There was a time not long ago when every professional snowboarder—who was healthy and not 100 percent consumed by the contest circuit—would film a video part each season. Then the internet happened. Clips were released seconds after they were landed, and many filmmakers began to stray from the traditional full part formula that snowboarding relied on for two decades.
But as much as the landscape of media distribution has changed, ultimately things have remained the same. The individual rider’s video part is still the benchmark by which snowboarders are measured, and even more recognition should be given to those who can hold onto the amount of footage required to release a full part in this instant internet era.
This year's nominees represent some of the heaviest women's segments of all-time, and in the end Robin Van Gyn took the title for her incredible full part in Full Moon Film.
For the past two seasons, Robin filmed with the Full Moon crew and produced a part that is absolutely stacked with impressive riding and unparalleled style. Van Gyn nailed big lines and stylish spins in Alaska, Whistler and beyond. Though Robin's been involved in several video projects in the past—with Standard Films, Peep Show and Runway—her full part from Full Moon is the first part nominated at Riders' Poll, and damn, was it a heater.
About Riders’ Poll: For 18 years, TransWorld SNOWboarding has polled the professional snowboarding community to find their picks for the best riders of the year. Each season, these awards are decided by the opinions of over 100 pros. While TransWorld SNOWboarding hosts the awards, the winners are truly a reflection of peer acknowledgement—the highest honor any rider can receive.