Nicolino Dioli has become the first Italian snowboarder to land a triple cork 1440, stepping it up on a perfectly shaped booter in Chiesa Valmalenco.
The achievement marks the first triple cork by an Italian rider and was made all the sweeter by the fact that it happened on Italian snow. Big up Nico!
Although triple corks have become somewhat of a staple in the top big air and slopestyle contests thanks to riders like Mark McMorris and Torstein Horgmo (this year's X Games Big Air was essentially a battle of triple corks), the trick remains the upper limit of what is possible cork-wise on a snowboard. God forbid the day when someone puts it upon themselves to go upside down four times on a snowboard...
Nevertheless, with his beaut of a triple dipper, Nico becomes the 31st member of the elusive triple cork club.