Riders Poll 15: Men’s Rookie Of The Year

Ayumu Hirano

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Ayumu Hirano. 2013 Burton US Open. Photo: Aaron Blatt

The way Ayumu took to the contests last season—getting 2nd at the US Open and the X Games—makes you think he’ll be around for a while and push the U-Ditch to new heights. Not many riders can say their backside air is higher than they are older (14 years old last season during the Open, 19-foot airs).