Free Video - Snowbording Terje Haakonsen 

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Free Video - Snowbording Terje Haakonsen
Terje Håkonsen is a Norwegian snowboarder. (born 1974 in Vinje, Norway). Håkonsen (also sometimes spelled "Haakonsen") dominated freestyle snowboarding in the 1990s winning the ISF World Championships in half-pipe three times in a row, in 1993, 1995 and 1997. He has also won 5 European championships in half-pipe (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997), the U.S. Open in half-pipe 3 times (1992, 1993, 1995), and the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom 6 times (1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004). He also won the Innsbruck Air & Style Contest in 1995. Håkonsen set the world record for highest "air" during the qualifying round of the Arctic Challenge in Oslo 2007 when he reached 9.8 meters out of the top of the quarterpipe with a backside 360. He starred in the documentary First Descent, along with five other exceptional snowboarders, including Shaun White, Hannah Teter and Travis Rice. Other films include The Haakonson Factor and Subjekt Haakonson by filmaker Dave Seoane. In 2007 Håkonsen created a documentary series called Terjes Sesongkort (Terje's Season Pass) following him through a year of free riding, contests and his life as a professional snowboarder. Free Video.



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