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WATCH: Jesper Tjäder Hits World’s First Switch Loop

God bless the mad minds behind the build  at this year's Audi Nines contest.

This year's course implemented a slew of new features and a build that capitalized on transition hits and flowy, unique styles. In liue of just wantonly building a ridiculous amount of XL jumps, the creators of Audi Nines went for originality first and foremost, and had the foresight to build a full loop on the course.

Well, that creative planning paid off over the weekend when Swedish freeskiing extraordinaire Jesper Tjäder decided to hit the full loop switch, and became the first skier to ever accomplish the feat.

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