“To tell you the truth, I always thought of a one-footer as a type of ‘circus-trick,’ the kind of thing you do when you’re trying to impress your buddies or the judges at a big-air competition,” says original gangster one-footer Josh Dirksen. “But more recently, I think they have become a huge part of snowboarding. I mean, how could you not love Nicolas Muller’s backside-seven one-footed chicken wing? It’s definitely a big step up from your average ‘circus trick.'”
And the photos that found their way to TransWorld this year are further proof that the one-footer isn’t as wacky as once thought.
“It makes basic tricks more fun,” says Heikki Sorsa. “One-footers are pretty hard, but just so fun.”
One-foot fanatic Tadashi Fuse agrees, adding, “It expands the fun I can have.”
“Just go out and try it, but be careful,” says Stephan Maurer. “Start small and take it easy, and I promise you will have fun like it was your first day riding.”-L.G.
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