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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Consider the modern miracle of the 1260 spin


August 9, 2019

Professional skateboarder Mitchell “Mitchie” Brusco, 22, competing Saturday in Skateboard Big Air at the X Games Minneapolis 2019, became the first skateboarder in history of the world to land a 1260 in the competition. That’s a spin of 3.5 rotations.

Did anyone imagine such a thing could be done in the beginning?

Skateboarding is relatively new in the history of sports. Sure the wheel has been around literally for ages, but it wasn’t until the 1940s that someone yanked them off some roller skates and attached them to a crate and board to make a scooter of sorts.

Then some surfe...

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