Snowboarding has its own language, its own dress code, its own swagger and attitude… Boarders, shredders, whatever you want to call them, they have a tendency to invent their own tricks and the names to go with them. At the men’s half-pipe competition at the Vancouver Winter Olympic games, Shaun White nailed one of his signature moves, the Double McTwist 1260.
What is the Double McTwist 1260?
The Double McTwist 1260 consists of:
- two board-over-head flips
- within 3 1/2 turns.
So reading just what this trick consists of, one has to wonder just how anyone could ever come up with such a stunt? On a secluded half pipe in the Colorado Rockies that cost a reported $500,000 to build, Shaun White created the move himself . Sponsor Red Bull and Oakley are said to have foot the bill for the special project.