Everyone’s doing the double these days. And you probably want to do it to? Gotta try to keep up right? But where do you start? Here. Have a look at some videos of the many and varied versions of the double cork and then read some words from the riders themselves.  Then get out there and do dat. Only one way to learn, right?

It’s like losing your virginity, not that I would know or anything. —Scotty Lago

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE…

You go up, you hang on tight to what ever grab you have, and then you go upside down once and then again. Then you either land on the deck or just barely make it into the tranny and  then cruise out. —Danny Davis

Well, there are a few different types of double corks these days but I think generally it’s all the same rough process. After a pretty powerful take off spin you kind of just sit there and wait. It´s pretty fun when you drop down the second time but really, it´s not all that confusing. I think on BS double corks the feeling is even more messed up because  you´re dropping into your second rotation blind, like a backflip. When you make it around alright it’s just a matter of setting it down like any other trick. It’s definitely a lot harder to land a FS double cork  clean, just because the last 3rd is totally blind. On BS doublecorks you see everything in your landing so it´s not much different than putting down a BS 7. —David Benedek

It’s hard to describe the feeling of a double cork. I think it’s better left a secret for now, because before long everyone and their grandmothers will be doing them! —Jake Blauvelt

They still confuse me, but it is an awesome feeling when you land one. —Robbie Walker

It’s like losing your virginity, not that I would know or anything. —Scotty Lago

It’s just a cork back five and then you just keep holding onto the grab and it just throws you into a switch underflip and then you can just kinda see your landing from there and it comes around perfectly. —Bode Merrill

The best way to work your way up to double corks would be to make sure you’ve got double backs on lock, so you’re comfortable going for the second dip.—Jake Blauvelt

THE SECRET…

Commit, as long as you commit they are somewhat mellow. — Danny Davis

On any double cork you need to have enough spin momentum right after take-off. That obviously depends on the size of jump, too. —David Benedek

There’s no real secret, but there’s three things you pretty much have to do: you gotta see the trick in your head at first, go big, and commit to it. —Scotty Lago

The best way to work your way up to double corks would be to make sure you’ve got double backs on lock, so you’re comfortable going for the second dip. After that you just gotta give em’ a go! Gotta be real cat like off the lip in your decision making for sure.  —Jake Blauvelt

The secret is having a big enough jump, really committing and then just hoping for the best. —Robbie Walker

Knowing how to do Haakon flips and inverted rotations always helps, but it’s about fully committing and staying compact in the air. —Mason Aguirre

I got to use the airbag a bit which was super helpful, but it is still pretty complex and it’s all about commitment to the trick. —Mason Aguirre

ABOUT THE AIRBAG…

It was definitely cheating. But mostly it helps with air  awareness, so you know where you are in the air at least. And you can  try it a couples time into the bag and you know you wont break your neck, that helps too. You definitely still don’t know if your going to deck or not and you still have to try it on a halfpipe wall. —Danny Davis

I did all my double corks right away on snow. Some were definitely scary moments, especially trying one in the pipe, but i believe all that an airbag does is help people understand the trick. If you already understand the trick, there´s no need for an airbag.  But, I am sure it’s a great help to speed up the time for getting the feeling for a trick. I probably had double corks in my head for 2 years before I finally tried them. —David Benedek

I never used an airbag I kinda just started doing them after time, double corks aren’t as scary as double flips. —Scotty Lago

I got to use the airbag a bit which was super helpful, but it is still pretty complex and it’s all about commitment to the trick. —Mason Aguirre

It feels pretty fucked up to go into a second flip while you´re already on the way down. —David Benedek

THE SCARIEST PART…

Actually saying your going to do it, because then you gotta do it. You can be a wimp you know. So don’t pre claim that shit! or claim at all  for that matter. —Danny Davis

It feels pretty fucked up to go into a second flip while you´re already on the way down. —David Benedek

The scariest part of the trick is thinking about it at the top before you drop for sure… haha. But really, the hardest and scariest  part is getting the right snap off the lip of the kicker. Too much
snap and you gotta open up into super man mid spin to slow down your rotation. Too little snap and you gotta decide whether to open up  again and hold it to single cork or tuck it and hope you make the
double around. —Jake Blauvelt

Dropping into the second cork is the scariest part for sure. —Robbie Walker

If you have the sense of air awareness down it’s not that hard of a trick. It just makes so much sense. —Bode Merrill

Try it in the pow first in case you land upside-down.—Robbie Walker

SOME ADVICE…

Commit and be comfortable going upside down…twice. Brake a leg! but like brake a leg like in the way that bad, sometimes, means cool. You know what I mean? —Danny Davis

Think it through, let the feeling sink in until you know exactly how it’ll feel. Then hit a backcountry booter or a safe park jump. —David Benedek

The best advice I can give to kids who want to learn the double cork  is to think of the trick as two different tricks. For a front double cork 10, think of it like a super corked out front 5 until you reach your peak height. Once you’ve completed the front cork 5 at your peak,  you’ll be looking down hill going switch, so you gotta think of the last part of the trick like a switch back 5 cork into the landing. That’s what helps me at least. And focus on your core strength when you land, cause there will be a lot of momentum tugging at you on the landing. —Jake Blauvelt

Try it in powder the first time. —Scotty Lago

Try it in the pow first in case you land upside-down. —Robbie Walker

Don’t rush, just go have fun. —Mason Aguirre

Think it through, let the feeling sink in until you know exactly how it’ll feel. Then hit a backcountry booter or a safe park jump. —David Benedek

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