If you can’t get your head around it, that’s 5 full rotations and four off axis flips in one jump
18 year old freeskier Andre Ragettli from Laax, Switzerland has claimed the world’s first quad cork 1800 on skis at the Suzuki Nine Royals competition in Watles, Italy. The trick involves completing five full rotations and four off axis flips in the air.
Andri Ragettli did the World first quad cork 18 on skis!! enjoy it!!
Ragettli said: “I didn’t plan on doing this trick, but it was the perfect day and the biggest and best jump that I have ever jumped. I was feeling it and I am super happy that it worked out right away!”
Freeskiing legend Nico Zacek started the Suzuki Nine Royals contest in 2008 under the name Nine Nights (it became Royals when the women’s Nine Queens were added). He commented: “The trick was picture perfect. Conditions and the shape of the feature were ideal for trying new things and Andri felt ready to go, so he sent it almost immediately.”
Skiers have been chasing the quad cork for several years, after British snowboarder Billy Morgen successfully stomped a backside quad cork 1800 in 2015. In an ironic twist, Ragettli was involved a spoof video (below) along with his Swiss Freeski Team colleagues just over a year ago mocking the pursuit of the trick. We’re guessing he feels a little differently now – congratulations Andri!!
This is the full story about the first ever quadruple cork in freeski history!!! Booooom! Date October 30th 2015 Location Stubai Glacier, Prime Park Session Filmed by Elmar Bossard & Manuel Rupp Edited by Elmar Bossard