On April 5, 20-year-old Japanese snowboarder Reira Iwabuchi landed the first-ever female frontside triple 1260. But it didn’t end there.
Shortly after Iwabuchi’s historic send, Canadian Laurie Blouin landed the second-ever women’s cab triple 1260. They join Austria’s Anna Gasser in a realm of beyond-elite female snowboarders. Gasser became the first woman to stick the landing on a cab triple 1260 back in 2018.
Iwabuchi, an X Games Big Air medalist, tried the frontside triple at the 2022 Beijing Olympics — and narrowly missed. “Ever since Anna [Gasser] did her cab triple, I knew I had to do a triple,” Iwabuchi said. “After I came so close at the Olympics, I really wanted to try again at The Nines.”
Watch the two powderhounds carve it into the walls of history in this short, sweet, and powerful cut.
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