Tricks come in waves. First the influential pros or hard-charging ams bust 'em out. Or maybe some harebrained variation of an old one is born in the mind of a random shred-dog like you. Tricks seem to mutate or evolve into new states of being—and the new stunts seem to roll in waves of popularity. Remember all the “stalls” in 2007, the wallrides? Well, 2008 had it’s share of popular tricks and silly stunts. Here’s a ten-pack of the hot ones. Sure there are others, there are probably cooler or more legit ones out there in the world. The point is, here are the ones we thought fit that bill as the “stunts” of 2008.


1. One Footers

Takaharu Nakai in Japan. Photo: Dice-K

2. Tree Bonks

Whatchu got?

3. Tap-outs

B-Shaw, tapping the rail on the way out. ba-donk. No biggy.

4. Halfpipe gaps

Peetu Piiroinen, over the whole pipe. Photo: Dominic Zimmerman

5. Pole jams

Joe Sexton jams one up to gap. Photo: Andy Wright

6. Chainlink fence rides/jibs

JP Walker, fencing. Photo: Andy Wright

7. NOboarding

Have you tried the NO? Scott Penner one-foot, no bindings, no worries. Roadgap in Japan. Photo: Dice-K.

8. Double backflips

Bode Merrill around twice at High Cascade Snowboard Camp.

9. Wallride combos

The surreal Jeremy Jones. Wallride freakout. Photos: Andy Wright

10. Stall Nosepicks

Chris Grenier pops one and drops one in Newfoundland. Photos: Scott Serfas

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