There are skateboarding stunts that are crazy dangerous, and then there are moments that are crazy beautiful. Shaun White's final run in the X Games Skateboard Vert competition in 2011 was the latter. The Olympic champion snowboarder and part-time professional skateboarder beat out his vert ramp rival Pierre-Luc Gagnon with a near-perfect procession of tricks that left the announcer tongue-tied as he tried to spit out the grand finale, a "heelflip body varial frontside 540," aka the "armadillo" [source: AP].
The move involves several spins while in a near full-body tuck. View it on YouTube and bask in its impossibility.