world's first frontside 2160 on a snowboard

Italian Snowboarder Lands The World’s First Frontside 2160!

by Fraser

In a breathtaking display of skill, 17-year-old Italian snowboarding prodigy Ian Matteoli has just set a new benchmark by landing the world’s first frontside 2160.

This groundbreaking feat, achieved by the young athlete known for his bold approach, has sent shockwaves through the snowboarding community.

Ian Matteoli, whose career has been closely monitored on platforms like FIS Ski, achieved what many thought was near impossible – completing six full rotations in a single jump. The complexity of this trick has long been a subject of speculation among snowboarding enthusiasts.

Could (or should) it be done?

Well, take a look for yourself. Pretty impressive right?

The historic moment occurred during a highly anticipated event, where Matteoli took to the ramp with a calm yet determined demeanor. As he launched into the air, the crowd held its breath, witnessing the young snowboarder defy gravity and expectations.

Matteoli’s flawless execution of the 2160, a spin that involves a mind-boggling six full rotations (2160÷360=6), was met with thunderous applause and bottomless stoke.

However, the reaction to Matteoli’s groundbreaking achievement has been mixed on social media platforms like Instagram. While many celebrate this milestone, critics argue that the focus on such complex spins might overshadow the importance of style in snowboarding.

Personally, I think there’s room for both style and technicality (though I’d pick style any day). But what are your thoughts? The comments are open!

Either way, it’s essential to recognize that innovation often precedes refinement. Adding artistic flair to a move as complex as the frontside 2160 will undoubtedly be a challenge, but it’s a challenge Matteoli seems more than ready to tackle.

The snowboarding world is now keenly watching Ian Matteoli, as he continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on a snowboard.

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His latest accomplishment not only cements his status as one of the most exciting young talents in the sport but also paves the way for future generations of snowboarders to dream bigger and aim higher. 

He’s also landed a place on our list of the hardest snowboarding tricks in the world!

As the dust settles on this historic event, the message from the snowboarding community is clear: Ian Matteoli has not just landed a trick; he has landed himself in the history books. Hats off to this remarkable young athlete for winding it up and letting it rip, setting a new gold standard in snowboarding.  

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