Double flips and corks have officially taken over the jumping scene in both skiing and snowboarding. In order to have a shot in any of the major contests anymore whether it be Winter X Games, Winter Dew Tour, etc. it’s become a prerequisite to do at least one double. However, like with any form of change, cynics are an inevitable part of progression.
Internet message boards could debate the rise in prominence of these new moves for days, and argue for and against their potential to move these sports towards becoming more about aerials than style.
Regardless of which side one might take, the evolution isn’t stopping any time soon. As we’ve seen in recent months, unnatural doubles, cleaner grabs, and all-around perfection will be the name of the game for doubles in the coming years. And yes, it appears we might even soon be entering the realm of the triple cork.
Norwegian big-air specialist Torstein Horgmo was recently captured making history by becoming the first snowboarder to land a triple cork on film while shooting with Field Productions. I’ll let Torstein take you through the trick, and explain what must have been going through his head to drop a move of this magnitude.