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How Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris nails his signature jump

At 17, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris became the first to complete a backside triple cork 1440 — a trick that sees him do three off-axis flips while spinning four times. Now 20, the Regina native is a favourite in the inaugural slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, this February. This graphic explains the physics behind McMorris’s made-in-Canada signature move.

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Text: Marika McKenzie / Infographic: Adam Moran


Canadian Geographic


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