Kimmy Fasani’s Double Backy

By • Jan 25th, 2011 • Category: News

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).

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16 thoughts on “Kimmy Fasani’s Double Backy

  1. jerm

    pretty sick. i thought i remembered some chick doing one off that summer big air at x games back in the day. or maybe she just tried it and crashed a bunch

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  2. landing

    Why didn’t they show the one she landed. Are they saving it for next year’s video or something?

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  3. Eames

    Pretty sure Torah Bright did a double backflip on Powder mountain. Although she’s saying it was 1.5 flips, it looks like a double.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvahRLhYu0

    At 3 minutes check it. No denying Torah’s got style and she landed that clean. Yeah DC should do their research, pretty sure Roxy and DC are part of the Quiksilver family.

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  4. fred

    pretty sure i saw a roxy board (torah) go upside down twice in the pipe at pc last winter, then a bunch of cheering. jus sayin…

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  5. mark

    no but thats cool, to be honest though i just want to know all about torsteins feelings when he landed his triple. wheres that sweet montage.

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  6. ryan

    WOW, I MEAN WOW…… REALLY. YOU CANT CLAIM KIMMY TO BE THE FIRST GIRL TO DO A DOUBLE BACKFLIP. TORAH BRIGHT DID ONE TWO YEARS AGO AND IT WAS SHOWN ON NBC. 40 MILLION PEOPLE SAW THAT SHIT SO CLAIM ALL YOU WANT…… HAHA YOU GUYS ARE A JOKE!

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  7. andi

    respect for the trick but fuck you torah bright did it long ago in the pipe to fakie…
    and this KLAUDIA MEDLOVA girl does double rodeos for a long time in competitions…

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  8. Ryan

    Morgan LaFonte did it over 15 years ago in No Man’s Land by Christian Begin. Know your roots kids!

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