27/02/2013 | by ed | 6 comments
We literally almost spat out our lunch when we opened the press release stating that 13 year old Norwegian ripper Marcus Kleveland had just stomped a triple cork. While the trick itself is far from a rarity these days with Torstein Horgmo, Mark McMorris, Seb Toots, Yuki Kadono, Stale Sandbech, Max Parrot and most recently our Billy Morgan mastering it, it’s the fact that this kid is 13 that really blows our minds. With Yuki Kadono being the next youngest rider to have stomped the trick at 16 years of age, Marcus is the youngest rider to have completed the triple dip by a pretty big margin.
Marcus has has double corks on lock since he was 11 and has already been cleaning up on the competition circuit, winning this years Junior event at the Burton European Open. Expect him to be a force in slopestyle proper in a few short years time.
What’s next? 7 year olds doing 1080s? 2 year olds doing backflips? At the rate we’re going, foetuses will be pulling sweet-ass japan grabs in their mother’s wombs…