DC drop another hammer of a full part in their This Is Snowboarding web series, this time featuring Torstein Horgmo. And it is awesome.
Following on from Iikka Backstrom, Devun Walsh and Kimmy Fasani, Torstein Horgmo is the latest recipient of a DC Snowboards full part web spot. Most of this is cribbed from his section in Standard Films' The Storming and a better collection of next level, progressive riding from the streets, to the parks, to the BC, you'd be hard pressed to find.
When it comes to style, Horgmo's hang-dog approach is hard to fault and as for raising the bar, well, how many variations on the double dipper did you manage to count in there? All mixed in with your basics - cab 9s, front 7s and the like. Yeah, our basics are Tindys. Go figure.
Ok, so the much talked about triple cork is not in there - you can watch Torstein stomp the triple cork here if you're Jonesing to re-live it, or you can even replay what Torstein himself admitted was a botched effort at one at the recent X Games. One that nevertheless won him the Big Air crown.
But of course there still a few simple, smooth old school tricks to keep the purists stoked - there's even a Method for chrissakes! It was interesting to hear him talk about where snowboarding's at with all this crazy progression when we chatted to him about the triple last autumn. We put it to him that "6 or so years ago it was all about having the four 9s, now It seems you ain’t nobody unless you’ve got a couple doubles on lock…"
To which Torstein replied: "Thats just for contests man. Personally I think a switch back 12 is way harder than any double cork. Yet I think 3s and 5s feels way better, it’s all about style. Then again, jumps are bigger and riders are good enough to make 10s and even some 12s look good too. Heh, complicated stuff…"
So, yeah. Torstein, you da man!