Åkare: Halldor Helgason
We don’t want to spoil the ender, but Halldor Helgason‘s full part in Arcadia is just too good. Online for 48 hours only, enjoy this exclusive online stream of one of the best snowboarding parts in the last decade. Complete with street, backcountry, park, technical riding, and just balls-to-the-wall massive hits, Halldor’s ender embodies the man strapped in on screen. He is the personification of a metal song sliding sideways, and is still one of the most humble and friendly characters we have ever met.
His motivation this year, besides just his absolute love for snowboarding, was the 10-shot rule. Every ten clips he got for his part, whether it was a hammer, crash, or both, he would allow himself to party and get blackout drunk. If you add all the shots up in his six minute part, it is easy to see that he threw a lot more back than just insane upside-down methods (we still aren’t sure what to call them). When you are done watching his full part, check out the interview with Halldor to see what all went in to making his latest video piece that will most definitely go down in the history books marking a rider that is not just pushing the whole culture of snowboarding when it is in great need to be pushed, but is doing it amongst a class of his own.
Åkare: Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, Kevin Bäckström, Tor Lundström, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue & Red Gerard
Regissör: Theo Muse
Producent: Nick Hamilton
With a cast comprised of some of the most talented and inventive snowboarders in existence, TransWorld’s seventh feature film, Arcadia, delivers top-tier action from snowy locations across the world.
The commonalities the riders share are extraordinary style and a desire to search for this paradise. Hailing from Iceland, Halldór Helgason’s mind-melting part is evidence of what may be his most monumental season to date. Norwegian Alek Oestreng seamlessly balances raw power and perfect execution. BYND x MDLS offer a testament to the brotherly bonds snowboarding forms, demonstrated by Swedish bad boys Kevin Backstrom and Tor Lundstrom. The flying Frenchman Victor Daviet lets loose his lanky style from Montana to Israel. Following up his Rookie of the Year-winning performance, Minnesotan Jesse Paul’s segment is jaw-dropping. The Manboys, out of Whistler, BC, have a way of keeping it light while putting down the heaviest tricks in the book. Southern California-based boardsport wizard Jordan Small’s riding shines outside the park in urban locales from Cleveland to Japan. France’s Victor De Le Rues’ full-throttle descents have become the stuff of legend.
Together this crew represents snowboarding in all its facets, with impeccable style.
Enjoy an exclusive look at the intro of TransWorld Snowboarding’s seventh feature-length film, Arcadia. The full movie is now available to watch on iTunes! Featuring Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue and Red Gerard, Arcadia documents snowboarders in a perpetual pursuit of paradise. It is an image or idea of life in a place believed to be perfect. It is the promised land of untouched turns, lap after lap. A polished handrail with no cops. A pristine cliff with a bottomless landing.
Supported by: Monster Energy, Salomon Snowboards, Bear Mountain, Rome SDS, 686, Nitro, Dakine, Lobster, Bataleon, Switchback, Smith, Vans, and Whistler Blackcomb.