The post where we’ll squeeze a Top 5 list from the shreds and heads of the snowboarding world. GIMME Five!
Canada has produced some of the most influential snowboarders the world has seen. Here are five that demanded respect and who’s presence is still being felt today.
*I know this list could be 15 deep, easily, so call this a part 1 of more to come. Just the first names I thought of when I sat down here.
1. Mike Michalchuk – Anything you could do, he could do bigger. While the X world is just now hung up on the double cork – Michalchuck had doubles on lock in pipes half the size, well over a decade ago. He paved the way for the future progression and showed the world how big snowboarders could go.
2. Devun Walsh – The legend that can’t stop producing. He’s the reason pros from all over the world flock to the BC backcountry. Always imitated, never duplicated, snowboarding’s backcountry Boss.
3. Trevor Andrew – Trevor brought snowboarding new style and always backed it up with his riding. Film part Olympian that has been revewed in Rolling Stone. There no lack of talent here.
4. Kevin Young – On the front lines of freestyle style, the infamous KY brought easy style to the pipe, parks and backcountry. Kevin brought internationl exposure to the Canadian scene.
5. Chris Dufficy – King Duff is the most well rounded snowboarder Canada has ever seen. He can mess with the best in any terrain thrown at him. A poster boy for positivity and a true snowboarder till the end. Long live King Duff!