British snowboarder performs 'impossible' 1800 Quadruple Cork trick - video

Morgan completed the manoeuvre while snowboarding in Livigno, Italy

Billy Morgan completing the jump
Billy Morgan completing the jump

A British snowboarder has created snowboarding history by landing the sport’s first ever backside 1800° quadruple cork, a manoeuvre that many in the sport considered “unachievable”.

Billy Morgan, 26, who represented Great Britain in last year’s Sochi Winter Olympics, was boarding on the slopes of Livigno in Italy when he completed the move that requires spinning a total of five times while on a downward-facing axis.

The creation of longer and higher jumps in the last few years has meant that snowboarders many of the tricks that once seemed unachievable are now regularly being achieved.

The jump on which Morgan completed his manoeuvre was built by Red Bull and took almost 40 hours to build.

Speaking after the jump, Morgan said he was relieved to finally have achieved the jump after spending a long time preparing for the jump.

It is not the first time Morgan has broke new ground in the sport either.

In 2011, Morgan caught the attention of the snowboarding world when he successfully performed “triple backside rodeo”.

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