What do you get when you take 5 of the ballsiest, most rubber-kneed, videogame imitating street snowboarders on the planet and get them to jump off the craziest shit for a gold medal? X Games Real Snow, duh.
The contest, which challenges a a select group of riders to film a 90 second video part which is then voted on by the riders themselves, plus the filmers, to determine a winner, has been going on for a good few seasons now, and always brings some of the darned heaviest snowboarding we see all year. These guys are freaks by their very nature but we guess they really are willing to risk life and limb for an X Games gold medal.
This year, the rider list is as stacked as ever, with Chris Grenier and Sebastien Toutant joining the contest alongside veterans Jeremy Jones, Dan Brisse and Dylan Thompson.
Hit NEXT below to check out all five of this year’s X Games Real Snow videos, or jump to a specific rider below:
Thanks to ESPN’s shitty player, be sure to pause each video before moving to the next: