As mad as it might sound, the cab 540 (essentially a switch frontside 540) is well known amongst backcountry kicker specialists as a safety trick. At first taking off backwards and spinning 540 might sound like the last thing you’d want to do whilst hitting a kicker for the first time, but once you’ve tried a few you’ll realise that it’s a very natural direction to spin in for most, it gives a lot of time to spot the landing and you end up hitting the ground in your natural stance which makes powder landings a hell of a lot easier.
Sadly there wasn’t enough fresh stuff for a out-of-bounds booter when we went to Stubai in the Austrian Tirol back in October, but GB Park & Pipe wunderkind Matt McCormick was more than happy enough to put down a few for our slo mo lenses. Just look at how he stops the shit out of it at the end!
Get these dialled in the park and then impress your pals on your next hand-crafted kicker mission!