Best Trick: @leila_iwabuchi (JPN), Front Triple 1260
Best Style: @mia_brookes (GBR)
Ruler Of The Week: @mia_brookes (GBR)
Best Trick: @hiroto_ogiwara (JPN), Backside 2160 Indy Tailbone
Best Style: @lukewinkelmann (USA)
Ruler Of The Week: @valentinoguseli (AUS)
Big Spins & Bigger Style: Snowboarding Takes Over
Snowboarders made an indelible mark on the 2022 Nines. Japanese rider Reira Iwabuchi joined her countryman Hiroto Ogiwara in the “world’s first” club with her own never-been-done trick, a frontside triple 1260, while other established and up-and-coming riders like Valentino Guseli (AUS), Judd Henkes (USA), Luke Winkelmann (USA) and 15-year-old Mia Brookes (GBR) strengthened their claims to stardom with standout performances. Even skiers got on the action, with Olympic Big Air gold medalist Birk Ruud (NOR) swapping his skis for a snowboard to land a backside triple 1440.