How do snowboard tricks get their names?

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Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 15_396604

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 24: Kyle Mack of the United States competes during the Men’s Big Air Final Run 1 on day 15 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 24, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Nexstar) — American silver medalist Kyle Mack earned his spot on the podium after snowboarding’s Big Air event in the Winter Olympics with a trick called the Bloody Dracula.

So, where exactly do those tricks get their names? Jack Doles caught up with Kyle Mack for an explanation and it turns out, it involves some math.

Tap play in the player above to hear Mack explain how it all works and about the start of his snowboarding career in an unlikely place.

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