How To Mctwist
Need to know how to McTwist? When the snow starts falling, it's time to head out to the slopes to impress everyone with your snowboarding prowess, but if you don't want to embarrass yourself then you need to learn some advanced tricks, like the McTwist. The McTwist was invented and first performed by Mike McGill in 1984, and soon after that, a number of variations on the original McTwist were created. The trick involves combining a backside 540 and a flip, while doing a mute grab. Some people have started referring to a backside 540 as a McTwist, but the original trick included the flip.
- Gather some speed on the slope. Without enough speed you won't have enough air to complete the McTwist.
- Crouch down on the board as you approach the jump. Extend your legs as you travel up the ramp or wall.
- As you clear the ramp, bring your lead shoulder down to grab the board between your feet on your tow side. This type of grab is called a mute grab.
- Use the motion of your shoulder to start your flip. Bring you board up over your head while you start to twist.
- Turn toward the direction your toes are facing. This will start the required rotation for the trick. In order to complete the McTwist, you need to complete 540 degrees of rotation. This means that your lead foot going up the ramp will be the lead foot going down the ramp. Extend your legs to bring the board down to the ramp as you land.