Top 10 Most Popular Riders on of 2015, Ranked

Being the most popular at something is pretty rad. What’s even better is taking the bias out of things and letting the numbers do the talking. This year we sorted out all of our posts to determine the top-tagged riders to see which ones garnered the most web views on The results may not be surprising to most, and certainly paint a wide picture of this year in snowboarding. See which riders took home the top honors by reading down below.

#10 – Travis Rice

It goes without saying that this guy is a snowboarding powerhouse. We’re sure all of his rad GoPro videos and the teaser for his latest film, The Fourth Phase, had a little something to do with his ranking this year.

#9 – Kazu Kokubo

Kazu’s full part from Origins this year was an absolute powder-filled dream. We’ll leave it up here for a little while for your viewing pleasure, but don’t forget to pick up the film on iTunes!

#8 – Stale Sandbech

The proliferation of attention that Stale Sandbech has received over the year is almost immesurable. From the online fan pages and Instagram accounts, to the stylish attack he mounts on every single feature, whether in a park or on a street, Stale had one hell of a 2015.

#7 – John Jackson

A banger X Games Real Snow part, a full part in Origins, and a bunch of awesome riding in the Blueprint series. Enough said.

#6 – Eric Jackson
Saying that Eric Jackson’s showing in Origins was strong would be a terrible understatement. Combined with his brother, and Kimmy Fasani, the three rounded out an amazing segment for Mammoth. Don’t forget to watch the extended cut about the freestyle history of Mammoth while  you’re at it.

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#5 – Sage Kotsenburg

Sage Kotsenburg is one of the most fun riders to watch. His prolific and interesting social media posts keep people interested while he continues to put out quality content with tons of different riders, appear on late night talk shows, and more. But we’re most hyped on his full part this year, for sure.

#4 – Ben Ferguson

Often touted as having one of the best methods out there, Ben Ferguson brings a solid dose of style and creativity to otherwise boring pipe competitions. Watch for him to keep slaying contests but keeping style #1 this season.

#3 – Halldor Helgason

What is Halldor going to do next? After putting out some of the  past few years’ best online movies, most aggresive snowboard graphics, and gnarliest tricks, the dude just keeps skyrocketing to the top.

#2 – Danny Davis

One of the most fun personalities in snowboarding, Danny Davis had a hell of a year, with another X Games win, that sweet, sweet switch method. To cap things off with the Peace Park release was just the icing on the cake for 2015.

#1 – Mark McMorris

Ah yes, that brings us to number one. Mark McMorris is pretty much universally loved by everyone, especially his adoring female fans, and other riders jealous of his clean style and ability to put down the most hammer contest runs under immense pressure.

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