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Video: the physics behind Shaun White's double cork

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We already know that Shaun White's double cork/double McTwist/Whitesnake/whatever-he's-calling-it-now is the best trick in the history of snowboading. But just how much 'the best' is it? Very much. ESPN's Sports Science investigates:

I can't even comprehend being able to flip and spin so much in such a short time, and that's including my pre-kindergarten tumbling class my mom made me take. It makes his face-smashing crash from this weekend even scarier. And it makes the fact that he attempted and landed that same trick just an hour later even more insane.

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