What makes a trick stylish? It’s a debate we’ve dedicated countless hours to, yet we’re still no closer to finding that magical formula. When it comes down to it, you can’t really define good style, it’s the most subjective thing in snowboarding.
But, if you REALLY wanted to define style; you could refer to the dictionary like some of us here at Onboard HQ; you could consult your own personal snowboard Gods, whoever they might be; or you could even ask one of our senior photographers, if you dare. Or you could just read this article. It would be safer and easier.
We could have split this one into five or more different posts covering all areas of snowboarding, from park to freeride, street to pipe and back to the backcountry, but good style is omnipotent, boundless and eternal, it doesn’t matter where it shines though, the important thing is that it does.
Maybe it’s just because it’s Christmas that we’re getting all ethereal in our description of style here, but style matters. Without it snowboarding would be pretty stale.
Every trick would look the same if rider’s didn’t put their own tweak, that different grab, a little poke here, a shifty there. Even the way people are built changes how they look while snowboarding. Then you can go into the realm of more personal style aspects like how long your mullet is, how tight your pants are or how tall your tee is. A rider’s personality has to shine through somehow in our opinion.
We might be getting a little too deep now, so let us begin our round up of the most stylish tricks of 2015. These are in no particular order, and style will always be subjective, so if you disagree, let us know!
Scroll on down to have your style-ometer blown out of this world.