Has Jake Stone’s 720 air rotation set the future of bodyboarding?

Posted: June 18, 2013 by kirisyko in Bodyboarding, Water
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Jake Stone: 720 air madness

Jake Stone has landed the first 720 air in competitive bodyboarding. Will this move set a standard in the future of the sport?

The first 720 rotation in skateboarding was completed, for the the first time, by Tony Hawk in 1985. Two full mid-air rotations. Fourteen years later, the same Tony Hawk would upgrade it to 900, at the X Games.

Skaters have already pushed the limits of aerial rotations. In 2012, a 12-year-old rider by the name of Tom Schaar landed the “impossible” 1080, on the Woodward California Mega Ramp.

In professional bodyboarding, airs are tricky and require speed, ramps and talent. Jake Stone’s 720 move was successfuly completed during the 2013 New South Wales South Coast Crusade, a Grand Slam Series event of the IBA World Tour.

Having in the mind the overall waves on offer during a pro season, the 720 air might get a relevant status, as a first step towards a 10-point ride. Time will tell who will follow Jake Stone’s 720 to set a new benchmark in competitive bodyboarding.

 

 

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