Snowboarder Valentino Guseli smashes world record

Dalmeny's snowboarding prodigy Valentino Guseli smashes the world record for the highest halfpipe air. Image: Tommy Pyatt.
Dalmeny's snowboarding prodigy Valentino Guseli smashes the world record for the highest halfpipe air. Image: Tommy Pyatt.

Dalmeny's teen snowboarder Valentino Guseli has broken a world record for the highest air in a halfpipe.

The day before his 16th birthday, Valentino kitted up to hit the the tallest snow halfpipe in the world, located in LAAX, Switzerland.

Valentino was filmed and measured to claim the highest snowboard air of 7.3m (24ft) on Wednesday, March 31.

The superpipe has walls 6.90m (22.6ft) tall, which sent Valentino soaring more than 14m in the air from the ground up.

The camera crew set up to record Valentino Guseli's jump in the Laax superpipe. Image: Tommy Pyatt.

The camera crew set up to record Valentino Guseli's jump in the Laax superpipe. Image: Tommy Pyatt.

The previous Guiness World Record record holder was three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White. The American snowboarder held the record since 2010.

Valentino has been hitting jumps since the age of 5. Proud mum Kristen Guseli knew he was capable of such an achievement.

Valentino Guseli measuring at 7.3m (24ft) from the coping of the halfpipe. Image: Tommy Pyatt.

Valentino Guseli measuring at 7.3m (24ft) from the coping of the halfpipe. Image: Tommy Pyatt.

"There was no way we would let him do it if he wasn't completely capable of pulling it off," she said.

"His 11 years of progression leads to these things."

Soon, he will be back in Australia hitting up the slopes at Thredbo and Perisher before chasing the winter back to the northern hemisphere in the lead up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

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