The ghost of the triple flip

Nobody has thrown a triple in competition. Will we see one this week?

Updated: January 29, 2011, 1:29 AM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

The triple flip, the rarest maneuver in freeskiing or snowboarding, haunts its aspirants like a ghost.

Norwegian snowboarder Torstein Horgmo first experienced that after a photo shoot last April. He'd landed a number of frontside double corks, which begin the same way a triple cork would. Realizing he had airtime to spare, Horgmo began to wonder: Can I fit another flip in my rotation?

He knew some filmers who were planning a shoot on a glacier in June. The jump would be ...

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