Mark McMorris became the first ever person to land the Backside Triple Cork 1440, which in itself is plain and simple crazy. To be riding down a mountain, going off a jump, and then actually dominating a trick move is skill that very few have. To land this trick? Only one.
Snowboarding is a sport that usually only gets recognition during the Winter Olympics and, if you are lucky, during the X Games. It is a niche market with not much revenue when compared to the bigger individual sports (tennis, golf, etc). However, if you have ever tried snowboarding, then you know it takes a good amount of athleticism to hold your own.
Check out the video.
Mad props to McMorris. Keep the tricks coming.
And shout out to Melissa Larsen for the blog posting.