After 2 years of planning, Bear Mountain Team Rider Scotty Vine landed the first ever one-footed double back flip Friday May 10th at Snowboarder Magazine’s Superpark 17 event at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon.
While many believe the trick impossible Vine landed it with the style and ease he is known for including a nose grab and perfect landing.
“When I decided to learn the one-foot double backflip, I started by practicing one-foot singles with a nose grab such as doing about 30 of them one day at Boreal Mountain. That’s when I really memorized the motion. After waiting for two years to find the perfect jump for my attempt, I finally found it at Superpark 17. A few warm-up single backflip attempts gave me the right momentum and body posture to hold for the take-off. After getting used to the momentum on the jump the day before, I had to commit to popping harder by ‘guestimating’ the rotation of the double to the landing. I was convinced a nose grab would work as long as my back leg controlled the flips. I landed it on my first try which established my confidence, but I wasn’t happy with the style or the landing. On my seventh attempt, I got it as close as I could to perfect. I’m pretty high on life right now – just genuinely stoked!”
Posted: 5/20/13, 2:13pm, Kim