Built For These Mountains

John Jackson on love, death, fear, and respect for the mountains he grew up in -- and how he managed to film one of the strongest video parts of the year.

Updated: December 23, 2009, 12:49 PM ET
By Jesse Huffman

Ask any pro who last season's top kicker killer was, and there's a good chance you'll get the name John Jackson. With a double-song ender in Forum's "Forever," set to Bob Marley and a re-mix dance hall mash up, "John J" settled pretty much every trick in the book, capping things off with this season's move du jour, the double cork, of the backside variety. In between, though, you'll see Jackson's pedigree goes way deeper than handling his spins -- buttery lines, cliff stomps and powder flow ...

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