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Chris Sörman

Chris Sörman had a dream season back in 2005, when he backed up his victory at the Burton European Open with numerous other top three finishes. At the 2007 Winter Jam, he won the Best Swede in Snowboarding award, taking second place overall the following year. The Pirate crew video, Lubedence, which captured Sörman pulling off an incredible 12 off his favourite Jon Olsson Kicker, helped to raise his profile even further.

At the 2008 Red Bull Gap Session, Sörman was successful in winning awards for Longest Air Time an Best Overall Performance. This saw him conquering the 65 foot high jump, whilst achieving an incredible 2.81 second airtime with a frontside 10. He also won Best Trick of the day at the 4th Annual Icer Air event,

Born in Jönköping, Sweden, on the 21st May 1985, Sörman has been riding since the age of 9. His parents helped him to pursue his passion for snowboarding when he was young with, amongst other things, a 1000 km round trip to his nearest halfpipe. Cutting a frustrated figure in his youth, Sörman has now learned to accept defeat graciously, as well as, possibly more importantly, to win.

He can ride in either stance, but tends to prefer regular. His sponsors include – Junkyard.com, Absolut Park, Burton and Neff and Gloryfy. He is renowned for a smooth and sturdy style, which is complimented by his ability to pull off big tricks. Sörman has recently decided to limit the amount of movies he is involved in and instead focus on learning new tricks and progressing his boarding.


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