How to Nose Grab Snowboarding Trick – Tutorial Video
Tips on how to nose grab and make it look stylish. Three parts of this trick are setting up for the takeoff, grabbing in the air, and doing it with style.
The key to nose grabs is to first set it up really well on the takeoff. Do a few turns before the jump to get your speed right, then pointing your board straight and flat towards the jump. It’s really important to pop or ollie your board off the kicker, this will give you height and time in the air for the grab. On your ride into the jump be really focused on the takeoff first, before thinking about the grab.
In the Air you need to put two things together to get the nose grab. The first is to bend your front knee to get the nose of your board closer to you. It can be hard to bend your front knee without bending your back knee, but it will come naturally with practice. The second thing is to reach your hand out to grab your snowboard. When you reach for you board make sure you’re not leaning forward or you could set your balance off.
To make the nose grab stylish you really want to bone it out. Boning it out basically mean that as you bend your front leg, you are straightening out your back leg. This will exaggerate the angle of your snowboard, so it’s more straight up and down. You can also pull the nose of your board closer to your body with your hand. Bigger jumps will give you the time in the air to hold the grab and make it stylish.
Go out and try nose grabs and let me know how it goes. Did you find nose grabs easy or hard to learn? Leave any questions you still have in the comment area. Thanks to the rider in this video Lara, for throwing down some really sick grabs!