12/01/2012 | by Uli Köhler
British rider Billy Morgan is the first rider, at least that we’ve seen, put down a triple backside rodeo. Prepare for a barrage of flipping and a bit of spinning. Shitthebed, Billy!
Jamie Nicholls has rightly been turning heads in Europe for his increasingly impressive park and rail wizard-shit, but Britain is more that a one hit wonder when it comes to premium snowboarding talent. As you’ll know if you watched this video of Billy Morgan slaying Avoriaz last spring, you’ll know that this lad has the potential to blow minds (and blow chunks for that matter as the end of this Snowbombing video shows.)
But the other day Morgan proper sent it. He already had a pop at a triple backflip a few years ago at the Jib-Vid, which ended up with him exploding himself and breaking a rib, but at a park session in the US on Friday he took it to another level.
With buddy Ben Kilner in tow as camera guy, he warmed up pulling a couple of ‘regular’ double backside rodeos, Cab double underflips and backside double corked 10s before having a pop a a triple. You can see he’s feeling a bit of the fear when, with the adrenalin pumping, he asks: “You wouldn’t tell me to try it if you didn’t think I could do it?” he asks Kilner. “No, I swear to god,” is Ben’s comeback. And, goddammit, he was right. Billy stomps the hell out of it first try and even manages to dodge someone penguining in the landing.
Hats off Billy, you mental. That was insane.