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Winter Olympics men's snowboard halfpipe: Shaun White and Scotty James go for gold – live!

12.50am GMT

The best evidence yet that Shaun White has this under control …

… is the vote of confidence from Leslie Jones.

Hey I got to go to the “Black Panther” premiere!!! But wanted to wish @shaunwhite luck!!! @NBCOlympics @Olympics pic.twitter.com/xnQNYH1m06

12.44am GMT

How do you watch this?

To an extent, it’s like figure skating. They get into the air and spin. One big difference is that figure skating uses “double” and “triple” to say how many times someone has spun around, while snowboarders require us to remember that a circle is 360 degrees. You’ll see references to 540 (one and a half times around), 720 (twice), 900 (etc.), 1080 (three), 1260 (etc) and the mythical 1440.

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