Men's Readers' Choice Presented by Toyata: Halldór Helgason
Reader is a term that in this case also means watcher, scroller, downloader, and snowboard fanatic. It is those who pay attention. While the rest of the Riders' Poll awards are decided by each nominee's peers in professional snowboarding, the Readers' Choice award is dictated by the fans—the readers—and you've decided that Halldór Helgason is the 2017 winner of this prestigious award.
Halldór had one hell of a season. Creamy, is perhaps how he'd put it. Halldór shut down Arcadia with an ender segment that also garnered a Video Part of the Year nomination, landed a feature in TransWorld SNOWboarding with a cover to match, earned the Standout Award at Superpark for a monumental display of massive charging, and broke Instagram over and over with mind-melting trickery. Multiply all this, and it's hard to imagine a more worthy recipient for this award. As a reader, you couldn't ignore. Halldór this year. The wild man from Iceland was everywhere. And now he's got another feather to put in his sweat and beer-soaked cap.
About Riders’ Poll: For 19 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.
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