Billy Morgan lands first-ever snowboard Quad Cork
British Snowboarder Billy Morgan landed himself in the world record books and opened a new chapter in snowboarding history yesterday by successfully landing a Backside 1800 Quadruple Cork.
For those unfamiliar with “shredder-speak”, this crazy jump contains four off-axis flips and five full rotations – that’s one whopping full flip and half a rotation more than the previous biggest snowboarding trick, the Triple Cork 1620, which was landed just last month by Japanese boarder Yuki Kadano at the US Slopestyle Open.
Billy achieved this huge jump in the Italian resort of Mottolino in Livigno, where the jump had been especially built for him. It took 40 hours to get the shape just right.
Afterwards, Billy said: “I’m so stoked. I’ve been thinking about this for so long, it’s such a relief to have it done. It could have been cleaner, but I’m still pumped!”
Here’s the build-up to the jump, which took place on 14 April 2015: