Copper Superpipe progression continues: Peter Olenick perfects alley-oop double flatspin for Dew Tour

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 7, 2009 9:16 am

Well there must be something in the water at Copper Mountain these days, as pro skiers and boarders alike have been progressing their respective sports at almost exponential rates. Yesterday, I wrote how the US Snowboard Team’s Louie Vito was recently ushered into the elite superpipe double cork club, and today Pete Olenick has announced the creation of a club all his own in the ski world.

Olenick recently posted video on his blog (highly entertaining one I must say) of him perfecting the first confirmed alley-oop double flatspin in the pipe at Copper.

New double from Pete Olenick on Vimeo.

Mr. Olenick, whose partying antics had been well-documented, has gotten increasingly more serious about his skiing as the competition season approaches. Last summer, he spent the entire glacier camp season at Whistler completely sober while working on expanding his trick vocabulary, including learning a plethora of double flips and corks.

Now, as he prepares for the start of the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge in two weeks, he has added a new pipe trick to the fold. Currently, it is not known if anyone else has learned this new maneuver, but suffice to say if anyone else has, it will be only a microcosm of pro skiers. 

Additionally, we’ve heard inklings of pipe skiers such as David Wise and Kevin Rolland throwing true double cork 1260s in the superpipe, but have not seen video evidence featuring proper landings as of yet. 

Get your TIVOs set for the action on NBC coming from Breckenridge in two weeks, as some ridiculous new tricks will be on display.