News just arrived that Swiss rookie and Nitro rider Pat Burgener stomped the world's first switch backside 1440 triple cork. Considering he did this at his home resort in Crans-Montana in slushy conditions (with hardly any snow left for that matter) this is even more impressive. And it also makes us disregard the fact that the trick includes a considerable hand drag.

We are quite stoked over here that of all possible riders it was Pat, a young European, who laid this trick down. Even though quite young Pat has worked his way up the ranks with quite a few respectable contest results this season, including a halfpipe victory at this year's Swiss Championships in Zermatt, and a second place at the slopestyle event of the Burn River Jump in Livigno.

We are sure we'll see at lot more from this promising young man!