Grilo is one of those guys you could be forgiven for hating – if you didn’t like him so much. As the star of his own series Grilosodes, he gets to travel to the furthest corners of the snowboard galaxy in search of untracked powder, unslidden handrails (yes, we made that word up, help yourself, you’re welcome) and good times with good friends. Also, for the record, he’s got a sharp sense of humour, a dope car, a lackadaisical smile, and a ridiculously hot wife. So yes, feel free to hate him (a bit).
Season 4 of Grilosodes was his best yet, and in this sick little edit Grilo packs in the sickest two minutes and 20 seconds of the lot… enjoy!
And, if Grilo has left you wanting to know more about the spots featured here, check out these episodes…
Episode 1: Into Africa!
Africa is about as far off the beaten pro path as it gets, and along for the ride is Grilo’s homie and equally talented boardrider Roope Tonteri. After tasting the surf and skate scene in Durban, South Africa, the boys head to Afriski in neighbouring Lesotho, where they lay down double runs so well synchronised, it looks like a new Olympic sport.
Episode 5: Bosnian Rail Safari
Grilo goes exploring in Sarajevo, Bosnia, taking wide-eyed shred-tourists Zak Hale, Ethan Morgan and Sage Kotsenburg along for the trip. Following the fall of communism and the USSR, war came to Bosnia from 1992-1996. Much of the fighting took place up in the hills above Sarajevo – the site of the 1984 winter Olympics. Combine a city full of abandoned Soviet-era architecture, snow and three highly-skilled snowboarders, and it’s the ingredients for the best Grilosodes episode yet.
Episode 7: Slash The Stash
The last episode of the season for Grilo… and talk about saving the best for last. The Slovak Slider heads to Austria’s Flachauwinkl resort to bring together some of Europe’s hottest freestylers in one of the most fun, creative-looking snowparks we’ve ever seen. When the likes of Roope Tonteri, Werni Stock and David Hableutzel are all getting creative, Grilo’s soon riding like he’s 21 again – double backflip one-footer, anyone?