Zuzana Stromková is a big air and slopestyle skier hailing from Slovakia. She has medaled at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, participated at the 2014 Olympics and has consistently ranked in the top 10 skiers. She became the first person to land a flatspin 1080 in 2016.
USA / MOto X Best Whip & High Air
Tobias Christoffersen is part of the fresh generation of skateboarders coming out of Denmark. Skating with a crew including Alexander Risvad Kevin Baekkel, Tobias has travelled all over to some of the best spots around.
Australia / Moto X Best Whip & High Air
Cool, calm and collected. Alexander Risvad is a skater out of Copenhagen, Denmark that has technical abilities that are hard to match. Watching his skate is watching something of an art, whether he’s shredding on the streets of Copenhagen or cruising the streets of LA. Alexander is poised to make an impact as a rookie in Oslo on May 20th.
Spain / Moto X Best Whip
Growing up in Malmö, Sweden, Fernando Bramsmark earned his stripes skating at Bryggeriet every day growing up and mastering tricks like the stalefish early. The Columbian born skater carries himself with humility and confidence, making him an easygoing person and it shows in his skating. Much of his flow comes from how he’s feeling that day, which means he comes off as a natural skater and is able to stomp out tricks with fluidity.
USA / Moto X Best Whip
David Jakinda is a ripper from Stockholm, Sweden. Growing up skating, he has filmed all over the world for magazines, Nike SB and others. His videos have been filmed in Stockholm, Paris, Berlin and California and have included Karsten Kleppan, Ville Wester and others. David Jakinda is making his X Games debut in Oslo this year.
Jackson (Jacko) Strong
Australia / Moto X Best Trick
Tiago Lemos has a bit of a Cinderella story. Born in a small city called Jaguariúna, Brazil, Tiago poured hours into skateboarding even through his parent’s initial disapproval. He started making waves locally and signed with DC Brazil in 2008, winning the DC King of São Paulo. Following this big win, DC was started taking him to places like Barcelona and California, when he caught the eye of Ty Evans. Ty Evans brought Tiago on board for “We Are Blood”, which put him in the limelight for all sorts of brands. From small-town troublemaker to an international skateboarder, it all culminated in achieving his dream of going pro last year. Tiago Lemos has maintained a humble attitude throughout all his success and continues to stomp out tricks that few others can.
Germany / Moto X Best Trick
Jaakko Ojanen is anything but your average boarder. This Finnish legend from Tampere is slotted to be one of the next big names in skateboarding, collecting titles from his home country and some international competitions like the Volcom European Wild. While he’s not in competition, Jaakko is travelling all over the world making videos independently and for Red Bull.
Australia / Moto X Best Trick
Samuli Kinnunen is a young Finnish skateboarder who is starting to make some waves. H has consistently won the Finnish skateboarding championships making him a force on the Finnish skate scene. He has taken his skateboarding internationally, travelling to cities like Barcelona to taste the different flavours.
France / Moto X Best Trick & Best Whip
Norway’s Felix Usterud originally made a name for himself by skiing in his bathrobe. But he has comp. chops, too. He won the overall FIS World Cup (Crystal Globe) in 2015 for slopestyle and finished 2nd at the 2016 European Open in Laax, SUI (slopestyle). More recently, Felix has hit numerous podiums on the FIS and World Cup circuits and represented Norway at the Olympics. The 24-year old Norwegian, who finished 7th in Big Air at 2016 X Games Oslo and 2017 X Games Norway, has a great sense of humour and is known for his double front-flip tail-grab and his big biceps.
Kevin Bækkel is a skateboarder born in Hamar that has been steadily building a name for himself. After coming into the limelight making videos with Creature and being on the road with multiple skateboarders, Kevin found out through a tag on Instagram that he landed himself on the cover of Thrasher magazine. Just in 2017, Kevin was also nominated for Thrasher’s Skateboarder of the Year.