Whistler, British Columbia
YEARS IN THE BUSINESS:
Harrisson is known for stomping landings without falling (or even hip-checking), so that editors don't have to chop up his sequences. Until 2003, he hadn't taken a spill (while filming) in five years, making him a favorite with film companies.
As a dishwasher in Whistler, B.C., Harrisson couldn't afford airfare to big mountain competitions. Bar manager Mike Varrin "sponsored" him with a couple hundred bucks in 2000, and Harrisson won the IFSA world tour the next three years running.
["Check out Harrison's Rossignols."]
He likes his Rossignol B4s beaten soft and with dulled edges. "I never tune them," he says. "They're better for landing big cliffs and shutting down speed in powder that way."