6 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) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) 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.

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