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.”
With a long established history in Quebec, Canada, the RIDE Shakedown heads to Garmisch this weekend and is set to go off with a bang. The slopestyle course will feature a straight jump and a rail section that are equally weighted in the relaxed jam format
Disability Snowsport UK's (DSUK) third National Skiathon is being held on Tuesday May 17th 2011, with Skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities invited to take part in teams of 6 at one of the many indoor domes in the UK
A bit of a whiteout for the halfpipe semi-finals. Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter dominated the womens and in the mens iPod came first and Kazuhiro Kokubo showed he means business defending his title coming 2nd.
In the evening at the US Open, 43 men and 14 women threw down in a unique setup never before seen in competitive snowboarding. With features like a bridge and tunnel combo, double quarterpipes, an urban wallride and plenty of rails.