The D-spin is a trick
invented by skier Mike Douglas
. He came up with the trick accidentally in 1998 while trying to learn a McTwist
. Mike decided to name it by using the first letter of his last name. He describes the most basic D-spin as a cross between a backflip
360 and corkscrew
720. When people argue which it is, it's a D-spin. Once you start to add more rotation
s in, it is easily distinguished and it gets its own unique style.
I'm not going to go in depth on how to perform this trick because I've never tried it before, but I will give a general description. The beginning of the trick involves spinning as if you were doing a corkscrew: parallel to the ground and rotating about your length. Coming out of the trick is what distinguishes it from a corkscrew. Once you're almost done spinning, you need to get inverted and finish your rotation.