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Technique: Halfpipe Snowboarding

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  • Who
    Kelly Clark
  • What
    Snowboard halfpipe
  • When
    Competition begins Feb. 12

A few years ago, Clark took inventory of her riding and asked herself, Whats missing? The answer: inverted spins. So in 2011, in the midst of a 16-event win streak, she added the frontside cork 720 to her quiver. At X Games Aspen 2013, Clark launched the trick 11 feet out of the halfpipe on her final hit, nailing her most technically difficult run ever. Heres how the soon-to-be four-time Olympian and 2002 gold medalist plans to stick the 720 in Sochi. -- Alyssa Roenigk

Photograph by Tom Zikas
  • Marissa Castelli, Simon Shnapir
  • Heather McPhie
  • Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton
  • Sarah Hendrickson
  • Erika Brown, Debbie McCormick, Jessica Schultz, Ann Swishelm
  • Heather Richardson
  • Kelly Clark

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