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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
The cork is just an off axis rotation. You had a single off axis rotation, you start goofy and land goofy..... cork 7 is 2 full off axis rotations. Cork 10 is 3 Cork 12 is 3.5.

Triple cork 1440 is 3 feet over head flips with 4 off axis full rotations.
Double cork 10 is 2 flips feet over head and 3 off axis spins....

Look the videos up online and count the spins vs flips and watch what the judging calls them.... There are a lot of times they call them corks that it really isn't because your supposed to have the board/feet pass over your head while spinning for it to be a cork.... I just got out of a 3 hour acrobatics class doing tramps with kids that do these corked out tricks... Doubles and triples. Hard to watch in real time and count....
Honestly in snowboarding we just call everything off axis a cork, even if it's not feet above head. Skiers are the ones who tend to be a bit more anal when it comes to precise names for off-axis spins.

Original poster: For reference, this is what a corked 540 should look like -

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