In Snowboard Slopestyle, snowboarders hit a series of jumps and manmade features. Time and speed are not factors in medaling; riders are judged on the difficulty of their tricks and how smoothly they execute them. In general, new tricks score well. And this year, the new trick is the triple cork.
In a triple cork, riders hit a jump and flip three times vertically while simultaneously spinning horizontally. Unless weather conditions are horrendous, you’ll be sure to see this jaw-dropping feat of human athleticism unleashed during the finals.