Here’s what it looks like to ski the loop of death

Completing the “loop of death” — or full loop/full pipe, depending on your parlance — has always been a somewhat mythical challenge across the world of action sports.

In skateboarding, Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki have famously completed it, but they’re among the few. Mountain biker Matt Macduff tried it last year, and his attempt ended with 10 fractures in his right wrist and three fractures in his right ankle.

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It’s not an easy feat to accomplish. Which makes this video of Swedish freeskier Jesper Tjader trying, failing, and eventually conquering the loop of death so satisfying:

The video, which was posted by GoPro on Thursday, shows the 22-year-old freeskiing phenom attempting to complete the loop in Norway for a part in the upcoming film Supervention 2.

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For Tjader, the law of gravity is really more of a suggestion.

As seen in the short clip, the old idiom “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” proves wise, and Tjader stylishly rides through it.

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Supervention 2 will be released next week.

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