"I take a good angle into the wall -- not straight up and down. That allows me to land higher on the transition and maintain speed."
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