[splitpost intro="true" position="both"]If you watched any of the Mt. Hood edits this summer, you'll know that A LOT of crazy tricks went down. From one-foot Scott Stevens insanity to super tech rail tricks to stunts involving hacksaws, inflatables and footballs, Mt. Hood is a breeding ground for creative snowboarding.
We sat through the literally tens of the 2014 Mt. Hood edits and pulled together a collection of what we think are the 30 wildest tricks of the summer.
Click through for the first 15 tricks, presented in chronological order in both GIF and video form:
[part title="Jeff Hopkins' Sidehit Backside 900 - Windells 2014 Session 1"]
Doing a backside 900 is hard enough on a decent sized kicker, but off a sidehit? Here's Jeff Hopkins redefining spin to win.
[part title="Rail Train - High Cascade Session 1"]
Snowboard trains with your mates rule, and this one from the Lick The Cat dudes was the perfect way to kick off what are undoubtedly some of the best edits to come out of High Cascade to date.
[part title="Sage Kotsenburg's Football Header - High Cascade Session 1"]
High Cascade Session 1 went down during the early stages of the football World Cup in Brazil. Being the celebrated American sportsperson that he is, Sage Kotsenburg showed he's also down with other current major sporting events with this fitting nod to the soccer. Sadly, the footaball wasn't made of bacon.
[part title="Spencer Schubert's Backside 270 On 450 Off - High Cascade Session 1"]
As you'll soon find out, Spencer Schubert features HEAVILY in this collection of tricks. Always a standout in the Hood edits, here's a back 270 on, 450 out from the pink-hatted magician.
[part title="Max Warbington's Handplant Bounce 270 Out - High Cascade Session 1"]
Max Warbington's another Lick The Cat dude who had more creative tricks than we could count on two hands. Check this ultra rad handplant 270 out variation.
[part title="Christian Sparks' BIG Hardway Cab 270 On - High Cascade Session 1"]
Christian Sparks made a lot of heads turn this summer with his technical, powerful riding. Check this massive hardway cab 270 which claimed the ender slot in the first High Cascade edit.
[part title="Will Smith's Bs 180 On Revert Switch Bs 270 to Regs - Windells Session 2"]
For a dude from England where there is basically zero natural snow, Will Smith has got mad rail skills. Here he is with a crazy tech bs 180-on revert switch back 2 to regs combo. Hammer!
[part title="Cole Navin's One Foot Boardslide - High Cascade Session 2"]
Cole Navin channeled his inner Scott Stevens with this tricky-looking one foot boardslide.
[part title="Cole Navin's 50-50 Board Tap to 50-50 - High Cascade Session 2"]
He also wedged a board between the Trollhaugen step down rail before 50-50 ing it...
[part title="Jed Anderson's Switch Backside 270 to Regs - High Cascade Session 2"]
Jed Anderson needs little introduction and is still a level 10 boss. Here he is stomping an authoritative switch back 2 to regs.
[part title="Matt Chase's Boardslide Backflip Boardslide - Windells Session 3"]
Matt Chase is another young dude and Windells coach who has been making waves at Hood this year. Sure, we've seen plenty of backflip to boardslides before but this one was particularly hefty!
[part title="Mike Rav's Scorpion Plant? - High Cascade Session 3"]
[part title="Louie Vito's Handplant to Double Cork - High Cascade Session 3"]
Double corks are a dime a dozen in the pipe these days, but maintaining speed from a handplant on the backside wall and going straight into a frontside double? Pretty next level actually.
[part title="Oliver Dixon's Inverted One Foot 540, Thingy - High Cascade Session 3"]
Riding with only one foot in scares us. Never mind going upside down one-footed, where the chances of getting your knees in a twist are multiplied infinitely...
[part title="Jesse Paul's Creative Line - Windells Session 4"]
It's so sick to see riders take a different appraoch to riding rails rather than just going straight at 'em. Jesse Paul takes an extra creative line here for this back lip.
Stay tuned for part 2 of 'The 30 Craziest Tricks from Mt. Hood 2014 dropping next week.