Every generation had its visionaries — and MTB phenom Emil Johansson might be ours. He started eliciting ooh-ahh’s as soon as he exploded onto the international slopestyle scene as a teenager in 2016 and has not looked back.
In the meantime, he’s mystified the circuit with his smooth style and endured some adversity during an ongoing maturation process.
Take this clip of his gold-clinching run at Crankworx‘s 2022 FMBA Slopestyle World Championships in Innsbruck, for instance. Watch the 22-year-old rip, flip, and shred in ways that no mere mortal should. Fair warning — it might melt your face off.