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Former USA Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard has just landed a flawless backside 1800, or for the layman, five full rotations in the air. This trick, a relatively recent addition to the contest circuit, has quickly become a staple, and Gerard seems to have mastered it with unparalleled finesse.

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The moment was captured on film by Gerard's fellow US teammate, Sean Fitzsimons, who fearlessly followed Red off a large jump while expertly wielding a cell phone to capture the spin. The clip has garnered a lot of traction within the snowboarding community, with comments from Sage Kotsenburg, Mark McMorris, Selema Masekela and more.

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Speculation points to the Stubai Glacier as the backdrop for this remarkable clip, a renowned training ground for numerous international teams right now during the early season. As snowboarders converge on this icy playground to push the boundaries of their craft, Red Gerard's perfect backside 1800 stands out as a testament to the sport's evolution and the athletes who continue to redefine what is possible on the slopes.

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