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Iouri Podladtchikov

A gold medalist in the Halfpipe on the world's largest stage.

Hell-bent on style, Iouri is one of the most decorated European half-pipe riders in the world. Whether he is taking his runs completely switch stance, or inventing tricks such as the “YOLO flip,” you can always find Iouri finishing at the top. 

Interview

WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?

Hi -Standard

WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE? 

Era

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON? 

Honolulu with Hitch and Bruni.

WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD? 

That story about D’Artagnan [The Three Musketeers].

FAVORITE VANS RIDER? 

John John Florence

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD? 

Frontside flip on transitions.

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Injuries

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING? 

Photography and music.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ? 

A book by Hemingway when I was in Paris.

FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST? 

Anything from The Doors, Chromatics, Grimes or Carib.