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[Must Watch] Quentin Ladame is the world’s fastest switch skier

For some, skiing switch is an all-time goal. For others, it’s second nature. For Quentin Ladame, it’s an opportunity to break a world record. With an average gradient of 52 percent and a max gradient of 98 percent, the piste of Vars at La Forêt Blanche ski resort in southern France is world-famous for speed-chasing skiers–and the perfect venue for the French freestyle skier to test out just how fast he can go while skiing switch. After an attempt in his everyday gear, Ladame sacrifices his steez for the sake of speed. Hit play on the video, above, to watch the Line Skis athlete hit 86 mph. Backwards.

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