10 Skiing backflip Fails
And this is why skiers should stop trying to be snowboarders
Skiers. You've got to love em'. For decades they arsed around on the snow, dressed like middle class pimps, laughing like horses, and burning pictures of the poor for fun.
Of course, then snowboarding came along, and skiers were confused. First of all they were baffled by it. Within a year they hated it. And, eventually, they started copying it.
They adopted the baddy clothes. They adopted not washing. They adopted trying to fit 84 people into a chalet bedroom designed for two. And, of course, they adopted the humble backflip. Or, at least they tried.
Thanks to the advent of action cams like GoPro's, the internet if rich with videos of skiers attempting and failing to perform backflips. We've selected some of our favourites for you to enjoy and endure.
1) No Lip
"There's no lip" comments this dude after burying his face deep into the snow following his failed backflip. Ironically, his own lips are starting to swell up just has he's saying it.
2) Red Chinning
This woman performs a text-book landing on her chin, causing it to glow with rich, pink hue, complimenting her gloves perfectly.
3) The Back
This young man completely bottles his backflip mid way around. And, as stated by Dr Joseph Cavanagh in his book Me On Ståle, half a backflip should only be called a Back. And so it remains.
4) The Snow Angel
This joker manages not only a Back, but as he buries himself deep in the adjacent snowbank, he leaves a perfect snow angel in the snow. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.
5) Poor Planning
If you're going to build a kicker from which to attempt, and of course fail, backflips, it's probably best to build the booter away from trees.
6) Double Trouble
This failed backflip is billed as a double. Well, in the immortal words of Nicki Minaj; double my arse! This is nothing more than somebody over rotating a regular backie. Skiers. Bad at backflip. Bad at telling the truth.
7) No Cigar
This kid in a full face helmet gets staggeringly close to sticking this. Close, but no cigar, which is handy given their widely reported carcinogenic properties.
8) The Cut Away
So, we know this brightly-coloured loon not only stacks his first attempt, but also loses a ski. But the second attempt. The video cuts right after the compression. Should we give them the benefit of the doubt? No. No we wont. Myriam, fetch me my FAIL stamp.
9) The Ejector
Call us naive, but unless you're Candide Thovex trying some nutty bindingless ski malarky for One of Those Days 64, we're pretty sure you're supposed to clip in when you're skiing. Nobody told this chap.
10) With Friends Like These...
This chap appears to be writhing around in pain after landing directly on his head. His friends, being the pillars of the community that they are, stand around laughing. We won't lie. We'd do exactly the same.