fbpx
loading loading loading loading loading
loading loading loading loading loading
Search
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Filter by Custom Post Type

+ share

Share on:


Share on:



In honor of the Winter X Games coming up this weekend, and all the crazy doubles, triples and quite possibly quads that kids will be chucking, this week’s Throwback Thursday hearkens back to the very first X Games Big Air in 1999, won by JF Cusson with nothing other than a switch 720.

There’s much to cherish in this classic piece of ski history. Jonny Moseley, erstwhile freeskiing pioneer, holding it down with rodeo 7s—I’m guessing he was calling it a Dinner Roll back then. Candide Thovex, the GOAT himself at the tender age of 16, and already pole-planting off of the lip. The Japanese commentary, because why not? And last but not least, the man of the hour, JF Cusson, rolling in switch on a pair of the original Salomon Teneighties with a backmount that you wouldn’t believe. Pulling out all the stops for the win, JF hucked what today would be known as a switch rightside 720. Of course, back then no one gave a damn which direction you were spinning—which makes it even crazier that JF spun in his unnatural direction. Long story short, while you’re watching all the multi-corks from the X Games this weekend, take a minute to remember where it all came from. Big thanks to YouTube user MrDJFLAT for uploading this fine piece of ski lore.

By:


#tbt, big air, JF Cusson

We know it's annoying, but:
This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're OK with this, but you can opt out if you wish. More information

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec
  • adblock_setting

Decline all Services
Accept all Services