Mark McMorris lands backside triple cork 1440

Tue 08 March 11

The 17yr old Canadian landed the first ever backside triple cork 1440 in Aspen Snowmass last week. Check out this video.

Mark McMorris lands backside triple cork 1440

Mark McMorris lands backside triple cork 1440 © Photo: Tomas Zuccareno/ESPN Images

Canadian pro rider Mark McMorris landed a new trick. During an early morning jump session in the public terrain park at Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, 17-year old McMorris landed the first-ever backside triple cork 1440.

Mark and a crew that included Gjermund Braaten, Tyler Flanagan, and Mark’s brother Craig McMorris, are all in Snowmass shooting for the first in a new resort-based multimedia series called the TransWorld Park Sessions.

By 8 a.m. Gjermund Braaten and Mark were trading tricks and feeding off each other’s energy, with each of them learning some new moves. At about 8:30 a.m., Mark threw the first of three attempts at the back triple 14. On the third go he stomped and rode away clean. After a few phone calls and a few tweets of his own to spread the word, McMorris had this to say about the trick,

“I’m still in shock that I actually did it—I don’t even know why I did, I was just feeling the jump. I don’t think triples are really the way snowboarding is going but I just wanted to try it. I’m excited to see people’s reactions to the video.

For more information visit www.aspensnowmass.com

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