Video shows off White's new halfpipe trick

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm •  Published: December 26, 2013
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Shaun White's adding a new twist for Sochi.

Well, half a twist, really.

On a video posted to a sponsor's YouTube site Thursday, White shows the world the trick he's been working on for the upcoming Olympics.

It's a frontside double-cork 1440, which resembles his Double McTwist 1260 but adds another half revolution of twist inside the two head-over-heels flips.

"Just that subtle a change, it throws the whole axis of the trick off," White told The Associated Press earlier this month. "It's a completely different thing."

White's McTwist 1260 had been the most difficult trick on the halfpipe. He perfected it in the lead-up to the Vancouver Olympics and landed it on his second run at the games, using it even though he'd already wrapped up the gold medal on his first run.

He says he's pleased with the 1440 and has no problem showing the competition what he's got up his sleeve.

"Just because you can see the trick doesn't mean it's easy to duplicate," he said.

White has been dealing with an ankle injury over the first two Olympic qualifying events.



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