How to Backside 360 Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
The first step to learning how to Backside 360 snowboarding. When first attempting 360’s you want to find a place to practice outside the park on side hit. Here you can perfect your 360 technique and the terrain is much more forgiving if you bail.
I’m going to break down the backside 360 into 3 parts. The first is the line in, the second is the windup and the third is the pop.
The first and most important part of the three is your line in. You want to approach the side hit carving in on you toe edge. Your toe edge will give you a solid platform to spin the 360 from. Its also easier to spring back 360’s from your toe edge because you continue the spin in the same direction as the toe turn.
The second part of the 360 is the windup. For a backside 3 you to wind up by facing forward towards the jump. Then as you get to the lip of the side hit rotate your upper body backwards towards your snowboards tail. Keep your core stiff so that your legs and board follow the rotation. Keep looking your head around to keep the rotation going until you can spot the landing.
The third part of the 360 is the pop. As you get to the lip of the side hit you want to pop evenly off your toe edge. This will give you height and the time in the air to get the 360 around. Popping evenly off both feet will also keep you level in the air so your landing will be level on your snowboard.
Put the line, wind and pop together to nail your back 3’s. If you have trouble landing the 360 you can look back at your line, wind and pop and see which part you need to work on.
If you want to make the backside 360 even easier you can practice riding up side banks and spinning the 360 on the wall. When you’re practicing the backside 360 outside the park make sure all your landing are clear of other riders. Once you have 3’s dialed on side hits then you’ll be ready to take them to a small park jump. Check out the next video where I’ll teach you how to 360 inside the park. Leave me any question in the comment box or leave a video comment with you attempting a backside 360 and I can give you feedback on that. Thanks for watching!