Can you snowboard? We can't. Seriously, it's like watching a stickman faint repeatedly at high speed, wearing a plank of wood on his feet and hurtling off a cliff. So it's with bruised bones and a real sense of appreciation that we introduce professional snowboarder Torstein Horgmo to you.

Why does he deserve our attention, you ask? Who is this waster loser who makes his rent spinning about on a wheel-less skateboard on the side of some mountains somewhere?

Well, he's the man who recently performed the world's first "triple cork" – spiralling the Norwegian 23 year old headlong into the history books at this year's X Games at Aspen, Colorado, and earning him huge legions of fans.

It won him a gold medal at the event (surprisingly enough), and just to make it even more exciting, he pulled off the stunt on his final run of the big-air event. Oh, and by the way, he had some broken ribs when he did it. You know, from a previous crash.

Johnny Knoxville is beginning to look like a coward, right?

"It's probably the stupidest thing I've done in my whole life," Horgmo said. "It didn't feel right doing it. I don't think the jump was right for that trick." Whatever you say buddy, whatever you say.

Just next time you're celebrating, try not to sling your goggles straight at someone's face, okay?

Torstein Horgmo's goggle-to-stranger's-face malfunction