As arguably the most hyped competition on the snowboard circuit, it doesn’t take much for the X Games to become a scene full of extra-serious faces – which of course, nobody wants to see in snowboarding.
Halldor Helgason and Sage Kotsenburg definitely didn’t let it get to their heads in Aspen, with Halldor throwing in mock claims after each of his sketchy hits on the slopestyle course that gave both us and his fellow riders a reason to smile that day. Snowboarding doesn’t need to be serious all the time and Halldor knows it.
Sage also kept it real on the course, with a full circle carve in the middle of his run, layback 5-0s and other super sick creative stuff. Who knew back then that his creative greatness was soon to be rewarded on a whole other level?