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Halldór Helgasson

In 2009, at just 19, Halldor Helgason stepped out of the shadows of Iceland and into the limelight of snowboarding.He literally wasn’t on anyone’s radar until he started winning everything and he earned an X Games invite in his first season as a pro. In the Big Air contest, he landed a double-cork frontside 1080 and a double-cork backside 1260 on the first two hits. This earned him... FULL BIO >

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December 18, 2009

Halldor Takes First in the Slopestyle Prelim but Torstein and Bang are ready for Battle

Apparently a 1080 or back to back 900s doesn’t cut it these days. The Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Prelim redefined the 900 as a safety trick, 1080s are now commonplace, and without doublecorks, rail skills, and switch spins you might as well not show up.

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In 2009, at just 19, Halldor Helgason stepped out of the shadows of Iceland and into the limelight of snowboarding.

He literally wasn’t on anyone’s radar until he started winning everything and he earned an X Games invite in his first season as a pro. In the Big Air contest, he landed a double-cork frontside 1080 and a double-cork backside 1260 on the first two hits. This earned him back-to-back perfect scores and the gold medal. He also finished eighth in X Games slopestyle and finished the 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour season in ninth place overall.

Helgason’s skill on the rails, his fluidity and his trick selection are the perfect complement to his ability to go big. He earned the Best Trick award at Winter Dew Tour for his double inverted frontside 1080 at Breckenridge. He was named both Jibber of the Year and Rookie of the Year by Snowboarder Magazine and he also earned the Transworld Snowboarding Rookie of the Year title. He became the first rider ever to win the award from both publications.

Winter Dew Tour 10/11 - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

RankNike 6.0 OpenKillington 2011Toyota ChampionshipsTotal Points
29430043

Winter Dew Tour 09/10 - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

RankTotino's OpenWendy's InvitationalToyota ChampionshipsTotal Points
9702422116
Alli News
December 18, 2009

Halldor Takes First in the Slopestyle Prelim but Torstein and Bang are ready for Battle

Apparently a 1080 or back to back 900s doesn’t cut it these days. The Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Prelim redefined the 900 as a safety trick, 1080s are now commonplace, and without doublecorks, rail skills, and switch spins you might as well not show up.

Alli Article