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Eiki Helgason – Behind the 2012 OAKLEY Team Shoot Out Cover

Snowboard topsheets are meant repel snow so they’re not exactly the most grippy surfaces. It took Eiki Helgason four days of slipping out and slamming hard before he landed this kickflip/pressure flip/what-ever-you-want-to-call-it. On one of the worst bails the board landed base up and Eiki nearly sliced his face on the edge. Thanks to the moral and snow grooming support from of the rest of the Oakley Team Shoot Out crew, Eero Ettala, Stale Sandbech, Erik Botner and Marie-France Roy, he rode out on top.

Riders
Eero Ettala, Stale Sandbech, Eiki Helgason, Erik Botner, Marie-France Roy
Photographer
Andy Wright
Filmers
Joonas Kenttämies, Johannes Brenning, Sean Aaron
Location
Squaw Valley, California