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Brett Esser ~ Halfpipe

Photograph By Courtesy of Burton

Brett Esser lives in Breckenridge, Colo., has a mean mustache, and pumps classic rock into his headphones before every run. He's also known to boost above the pipe in the 15-foot range, giving him plenty of hang time for tricks like the frontside 1260 that has become a staple of his runs.