Jon is Ridiculous...
26/02 2007 Park City
Jon Olsson sticks two new double flips.Just before lunch on the 26th of feb Jon stuck two new double flips on a jump in Park City. The jump was specially built for Jon to give him the best opportunities to get it done, 70 feet long but with a very steep takeoff and a high table style landing, built in the upper Jonesey park at Park city.
After shaping the jump to perfection, Jon took the slead up, dropped in, took two straight airs, two flatspins, three double flatspins and then sat at the top for a while before he finally dropped in.
Taking of we all thought he was dead as the trick starts out crazy but then half way through the trick the whole thing slows down and he enters a super slow flatspin and puts it down perfect!
He then went back up to do five more prefect 1080’s to get all the filming angles and then he called it a day, but one of the filmers yelled -1260 and he could not resist, got back on the sled again, only to come down and stomp the 1260 perfect. Jon then went back up again and finally took a couple of hard crashes and realized that he was to tired.
On spot to document the whole thing was MSP and Scott Markowitz.
-How does this feel?
-It feel so good to finally do this, I have been working on it on water and in my head since august so it feels great to finally make it and be able to go to bed knowing I can do it, and that I did not kill myself learning it!
I was a bit stressed when people started doing the Kangaroo and catching up but now that I have something new I feel great again.
-Explain the trick
-Well, it is a D spin 630 to a Flatspin 450 and the 1260 is a D spin 630 to a flat spin 630, so they really are like two different trick in one air. I was not sure if it was going to work out but I am so happy it did!
-What are you going to name it?
-Well naming a trick is so hard, what ever you come up with is going to be corny, but I decided to go with the DJ Flip that stands for Double Jon Flip. I thought it was suitable as the first part of my carrier was built on D spins (and the first part of the trick is a D spin,
and later part of my carrier has had a lot to do with flat spin (and the second half of the trick is a flatspin… therefor the name DJ Flip
- Not sure but I have another trick that I am trying to get the balls to do but we will se, I hope I have another double very soon…