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    Oh, Jeez, Quad Backflip

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    Rad. Haven't Olympic jumpers been doing them forever?

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    That was my first thought, but somehow this is different?
    I dunno either.
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    How did his ankles make it through that???
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    FIS/Olympics limits them to three flips (I think no limit on twists but a quad is the most I'm aware of). Kind of have to think some of those guys have put down quad flips in practice, but I don't know.
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    From ten years ago; Matt Chojnacki did the 4 x 4. Four backs with four twists. So, no, this isn't the world's first quad backflip in my view.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=druWqXZnoeU&t=14s

    Allegedly, Steve Corbett nailed a quad backflip at Whistler in 1975 which could qualify as the first.

    Not to take anything away from what that kid did, it's huge, along with his balls. Nailed it.

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    come a long way since the Kick Ass Blaster ( twistin triple)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    come a long way since the Kick Ass Blaster ( twistin triple)
    Right around the same time (as Hot Dog:TM), Warren Miller had a flick with a guy at Heavenly doing a quad. Not in competition. But an aerials stud, blue fartbag, IIRC.
    No reason in the world to believe me -- and I can't pull up video off the Toob so far... So, flame away, but I remember this and I know that means squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnB View Post
    Right around the same time (as Hot Dog:TM), Warren Miller had a flick with a guy at Heavenly doing a quad. Not in competition. But an aerials stud, blue fartbag, IIRC.
    No reason in the world to believe me -- and I can't pull up video off the Toob so far... So, flame away, but I remember this and I know that means squat.
    No, I completely believe that as there is no way these FIS aerial guys haven't thrown quads before--they do triples every time and have been doing so for decades, this is just a new-school freestyle kid who doesn't know better (in fact, I remember years ago either here or on the old powderboard someone posted something about the first triple and had to be told that triples had already been a thing for years on the big FIS jumps).
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    And on a big air kicker instead of a freestyle aerials jump. More proof that we just need to ditch freestyle aerials, pull moguls in to X-games with slopestyle park and pipe and call it a day..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Addis said freeride skiing involved dropping off cliffs – which he does “for fun” – and he planned to put the newly minted trick to use on the world freeride competition circuit where backflips are regularly performed.
    Um, sure, good luck, but doing a trick in the park is very different than a FWQ comp with natural features, no ramp, no practice runs, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnB View Post
    Right around the same time (as Hot Dog:TM), Warren Miller had a flick with a guy at Heavenly doing a quad. Not in competition. But an aerials stud, blue fartbag, IIRC.
    No reason in the world to believe me -- and I can't pull up video off the Toob so far... So, flame away, but I remember this and I know that means squat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    No, I completely believe that as there is no way these FIS aerial guys haven't thrown quads before--they do triples every time and have been doing so for decades, this is just a new-school freestyle kid who doesn't know better (in fact, I remember years ago either here or on the old powderboard someone posted something about the first triple and had to be told that triples had already been a thing for years on the big FIS jumps).
    See my post above. That's from the Warren Miller movie I think you're referencing; 4 x 4 thrown down.

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    Didn't that one dude from TGR movies from a few years back do a bunch of backies? He played soccer too. Shit I can't remember his name.

    He did that massive backflip in Tahoe and smacked hard.

    That dude had to have done four?

    EDIT: I'm thinking of Mike Wilson from MSP. Mutha fucka can flip some shit!

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    The video of the guy in Whistler from the 70's is pretty wild. He launches over where Pika's Traverse is now, near the top of Harmony. He gets all four flips around but definitely doesn't land it. I have the video saved somewhere but I can't find it. It's in a dusty corner of YouTube somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownshoe View Post
    The video of the guy in Whistler from the 70's is pretty wild. He launches over where Pika's Traverse is now, near the top of Harmony. He gets all four flips around but definitely doesn't land it. I have the video saved somewhere but I can't find it. It's in a dusty corner of YouTube somewhere
    That's Steve Corbett. I tried to find the video but seems it's been removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    That's Steve Corbett. I tried to find the video but seems it's been removed.
    That makes sense why I can't find it. I though I had it saved...

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    He did not spin into the future, he spun back in time. #backtothefuture

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    ^^ Good finds. I see it includes Steve Corbett's from 1975. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    pfffft

    Add some twists, weak sauce

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    It's kind of funny that the guy said he did an extensive search of the internet and couldn't find anything regarding a successful quad. Obviously, he didn't look THAT hard as there's been a number of them over the last 45 years or so. Nice try, kid... (and kudos for doing it and landing it!).

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    I stomped a quad backflip 20 yrs ago, just never thought to mention it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    From ten years ago; Matt Chojnacki did the 4 x 4. Four backs with four twists. So, no, this isn't the world's first quad backflip in my view.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=druWqXZnoeU&t=14s
    It counts if you land on your back though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulster2626 View Post
    It counts if you land on your back though?
    He backslapped and skied out of it so, yeah, I'd say it counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    He backslapped and skied out of it so, yeah, I'd say it counts.
    If he had poles he wouldn't have been able to, same with having actual skis instead of those mickey-mouse freestyle snowlerblades. Disqualified!

    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    I stomped a quad backflip 20 yrs ago, just never thought to mention it.
    ^^^ byates here gets the credit.

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