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Spin Science

Updated: May 1, 2009, 2:20 PM ET
By Jeff Foss

Running backs spin erratically to evade tackles. Figure skaters spin gracefully to impress judges. Tennis players put reckless topspin on their volleys and golfers add deft backspin to their chips. BMXers spin handlebars, pitchers spin curveballs, and foosballers spin their tiny painted men.

Dizzy yet? Good.

The fact of the matter is that spinning and sports go hand in hand. In the world of snowboarding, where styles and opinions differ dramatically from one rider to the next, spinning ...

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