If you were keeping up with the 2011 Winter X Games, you’d know that history was made Friday, January 28th by 23-year-old Norwegian snowboarder, Torstein Horgmo.
Horgmo already laid down the first Triple Cork in June and it went viral, but Torstein pulls it again. Time time in a contest; first ever in a contest. Specifically, the Snowboard Big Air Finals of Winter X Games.
The trick was spectacular, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing, fantastic, insane and any other adjective that means something around awesome.
Although the trick wasn’t as stylish as the first time he pulled it in June, it was still great (take into consideration that the X Games Big Air jump was smaller, and icy). Not to mention, Torstein had a slight concussion and broken ribs. Horgmo is a machine, who else can land a Triple Cork when their injured?
Horgmo wasn’t even expected to unleash the Triple Cork during the contest, but nonetheless the trick obviously scored a high score and sealed the deal for gold.
Yep, this is progression.