Watch Snowboarder Reira Iwabuchi Become the First Woman to Land a Frontside Triple 1260

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.

Runtime: 2 minutes

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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