A study in contrasts, Ayumu Hirano’s soft-spoken nature defies the cranked-to-11 volume of his riding.
Raised in Japan’s surf and snow scene’s, Ayumu made waves with Burton U•S•Open superpipe Junior Jam wins, and turned into a full force of nature with X Games podiums and two Olympic medals. With aerospace amplitude and technical insanity (including history-making back-to-back double cork 1440’s) Ayumu’s quiet arrival on deck is a signal to stand back and watch closely.
Hometown: Murakami, Niigata, Japan
Birthday: November 29, 1998