How to Frontside 360 Snowboarding – Trick Tutorial
In this video I’ve got some tips for doing your first frontside 360 snowboarding. The front 360 snowboarding is an iconic trick and a goal of a lot of riders who are just starting to learn tricks. To help you land this tricks I’m going to break down each part of the front 360, show you how to bring it all together, and go over a few common mistakes.
First find a small lip outside the park where you can practice.
You want to ride in for the front 360 carving on your heel edge. This creates a platform with your board, you can jump and spin from. The reason you need to come in on a heel carve is because you’ll be spinning the same direction as the turn.
For the rotations, wind your arms back as you ride in , then rotate your arms forward as you get to the lip. This windup and rotation is key for getting the spin around.
Finally bend your knees as you ride in so you can pop off the lip and get yourself into the air. This pop will give you the airtime you need to get the 360 around.
The key to nailing the front 360 is all in the timing. You need to perfectly time your rotation with your pop off the lip. You can see that as I’m approaching the lip I hold the rotation back until the last second, when I pop off the lip. Waiting until this point will carry the moment you build with the wind up into the air and get the 360 around.
There are a few common mistakes that can happen when trying this trick. The first is rotating too early. This will kill your momentum and leave you stuck spinning 180 or maybe 270. Another common mistake is not popping level. If your takeoff is not level then your landing won’t be level. For front 3 it’s common to be leaning too far over you heels, then sliding out on your heels in the landing.
If your not quite ready for the front 360 snowboarding, you can practice carving, jumps and front 180’s to build the skills that will help you land this trick!
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