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So we just got a press release about Kimmy Fasani landing the first double backflip ever by a girl. Now, historically, DC isn’t always so diligent about its research, so whether she’s actually the first female to pull it, well, that’s something for X Games researchers to pretend to care about. But we did get sort of excited about watching said backflip and followed the included Youtube link before we read the press release, only to find, it’s most just her talking and rag dolling and we’ll have to wait until the full length to see the real thing. Congratulations Kimmy, looks like it will be sick, but hey, why not do it a couple more times? You know what they say, first time it’s an accident, second time you got lucky, and third, well, you’ve got that shit.
Congratulations to DC pro snowboarder Kimmy Fasani who landed the first women’s double backflip last Thursday during a snowboarding trip in Silverton, CO. You’ll have to wait until this fall to see Kimmy stick the landing, when Standard Films releases its next movie “TB20.”
“We couldn’t be more proud of Kimmy and are excited for this historic moment in snowboarding,” said Jeff Taylor, DC’s VP of Marketing. “It’s great to support a female athlete who is pushing the progression of women’s snowboarding.”
The double backflip was something that the 26-year-old snowboarder had been thinking about for more than a year, but it was only last week that everything lined up. With good conditions on her side and a supportive crew cheering her on, Kimmy decided to go for it. For those who know the dedicated and fearless snowboarder, it was no surprise she landed the trick after just three attempts.
“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Kimmy. “I made an ambitious list of goals for this year and doing the double backflip was at the top of that list. This just further proves that I can do whatever I put my mind to doing. Being surrounded by positive and motivated people is what allows the progression of any sport to happen, and I’m really excited to be doing that for snowboarding. I can only hope the rest of my season comes together like last past week did.”
Kimmy will spend the rest of the season traveling between Whistler, BC and California, riding in the backcountry and filming with the Standard Films crew. For more info on Kimmy and the rest of the DC Snow team visit http://www.dcshoes.com/snow, and for all the latest news stay tuned to DC’s Facebook and Twitter pages (http://www.facebook.com/DCShoes and http://twitter.com/dcshoes).