[Ads-l] Dating of McTwist (October 1984)

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 30 13:35:51 UTC 2015


A skateboard and snowboard trick recently added to Oxford Dictionaries and
dated 1980s, named after Mike McGill.

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/02/vishing-unboxing-teachable-moments-new-words-added-oxforddictionaries-com/
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/McTwist

Here's the October 1984 Thrasher magazine (Vol. 4, No. 10) which has "540°
McTwist" on the front page and headlining a photo-spread:

[Begin]
But then, at the last Del Mar contest, Mike McGill unveiled the ultimate
trick, the 540° McTwist. Word is, he makes 90% of his attempts at this
trick. Kasai and Hawk are already attempting it, but, as of this time, have
only succeeded a few times. Mike McGill's 540° McTwist, easily the trick of
1984.
[End]

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/october-1984/
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/images/image/Features/2009/1984_mag/8410/800t/8410p32-p33crop.jpg

The September 2004 Thrasher, reflecting on 20 years of the twist,
interviewed McGill who said he came up with the move in Sweden in the
summer of 1984 and before showing it at Del Mar, and that "Rodney Mullen
then named it the McTwist".

http://powellperalta.tumblr.com/post/17312506239/mctwist

Hugo

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