just call you your real name?

Well... we've had a look, and it turns out there's some pretty strange ones. In trying to fill our A-Z we came across a whole bunch that we're clearly just made up or poorly blagged, and far too many that were just shortened or followed the 'T-Rice' formula. To be honest most of them we hadn't even heard before.

Here are some of the 'better' ones (if you want to call them that) - be sure to help us fill in the gaps or send us some of your own if they're good enough...

n.p. We might have use a few less well known riders to get by here too...

A-B

C-D

E-G

H-L

M-P

Q-S

T-Z

[part title="A-B"]

A

Animal (Brendon Gerard)

Atcha Boi (Scott Stevens)

B

The Bird Man (Brandon Cocard)

Buff Moose (Brandon Hammid)

Brisseburger (Dan Brisse)

The Butcher (Xavier De Le Rue)

Black Mamba / Baby Hippo (Stevie Bell)

Bushparty (Brandon Hobush)

Bearclaw (Chris Beresford)

Bobdy Blumpkin (Dylan Alito)

If you're unsure on the definition of a 'blumpkin', urbandictionary.com might be able to help you out...

Brando/Lando (Mark Landvik)

[part title="C-D"]

C

Coin Coin (Gerome Mathieu) -

Gerome_Mathieu_Music_Sami_Tuoriniemi_MG_1446

Crusty Dusty (Dustin Craven)

Cobra (Nils Arviddson)

Crypod (Mark Sollors)

The Champ (Austin Smith)

D

The Don (JP Walker)

Danger Pony (Jess Kimura)

Das Goose (Angus Leith)

DCP (David Carrier-Porcheron)

Danimals (Dan Liedahl)

danimals quiksilver

Donkey (Alek Ostreng)

[part title="E-G"]

E

Ebo - Eero Niemela

Eiki - Eirikur Helgason

E-Jack (Eric Jackson)

F

Flying Tomato (Shaun White)

Although he wants to be called 'Animal'

French Vanilla (Phill Jaques)

Frog (Joe Sexton)

JP explains Joe's nickname - seems legit:

Freddy Mall (Eddie Wall)

G

Gigi (Gigi's was born Christian Ruf)

Goose (Travis Rice)

Grendys (Chris Grenier)

Griz (John Jackson)

Gunslinger (Scotty Lago)

[part title="H-L"]

H

Hibeams (Hana Beaman)

Harold (Halldor)

I

iPod (Iouri Podladchikov)

J

Jack off Jed (Jed Anderson)

Jerry (Heikki Sorsa - ESPN)

Junk Food Jake (Jake Welch)

K

Kenny Chips (Cale Zima)

The Kid (Travis Kennedy/Zach Lefter - Gremlinz)

L

LNP

Le Black (Dillon Ojo)

Lemone (Simon Chamberlain)

Lenny Powers Len Jorgensen

[part title="M-P"]

M

Mamma Hades (Laura Hadar)

mamma hades

(Markus Keller)

McLovin (Mark McMorris)

Mandreas (Andreas Wiig)

Manchild (Sage Kotsenburg)

N

Nickerdoodle (Riley Nickerson)

O

'Ol Sleepy (Scott Stevens)

P

The Palm (Shaun Palmer)

Patty Cakes / Phat Whore (Pat Moore)

Piggy Little Oinker (Hannah Teter)

[part title="Q-S"]

Q

(Q has got us beat - if you think of any, slide them our way.)

R

Random Bag Check (Billy Mackey)

S

Stompermatten (Freddi K)

Spirit Counselor (Jason Robinson)

Suave (Nic Sauve)

Sko (Spencer O'Brien)

Spenny (Spencer Schubert)

Sunshine Unicorn (Danny Larsen)

Yea, we see the resemblance... Image (left): Etnies

Sir Edward Shreddington the 3rd (Todd Richardsd)

[part title="T-Z"]

T

The Tank (Frank April)

frank the tank april

T-Rice (Travis Rice, duh)

Texas Long Balls (TJ Schneider)

The Terminator (Andy Nudds)

Toots (Sebastien Toutant)

Thunder (Roope Tonteri)

Tor/T-Mos (Torstein Horgmo)

Tan Balls (Heikki Sorsa)

Twinkle Toes (Louis Vito)

U

Uncle Cookies (Russell Winfield)

V

Veets (Louis Vito)

W

'Wolfie' (Mark Wilson)

'Wolle' (Wolfgang Nyvelt)

X

Surely there's got to be some cheesy 'X-Ray' name out there?

Y

Yernsn/Yung JOC (Johnny O'Connor)

Z

Zavod/Ziki (Matic Zavodnik)