It was a historic winter in Tahoe and for the extreme athletes known to push the limits in the area, it was heaven. Due to the massive snowfall blanketing the area, new obstacles were realized in the backcountry for skiers and snowboarders, and the best riders took the opportunity to push the limits.
Skier Josh Daiek posted a video to his Instagram today showing him launching a 150-foot backflip over a road gap in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The shear size of the jump, mixed with the danger of the cars driving below, make this a must watch stunt. See it for yourself:
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Took two tries to ride ‘er out! I’ve been eyeing this gap for the last decade. With a banner year in the Sierra last season the landing finally filled in and was ready to send. The gap was roughly 150’ take off to landing and over 100’ vertical drop! So stoked to check this one off the list! 🎥 @jankyhazen @seanhaverstock @blankcollectivefilms @salomonfreeski @rylo @oakleyskiing
“I’ve been eyeing this gap for the last decade,” Daiek wrote on IG. “With a banner year in the Sierra last season the landing finally filled in and was ready to send.”
We know the gap is somewhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains, presumably near the Tahoe area, but we aren’t able to verify the exact location. The road gap was around 150 feet and the drop was over 100 feet. From the section of the video, you can see the landing was INTENSE. Keep pushing the limits, Josh!
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine