DC SNOWBOARDER KIMMY FASANI LANDS FIRST FEMALE DOUBLE BACKFLIP
January 25, 2011-(Huntington Beach, CA)- Congratulations to DC pro snowboarder Kimmy Fasani who landed the first women’s double backflip last Thursday during a snowboarding trip in Silverton, CO. Check out footage from the historic day at http://www.dcshoes.com/snow/videos. You’ll have to wait until this fall to see Kimmy stick the landing, when Standard Films releases its next movie “TB20.”
“We couldn’t be more proud of Kimmy and are excited for this historic moment in snowboarding,” said Jeff Taylor, DC’s VP of Marketing. “It’s great to support a female athlete who is pushing the progression of women’s snowboarding.”
The double backflip was something that the 26-year-old snowboarder had been thinking about for more than a year, but it was only last week that everything lined up. With good conditions on her side and a supportive crew cheering her on, Kimmy decided to go for it. For those who know the dedicated and fearless snowboarder, it was no surprise she landed the trick after just three attempts.
“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Kimmy. “I made an ambitious list of goals for this year and doing the double backflip was at the top of that list. This just further proves that I can do whatever I put my mind to doing. Being surrounded by positive and motivated people is what allows the progression of any sport to happen, and I’m really excited to be doing that for snowboarding. I can only hope the rest of my season comes together like last past week did.”
Kimmy will spend the rest of the season traveling between Whistler, BC and California, riding in the backcountry and filming with the Standard Films crew. For more info on Kimmy and the rest of the DC Snow team visit http://www.dcshoes.com/snow, and for all the latest news stay tuned to DC’s Facebook and Twitter pages (http://www.facebook.com/DCShoes and http://twitter.com/dcshoes).