From Torstein’s non-stop film and edit schedule and Bear’s classic weekends, to Shoot Outs, full parts, park checks, and Shaun’s golden trick evolution; 2010 raised the viewing bar in snowboarding like seldom seen before. Tricks went down, kids came up, spots got blown, and season’s got shot—all in front of our very screens and eyes.
Looking forward to 2011, we’ll be premiering more insane videos, films, and parts on TWSnow.com than ever. Upgrade that beasted dial-up connection and prepare those pupils for cornea-singeing snowboard overload. The new video decade is going to be get buck.
Alright! Without further delay, here are the ten most watched TWSnow.com videos of the year. Enjoy!
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #10
“Mammoth Mountain Video Spot Check”
Dropped on February 23rd, 2010, Tyler Flanagan stars in this Mammoth Mountain spot check video from ThirtyTwo. Over 25,000 readers watched Tyler and friends rip all over the park, sending it from top to bottom.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #9
“Sunday In The Park 2010: Episode 15”
On June 26, 2010, Episode 15 of the weekly Bear Mountain “Sunday In The Park” series lit up the homepage. Nearly 26,000 hungry summer shreds watched featured riders Ryan Paul, Sean Black, Kent Leng, Stevie Bell, Marc Frank Montoya, Zack Rawles, and Dylan Alito rip in the SoCal sun.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #8
“Torstein Horgmo Full Run At Northstar Remix”
Just a few short weeks ago, Torstein sent us his remixed full run at Northstar-at-Tahoe from Standard Films’ The Storming. In just days, it racked over 26 thousand views, and one epic message board to scroll through.Watching this, it’s no wonder homie is looking to sweep the slopestyle tours in 2011.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #7
“The First Triple Cork Ever On Video By Torstein Horgmo!”
June 8, 2010: Torstein Horgmo almost causes rolling online blackouts when footage of his jaw-dropping Triple Cork 1440 went live on TWSnow.com. Rumors of carpal tunnel swept through the office, rewinding time and again.
He’s got an Airbag, right? Um… no. But it’s a smaller jump, to learn it on? Please.
Tor stomps the first-ever Tré Cork in snowboard history, blowing the game wide open once again.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #6
“Sunday In The Park: Episode 11”
Dangggg! March 7, 2010 landed one of the best Sundays ever! Spicy hammers from your boys Chris Grenier, Chris Beresford, Scotty Stevens, and a bunch of their friends. Almost 30,000 of you checked in on the next level sh—t going down at Bear Mountain last spring.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #5
“Dylan Thompson FULL PART”
Dylan Thompson, Facebook “Likes” winner of the year? Racking up over 3,000 Likes and over 31,000 views, DT must be doing something very right. His full part from FODT’s The Arena shook the homepage on November 9, 2010, taking names all the way to the #5 spot of the year.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #4
“Saturday In The Park: Keegan And Bradshaw At Bear”
Taking a bit of time off while filming to TransWorld’s In Color, the crew slugged a few days up at Bear Mountain. March 4th, 2010 began the climb to #4 for Keegan Valaika, Chris Bradshaw, Chad Tarbell, and more, landing them 8 bazillion “Oh, SAHN!”s and just under 33,000 views.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #3
“2010 TWS Team Shoot Out Video: Rome Snowboards”
Rome Snowboards, the 2009 Team Shoot Out defending champs, returned in 2010 with something truly unique—a real “breakthrough”, if you will …
Featuring teamriders Eiki Helgason, Marie Hucal, Will Lavigne, Johnnie Paxson, and Laurent-Nicolas Paquin, and filmmakers John Cavan and Leland McNamara.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #2
“2010 TWS Team Shoot Out Winners: Salomon!”
Just shy of the holy 40,000 view mark, the 2010 Team Shoot Out video from overall winners Salomon Snowboards was a reader favorite from day one. A well-thought backstory, Grenier’s veteran acting skills, motivated night shoots, and extensive art builds supported the insane level of riding, capped off by Bode’s Rodeo Front Board 270.
Featuring teamriders Jed Anderson, Scotty Arnold, Louis-Félix Paradis, Bode Merrill, a security guard played by Chris Grenier, and filmmakers: Justin Meyer and Pierre Wikberg.
Top Ten Most Viewed Videos of 2010: #1
“Exclusive: Shaun White’s Insane New Double McTwist 12”
88,863 views. As of post time, footage of Shaun’s Gold Medal-winning double stunt has compiled more views than any other in 2010—more than double the next best, even. When this video dropped on the TWSnow.com website on January 22nd, internet hell broke loose. Olympics were in the air, double corks in the pipe were few and far between, and the redheaded one shot past the competition once again. Although, strangely enough, it was only Tweeted once. Hm…
“Shaun White busted out an insane new trick at the final Grand Prix practice under the lights at Park City tonight—a double McTwist 1260. He says, he booked it straight to Park City after the Mammoth Grand Prix and, reminiscent of last winter when he innovated several double corks in the pipe, he fixated on this new goal. He says pretty much everything came together, the sun came out, the pipe was perfect, and, ” I just looped it a couple times and it just landed itself basically.” He put down five more in a row right after that and then busted it out for everyone to see tonight. He says the trick to the trick is that, ‘You’ve gotta know right at that right moment to pull back after the first McTwist.’ Got it?”—Full Text From The Original Post
And the rest, as they say, is His Story.