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This makes me want to backflip on skis again... or just go really really really big, again. Holy shit :)
“While on a backcountry trip through Telluride, CO, Sweden’s Jacob Wester gives us a first-hand look at a 100-foot backflip off a mining trestle that was built in the 1920s. The crew was staying at the Alta Lakes Observatory nearby”
Jacob Wester, you win our I Love Awesomeness athlete of the week award for this ridiculous backie.
Back in 2004, a flip on skis gone tragically wrong broke Josh Dueck’s back and left him as a T11 — full paraplegic. For the past 8 years one of his dreams has been to do a flip on snow again. On February 3, 2012, Josh became the first person to perform a backflip on snow in a Sit Ski!
Also, see Josh in the Documentary film, THE FREEDOM CHAIR
WINNER Best Mountain Sports Film – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best International Short Documentary – All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best Family Film – 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival (Florida) 2011
WINNER Best Short Film – X-Dance Film Festival (Utah) 2012
WINNER Best Documentary – Powder Magazine Video awards 2012
WINNER Best Documentary, Award of Merit – Best Shorts Competition 2012