Courtesy of Burton Snowboards
Japanese slopestyle prodigy Takeru Otsuka is quickly earning a reputation for his insanely powerful riding on jumps and rails, and ability to triple cork every way imaginable. He cemented his status as one to watch with a breakout gold in big air at X Games Norway 2018, followed up by another gold in big air at X Games Aspen 2019. He’s ready for the 2019 Burton U·S·Open and you can see him compete live at the world’s greatest snowboard event February 25 – March 2 at Vail, Colorado. For more info, head to BurtonUSOpen.com.