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    Snowmobilers Look to Land Double Backflip at X Games Aspen 2017

    Posted by Emily Hare
    on Monday, January 23, 2017

    Colten Moore completes the second rotation of a double backflip attempt above his own foam pit in Texas.
    X Games Aspen 2017 kicks off in Aspen, Colo., on Thursday, Jan. 26. This long weekend of high-octane competition and thrills is always full of surprises, but there's one thing you can probably count on: there should be at least one snowmobile competitor attempting a double backflip.

    The Snowmobile Best Trick event is back for the first time in four years, and according to a preview article on the X Games website, freestylist Colten Moore has been hard at work trying to perfect the never-before-landed stunt.

    "The snowmobile double backflip is long overdue," said Moore. "This is the year."

    Levi LaVallee attempted a double backflip at X Games Aspen 2009, completing both rotations before getting bounced from his seat upon landing. Moore has been studying that video clip and taking tips from motocross expert and double flip pioneer Travis Pastrana. To see a video of Moore practicing the trick in his own foam pit, click here.

    According to reports, Heath Frisby and Daniel Bodin are also planning to attempt the double backflip at this year's X Games Aspen. We can't wait to see who will be the first to land it!

    The Snowmobile Best Trick Final will air during ESPN's coverage of the X Games on Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at noon EST. For a full schedule of events, visit xgames.espn.com.

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