Video: The 10 Coolest Snowboard Tricks Featuring Shaun White and Others
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you've seen Shaun White's ridiculous Double McTwist 1260. It's become the world's best snowboarder's signature trick, and with good reason. It's downright ridiculous.
However, there is a whole world of ridiculous snowboard tricks out there, some of which you could argue or more impressive than White's McTwist.
As we move through the 10 Coolest Snowboard Tricks, we'll also meet some of the world's best snowboarders.
Pictured: American Travis Parker
That's a backflip, while spinning 360 degrees. Ridiculous. Here is Travis Parker pulling the Backflip 360 and some other sick tricks.
Front Double Cork 1080
Pictured: American Kevin Pearce
Here is the first of a bunch tricks that snowboard legend Shaun White invented. Who better to show you how to pull a Front Double Cork 10 then Shaun White himself?
Note: Pearce recently suffered a traumatic brain injury while practicing. He faces a long road to recovery, but is making steady progress.
Double Back Rodeo
Pictured: Austrian Gigi Ruf
The Double Back Rodeo is another trick that Shaun White mastered when he disppeared into the Colorado wilderness to train for the 2009-2010 season on the private halfpipe he had built. Here is Eric Beauchemin showing us what the Double Back Rodeo looks like.
Pictured: American Travis Rice
Travis Rice is one of the best Big Air snowboarders in the world. He has won the past two Winter X Big Air competitions, and has earned the nickname Paul Revere because of the way he has revolutionized the sport. Here he pulls off a ridiculous Rodeo 180.
Double Cork 1260
Pictured: American Jake Blauvelt
The Double Cork 1260 is two rotations on the vertical axis, all while spinning three-and-one-half times. It's enough to make you dizzy. Check out Joel Fuquay hitting this insane trick.
Cab Double Cork 1080
Pictured: Fin Jussi Oksanen
Another sick Shaun White invention resulting from his private halfpipe sessions in Colorado. The Cab Double Cork 10 is another variation of the Front Double Cork 10. Once again, we learn from the master.
Picured: American Scotty Lago
Four-and-one-half rotations, all while grabbing the nose. Ulrik Badertscher set a World Record when he pulled this first ever 1620. Just amazing.
Switch Back 900
Pictured: Fin Peetu Piiroinen
Here is Shaun White showing us the Switch Back 900. It took him a little while to figure this one out, but he's since mastered it. This trick is just insane.
Switch Double Backflip
Pictured: Fin Eero Ettala
A Switch Double is two backflips from the switch stance, or opposite of a rider's normal stance. Here is Finnish superstar Eero Ettala's sick Switch Double.
Double McTwist 1260
Pictured: American Shaun White
The Double McTwist 1260 is the trick that Shaun White finished his gold medal run in Vancouver with. What could White possibly do next to top this trick!? Here is video of Shaun hitting the Double McTwist 12 in practice.
Click here to read about my interview with Shaun White!