Norwegian snowboarder, Marcus Kleveland, is only 13-years-old, but he’s got the attention of the some of the biggest names in snowboarding. Never more so than after he became one of the only people—and certainly the youngest—to land a triple cork jump.
If you’re unfamiliar with the triple cork, picture a spiraling cork-like funnel where a jump starts out as a flip, but for the second flip it changes its axis point. For a triple cork, that means three flips on three different axis points. It’s incredibly hard and Torstein Horgmo was only the first to land the jump in 2010. Mark McMorris, a Canadian snowboarder, was the first to do the triple cork with a 1440 degree spin, but Marcus is the first to do so before going through puberty.
Marcus Kleveland’s been snowboarding since he was three, and was routinely pulling off double corks as early as 11. It makes sense that he’d attempt the triple cork when he had an opportunity. The precocious youngster traveled to Vierli, Norway for a purpose-built kicker that provided him the air needed to land a trick many pro boarders, years older, have yet to land cleanly. But that wasn’t the case for Marcus.
Marcus Kleveland was put on the Volcom Euro Snow team at 11, and he’s only gotten better since then. We hope this aspiring Adrenalist keeps upping the ante on his tricks. He’s already got a head start on most young snowboarders, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.