10 action sport moments that will blow your mind

10 action sport moments that will blow your mind

By Callum Ng

In a universe where constantly pushing the limits is the expectation, here are 10 action sport moments that prove some athletes aren’t scared of anything.

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Mitchie Brusco rips world’s first 1080 in skateboard big air

You can call it a 1080, and if you’re confused it’s a triple. Whatever you call it, 16 year old Mitchie Brusco owned it. So HUGE Tony Hawk nearly fell over.

Justin Hoyer attempts a snowmobile DOUBLE backflip

Imagine pulling a 500-pound snowmobile over your head. Now imagine doing it 20 feet in the air at wicked speeds. TWICE. That’s what Justin Hoyer tried to do.

Mark McMorris nails first Backside 1440 Triple Cork

Another legendary trick in the skateboarding / snowboarding world, the triple cork met Canada’s Mark McMorris. Here’s what happened.

Zack Warden’s BMX Big Air at X Games 2013

The commentators don’t even know what to call it. “Back flip, bike flip!?” It’s sick, that’s all we know. Check out a possessed Zack Warden.

Shaun White’s Double McTwist 1260

The boss of snowboarding unleashed a massive trick in early 2010, (and perhaps earlier on his private halfpipe), the Double McTwist 1260. It saw life in the big show at Vancouver 2010.

Kaya Turski wins fourth ski slopestyle X Games Tignes gold

If anyone is synonymous with ski slopestyle it’s Canada’s Kaya Turski. She has dominated the sport for 4+ years and it’s not hard to see why.

Garrett McNamara breaks world surfing record on 100 ft. wave

If there’s any action sport that’s gut wrenching to watch it’s big wave surfing. The king of big wave is Garrett McNamara, the first to conquer a 100 ft. wave.

Jake Brown sticks first Ollie 720 in skateboard big air

When you talk about skate big air there are massive vert tricks but it’s also about pushing the first jump like a pro. Meet Jake Brown. Monster Pro.

Robbie Maddison insane motocross jump

One of the motorcycle jumpers of his generation Australian Robbie Maddison has traded world records with his peers since first flying over the 300 ft. mark. Maddison paved the way for the march to breaking 400 ft.

Terje Håkonsen sets the world record for snowboard air

One of snowboarding’s fiercest supporters Håkonsen also gets credit for one of the sport’s meanest jumps. 9.8 metres back in 2007.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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