Hot or Not: 15 Tricks for 2014

By • Dec 23rd, 2013 • Category: Features, Latest, Random

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In order to give you some clarity into what sort of maneuvers you should be trying on your snowboarding this season, we’ve tracked down a highly qualified panel including top pros, legends, hungry ams and even a girl to break it down. Which tricks are hot and which are just, not. Of course, being snowboarders a couple of them went rogue so first a disclaimer of sorts:

Everything is cool if it’s done properly, feels good, and more importantly looks good. If you can’t handle those three requirements, it’s not cool. Also, everything goes full circle on the cool or not scale. If it wasn’t cool at some point, eventually people will get bored and find a way to make the uncool cool again. That being said, I think zeaches are cool again.- Ted Borland

OK, now for some real talk.

Pole jams

hotornotpolejams

Blake Paul: Sure
Andrew Aldridge: Hot, except for when they have 60 foot gaps in slope style contest
Todd Kirby: hot. if you can ride a pole in a tranny, that’s even better. ehyo!
Kyle Fischer: not
Erik Overson: Not
Alex Cato: I’m down, there fun as shit.(Hott)
Sean Black: NOT
Robin Van Gyn: Not
Russell Winfield: sounds like a stripper mixtape

Pillow lines

hotornotpillows

BP: Hot
AA: hot, when executed with style. Example: Wyatt Stasinos
TK: of course hot.
KF: Hot
EO: Hot
AC: your face will hurt from smiling(Hott)
SB:  HOT
RVG: HOT AS FUCK
RW: true love

Backflips

hotornotpillows

BP: Hot
AA: Hot
TK: always hot.
KF: hot
EO: always hot, but preferably wild cat style.
AC: moms dads and people who don’t actually snowboard seem to nut over these hard (Hott)
SB: WILL 4EVER B HOT
RVG: hot
RW: Damien Sanders

One footers

hotornotonefoot

BP: If you’re the right guy
AA: Hot if you are Scott Stevens or Shaun Palmer
TK: unless your scott stevens Not.
KF: hot
EO: Scotty Stevens HOT, Scotty vine not.
AC: if done by the right person (Hott)
SB: HOT…DYLAN THOMPSON IS EVEN DOIN EM
RVG: Not
RW: Terje, Palmer, bode, Scott

Redirects

hotornotredirect

BP: Sure
AA: Hot
TK: Ill save my knees- No Thanks.
KF: only big ass gnarly ones
EO: hot
AC: you can only slam into a wall so many times before you hate your life (not)
SB: NOT
RVG: HOt
RW: sometime you gotta do it

Zeaches

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BP: Not
AA: Hot 2 years ago, so Not
TK: Not.
KF: unavoidable
EO: not
AC: we’re all trying to copy skateboarding anyway (Hott)
RVG:  NOT
RW: whatever
Ted Borland: Hot

Double corks

hotornotdubs

BP: Ugh
AA: Not
TK: Nobody cares that you can do every double in Breck’s park lane. Not. Backcountry is a different story. Hot.
KF: not
EO: hot, especially in pow.
Jon Overson: hot, but you have to learn your flat spins first.
AC: I hear it’s all about three flips now (insert Shaka) (not)
SB: HOT…ITS AN OLYMPIC YEAR
RVG:  Not
RW:  shrednastics

Handplants

hotornotpillows

BP: Hot
AA: Hot
TK: Always Hot.
KF: hot
EO: HOT
AC: what’s not to love? (Hott)
RVG: Not

Laybacks/Hand drags

hotornotlaybacks

 

BP: If you’re the right person
AA: Hot when Rav does them
TK: In a creative way, Hot.
EO: hot at first, but now over killed, and not.
AC: shake what your mother gave you (Hott)
SB: HOT
RVG: Hot
RW: surf the earth

Tripods

hotornottripod

BP: If you’re Mike Rav
AA: so hot
Todd Kirby: haha nope.
Kyle Fischer: in pow hot in the park not
Erik Overson: not
Alex Cato:  I could easily never see one again (not)
SB: NOT
RVG: Hot
RW: 1985

Front blunt same way

hotornotfrontblunt

 

BP: Uhh
AA: Front blunt same way, aka the “2006″: Hot
TK: NOT.
KF: not
EO: not
AC: Front blunt same ways: that shit use to be trending, midaswel bring it back(hot)
SB: HASNT BEEN HOT SINCE 2003
RVG: Not
RW: isn’t it really just a tail slide?

Pretzels

hotornotpolejams

 

BP: Sure
AA: Hot… not many people can do them well
TK: NOT
KF: proper ones are hot half ass ones are not
EO: hot, especially front lip pretzel
AC: I’ve done so many of these I’m not allowed to do them any more (not)
SB: HOT. FUCK FRONT BLUNT PRETZELS THOUGH. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WHO CAN DO IT WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A JACKASS.
RVG: Not
RW: shredarina

450 in or out

hotornot450

BP: Uhh
AA: 450 in: Dan Brisse, 450 out: Any rail rider can front blunt 450 out. Any other form is impressive.
TK: Not, save it for the park.
KF: not
EO: not
AC: If your looking for a spin cycle you can sit on your washer(not)
SB:  HOT
RVG: Not

Under flips

hotornotpolejams

BP: Sure
AA: Your not-so-good friend’s claim to fame. Not hot
TK: Not.
KF: Hot
EO: can be hot, but usually not.
AC: it pleasures me to watch Oliver Dixon do these (hot)
SB: HOT
RVG: Hot
RW: gettin dippy wid it

Frontside rodeos

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BP: Sure
AA: so hot
Todd Kirby: If you can do a fs spin of your toes and make them look stylish. Hell Yes! One of my favorite tricks. But too many kids make them look stupid.
KF: not
EO: Mitch Kirby’s are hot.
AC: never done one never will (not)
SB: HOT
RVG: Hot
Russell Winfield: Pete.

 

 

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28 thoughts on “Hot or Not: 15 Tricks for 2014

      1. He$h

        There was one there and it was a backside rodeo and the underflip is frontside so you correcting me isn’t even correct for what I said. They definitely took the GIF out. Learn yer tricks ya turd.

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  1. boom

    so i should be doing what other people thinks is hot? i thought snowboarding was all about doing whatever the fuck you want to do. wait I’m on yobeat… nevermind.

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  2. Wack Shit

    Deciding what is and isn’t cool to do in snowboarding is the only thing here that isn’t hot. Do what the fuck you want, have fun, and don’t give a shit what trendy people think about you.

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    1. Jerm

      The fact that you think yobeat is deciding for snowboarders what is and what isn’t cool means you don’t get it. They polled a couple mildly relevant people and asked their opinions. In no way is this telling anyone this is how you need to snowboard. TL:DR You’re an idiot

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  3. merrychristmas

    Do whatever you want snowboarding. Who cares what people think are cool or too-cool snowboarders have to say about it. Here’s a better one:

    Blake Paul: Very cool
    Andrew Aldridge: The coolest
    Todd Kirby: Not cool
    Kyle Fischer: Cool
    Erik Overson: ?
    Alex Cato: Cool
    Sean Black: Will never be cool.
    Robin Van Gyn: Who?
    Russell Winfield: Cool.

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  4. free gucci

    1 footers, handplants, and backflips are “hot” but 450s, blunt 270s, and pretzels are not? haha.. thats funny

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  5. TROOF

    SLOWLY, CERTAINLY, AND DILIGENTLY, ONE MUST SEEK TO ACTUALLY MANIFEST THEIR OWN PROJECTION OF STYLE, RIDING UPON SNOWPACK IN VARIOUS UNIQUE DIRECTIONS.

    PIE CHARTS ARE WACK. NAME GAMING IS WACK. EXPENSIVE LIFT TICKETS ARE WACK.

    THE ONLY THING THAT TRULY MATTERS IS BEING SUPER COOL TO OTHERS AND STAY THRIVING BY LIVING WELL.

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