Like the backside 180 and the frontside 360 – the cork 540 is a true staple in any rider’s trick bag if they’re truly worth their salt. Like with all the great tricks, everyone chucks it differently: some can wang it round with just a dip of the head, whilst others can float it, hanging on upside down for what feels like an eternity.
It’s so similar to its sister trick the backside 540, so it helps if you have that dialled first, but with just a dip of the shoulder you can transform that already impressive feat into the stuff of dreams!
One snowboarder who’s definitely got them on lock is young Scotsman Matt McCormick. During our pre-season mission with the GB Park & Pipe team to Stubai in the Austrian Tirol, we trained our super-slow-motion camera on him as he floated a few round.