Technique: Mogul Skiing

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  • Who
    Heather McPhie
  • What
    Freestyle moguls skiing
  • When
    Competition starts Feb. 6

In Olympic freestyle moguls skiing, a superlative jump can be the difference between silver and gold. "It provides the wow' factor," says McPhie, a two-time U.S. champion. "It puts a big exclamation point on your run." No trick on the circuit involves a higher degree of difficulty than the D-spin, or off-axis 720, and McPhie (is one of the only women to throw it in competition. The 29-year-old, who crashed in the 2010 Olympics final, hopes to ride the D-spin to redemption in Sochi. Here's how her wow move unfolds. -- Devon O'Neil

Photograph by John Huet
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