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“Even the 3-foot jump turns my courage to pudding, so I imagine the Mongo could leave me coughing up my own testicles.” -Clint Carter
“When a rep at Utah Olympic Park told me I wouldn’t be allowed beyond the 10.5-foot single ramp, I was a little burned. I came here to learn and execute a backflip in five days, and even though I’m a rank amateur who’s never caught air before (at least not intentionally), I had my eyes on the Mongo, the 22-foot triple ramp that can launch a skier 50 feet into the sky. It sounded like fun. Besides, the UOP and U.S. Ski & Snowboard not only gave me access to their million-gallon training pool (where I’ll be landing) but also assigned me an aerials goddess for a coach: Ashley Caldwell, the current women’s freestyle world champion.”
With the aid of an expert coach, dry-land trampoline training, and the latest gen FitBit Clint miraculously pulled off the double backie and froze his buns off in the process. Well done!