Born and raised on the outskirts of Helsinki, Finland, Jussi Oksanen exemplifies the Scandinavian breed of rider. With skills built upon nightly sessions on man-made snow and one-minute park laps, the 34-year-old has developed a precise style and heavy bag of tricks that have kept him atop the game for 15 years. From “Deer Land” phenom to fluent Fin-merican, this is Jussi Oksanen.
The Finnish freestyle phenomenon has been a curiosity since the earliest Scandinavian riders began showcasing their talents Stateside. Why are they all so good? Why do they have better style than most? And how do they manage to land more than they fall? Jussi Oksanen is a primary example—now 34 years old, he is still on top of the backcountry freestyle game and continues to drop one of the best video parts year after year…Subscribe to start your collection of frequency TSJ.