Max Parrot – Switch Quadruple Underflip 1620

Looks difficult and dangerous to me.

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1st Quadruple Cork – Billy Morgan

Something like a quadruple side somi. With twist.

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The UK rider writes a new chapter in snowboard history by landing a Backside 1800 Quadruple Cork. …

That’s one full flip and half a rotation more than the previous biggest trick, a Triple Cork 1620, landed last month by Yuki Kadano at the US Open Slopestyle. …

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World Snowboard Federation rookies

107 of the best young riders from all over the world met in Austria for the 2015 Völkl World Rookie Finals. And SAFETY instruction.

Male Rookie Mons Røisland from Norway is taking home the title as WSF World Rookie Champion 2015 and a wild card for the Air & Style. …

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World Figure Skating Championships

March 23-29, 2015 – Shanghai, China

Men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pairs, and ice dancing.

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Mikaël Kingsbury – freestyle skier

Mikaël Kingsbury … won an Olympic medal in 2014, finishing second to Alexandre Bilodeau in Sochi. He is the three-time reigning FIS Freestyle World Cup title holder for both moguls and overall freestyle. …

Here he is showing a sextuple twist into water.

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Right now, the 22-year-old skiing phenom from Quebec is so far ahead of the field he already has the overall title locked up, with a third of the season still to go.

And that leaves Kingsbury with an interesting dilemma: he can probably win the final three World Cup races of the season and become the most decorated moguls skier in history, or he can risk losing one to do something no one in his sport has ever done before.

Kingsbury is fairly confident he can land a cork 1440 — that’s a partial back flip with a quadruple twist. …

Canadian freestyler Mikaël Kingsbury eager to push the envelope

ban tobogganing – it’s too DANGEROUS

My home town Calgary is not quite as stupid as, for example, Hamilton. :-)

But we’re pretty stupid. Socialist nations like Canada have governments with enough spare time to invent city bylaws like: “those who slide outside the city’s 18 approved hills could face a $100 fine”.

Calgary’s media has made much ado about the city’s tobogganing rules in recent weeks — to the point where Mayor Naheed Nenshi blamed “bored journalists” trying to stir up controversy.

Now Rick Mercer has taken it upon himself to poke a bit of fun at (the) bylaw ..

(For the record, the city does not recall ever giving out a tobogganing fine. Ever.)

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Certainly no Calgarian I know pays any attention to tobogganing restrictions. We slide wherever we want. But with one eye out in case a Toboggan Cop shows up. :-)

related – Tobogganing Bans Or Restrictions Growing Across North America

Over protective restrictions on youth activity contribute to child obesity. We want kids tobogganing more, not less.

14yr-old Chloe Kim GOLD Superpipe

Fourteen year old, Chloe Kim, earned gold in superpipe finals at X Games 15 in Aspen, Colorado, and became the youngest athlete of all time to stand atop an X Games podium.

Kim took the win with her last run that included a switch method, cab 9, and a switch backside 7. Despite suffering a gnarly crash in practice, in which she chipped her tooth, Kim was still able to stomp this gold medal run. …

Snowboarding

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