In 2015, Jesper Tjäder fueled the progression of slopestyle skiing with the release of “Unrailistic”, in which he showcased new and playful tricks on never-seen-before features. This year Tjäder is back with his notebook filled with new trick ideas and creative, never built features.
New tricks in ‘Unrailistic 2’ include the Body Slide to Spin Out and obstacles like the Double Handplant to combinations of both, like the 450° onto an eight-kink rail. Every trick took days to plan and execute, with some taking well over 100 attempts to complete including one on a rail that is the highest park rail ever built. Jesper makes the Triple-S to triple-kink rail combo look smooth and effortless, however, it is a mind-bendingly difficult combination that took the Östersund native 118 attempts to make. Freeskiing filmmaker Matt Pain added:
“What Jesper has done in this edit is light years ahead of the scene. This edit will still be relevant in 10 years’ time.”
The Swedish freeskier is known for his creative flare from comps like Red Bull Playstreets to his ski park clips like Supervention. He started to ski when he was around four years old, and since that day has been pushing himself to learn all sorts of new tricks on skis.
“I always try to push the sport and come up with tricks that no one has ever done before, or maybe only a few have done,” says Tjäder.