I like backflips. They are easy to do, but look difficult. You can do them off many different things in many different ways. So I've decided to post a clip of a backflip every week and tell the story behind it. It may be on skis, on a ropeswing, on the ground, off a swing, it might be me, it might be one of my friends, who knows.
Anyways... May. 8th, last Saturday. I went up Granite for my usual Saturday morning skin and ski. I noticed that on Indian Flats, a cat had plowed a road for trucks to drive up, leaving these large, cylindrical banks of snow. Naturally, I saw the opportunity to be had in these mounds of snow and quickly shaped out a little take off. Since I was alone up there I did a test hit to feel out the air time then noticed that some snow was quickly approaching so I did this backflip and continued my skin up in the snow.
backflip #1 from Jeff Amantea on Vimeo.