Image by John Lemieux
The Unofficial 7 Best Tricks in Skiing
By Barclay Idsal
Here is a look at seven of our favorite ski tricks. For each trick you will see an attached video of a fine example of the trick being rocked out. Let us know what trick you would add to the list in the comments below.
Image by Bachellier Christian
1) The Triple Daffy AKA The Moonwalk
The Daffy is classic.
The Double Daffy is rad.
The Triple Daffy? Get outta town.
Image by Sjoerd van Oosten
2) The Helicopter
The first “Heli” or “360” is a revelation of sorts for many skiers. You realize you can be in the air and looking uphill at the same time. Pretty cool huh?
3) The Dinner Roll
Really an off axis 720, Johnny Moseley and his “Dinner Roll” brought the freesking discipline into living rooms across America. After the 2002 Olympics, Moseley went on to host Saturday Night Live and during one sketch, traveled the world on a “never ending Dinner Roll”.
4) The Nosebutter Triple Cork 1620
Are you kidding me? Skiing’s most ridiculous name for an aerial acrobatic feat or “trick” involves lots of spinning in circles while inverted. No wonder the guy looks like this, doesn’t wear goggles, and flashes “Wu-Tang” after his jumps. Harlaut has lost his mind or he never had one to start. Either way, The Nosebutter Triple Cork 1620 is still amazing and will be for years to come.
5) The Backscratcher
Nothing feels better than a good ole fashioned back scratch.
6) Quad Backflip
Triple backflips are pretty… how you say… “progressive?”
I take your triple and raise you the Quad Backflip executed by Steve Corbett in 1974. Steve Corbett didn’t just progress the sport, he blew the fucking roof off 40 years ago. So in honor of the Quad Backflip’s 40th anniversary, I’m happy to introduce the man, the myth, the legend. Steve Corbett.
Image by Patrick
7) The Spread Eagle
Need I say more? This competition should be mandatory at every ski resort.