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Snowboarding’s Next Generation

These riders all have high hopes of becoming the next snowboarding king

Adam Moran

Age: 19

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Nickname: "McLovin"

Claim to Fame: The first person to land the insanely difficult triple cork trick in competition

Experts Say: "He has an endless bag of tricks," says ESPN's Keir Dillon. "McMorris has raised the bar, and Shaun [White] now has had to catch up."

Adam Moran

Ayumu Hirano

Age: 14

Hometown: Murakami, Japan

Nickname: "Mumu"

Claim to Fame: Won the half pipe at the Burton High Fives competition last year, despite being half the size of his rivals.

Experts Say: "He's a badass," says McMorris. "He goes big, and he's, like, two feet tall. In two years, he'll be the cat's meow."