Three of a kind: ESPN.com

Three of a kind: ESPN.com

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Three of a kind: ESPN.com

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ESPN.com bring us this article on three of the Kick-Ass Blasters,  The Backstroms.

For years, the Backstrom name has been tied to one gifted skier. Ingrid's two younger brothers, Arne and Ralph, seem intent on changing that.

The way Ingrid Backstrom tells the story, it was only a matter of time until the snowriding world discovered what she'd known all her life — that her two younger brothers, Arne and Ralph, charged bold, exposed lines in uncontrolled snow with nary a whiff of hesitation; launched cliffs with more speed than most pros; and made entire mogul fields look like smooth powder.

When she was in college, Ingrid, 31, remembers going home to her beloved Crystal Mountain, 70 miles from the Seattle suburbs where she grew up, and seeing Ralph "just chucking backflips." When did Ralph learn to throw a backflip? she wondered. Two years later, at 18, he beat snowboarding legends Terje Haakonsen and Xavier De Le Rue at the Mt. Baker BAnked Slalom. Full Story from ESPN

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