Best of 2001 – Best New Trick


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As seen at the Gravity and X Games, the


by Vincent Dorion, 21, is pretty twisted. It’s a forward takeoff, then a 540 rodeo (one-and-a-half flat spin) combined with a back flip, with a backward landing. “You know a torpedo?” says Dorion, “it’s a bit like that.” Right. “Vincent works so hard to be different and inventive,” says photographer Chris O’Connell. “It’s a killer trick.”