Kenworthy lands first double off a rail

Jul 20th 2011

I decided recently that I wanted to try a double misty off the up rail at Camp of Champions in Whistler. Unfortunately, that was easier said than done because the way the rail was set up it didn't have a big enough gap to get the rotation around. The camp was super accommodating with making changes for me and they helped move the rail back about 25 feet and propped it up on 3-foot-tall pad of snow. Measuring from the end of the rail to the beginning of the landing the new set up boasted a whopping 65 feet in distance and was exactly what I needed in order to attempt the trick. After a few painful crashes, a fat lip and a blackened eye, I landed the trick I set out to do -- the first ever double flip off of a rail, something I'm very stoked on. Thanks to the staff at COC and to Robin Macdonald for helping me set up the feature and for nailing the shot.