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Freestyle Skiing

Mikael Kingsbury did what?

Canada's moguls star Mikael Kingsbury added to his legend after posting a Twitter video that showed off a new move. It's called the cork 1440, which is a partial back flip with a quadruple twist.

Canadian freestyler has a new trick up his sleeve

Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury showed off a new skill while training in Australia. (Twitter/@MikaelKingsbury)

Canada's freestyle ski and snowboard athletes are gearing up for the coming World Cup circuit and 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Mikael Kingsbury has been tearing up the freestyle ski circuit for most of his career. The 24-year-old set a World Cup record in 2015 after seven consecutive wins, and has only a handful of finishes outside the top two since 2015.

With the freestyle skiing World Cup about to begin, what comes next for the Quebec native? Well, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve. Like the cork 1440, which is a partial back flip with a quadruple twist. 

Big Air

Max Parrot, a three-time X Games gold medallist on the snowboard side of things, is prepping for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics where Big Air will make its debut, and it looks like he will enter competition with a huge new trick too. One that no one else has landed before. 

This past weekend teammate and Olympic bronze medallist Mark McMorris returned to competition and captured bronze at Big Air Milan; his first competition since a broken femur had him sidelined. The Regina native fractured his right femur during day 2 of the Air + Style snowboarding event in Los Angeles.

Looks like that new trick came just in time for Parrot.

Busting a move

Not to be outdone, the Dufour-Lapointe sisters, who had a stellar season last year, becoming the first Canadian women to sweep a freestyle skiiing World Cup podium, made sure to celebrate after a hard week of training by trying out some new moves of their own. 

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