Im going to NOT give this award to Jonny.
Skier like JP Auclair, JF Cusson, Mike Douglas, Shane Szocs, Kent Kritler or however you spell his last name, Seth Morrison, Glen Plake etc. I could go on for a while, are all skiers that where are the forefront of progressive freeskiing, and throwing tricks down in the park and backcountry, before or as the first twin tip skis were being invented, AND most importantly continue to progress and ski there heart out.
Jonney did a dinner roll (a friggn' rodeo 7 or Flat 7) Which was already done by Skogen Sprang, Flat and non flatened, and done unnatual and natural before jonny even ever tried it (and helped the first independent ski company ie. Line). So Jonny threw a 360 mute at the olymipics, yippie ya da do, Julien Regeiner(spelling) also threw a 360 mute at the same Games!!!! no recongition, and still is one of the best freeskiers today, and help create Armada skis. What has Jonney done..... MTV? ok.
He doesn't deserve the title of Godfather of skiing just because he is a media whore pretty boy american.
Ya he is a sick skier. wither it be bumps, park, or big mountain. Jonny could hold his own, but there are WAY BETTER skiers out there that have done alot more for the sport, but never steped into the spotlight.