How to Twist 180 Snowboarding
Tips on how to twist 180 snowboarding. These are essential for your trick list because they’re a very quick way to 180, you can do them off any edge, and you can even do them from an Ollie or nollie. They are also key if you want learn 180’s off boxes and rails. The difference between a twisting and traditional 180 is in the traditional style you wind up and rotate to get the 180 around, where in the twisting style you just turn your shoulders and twist your board below you.
To start, practice the twisting motion as you ride. Turning your shoulders in the direction you want to 180, then twisting your hips to slide your board around. Twisting like this is a great way to practice and improve your switch riding as well.
Once you have the twisting while riding down, stop on the side of the slope and add in the jump. Build a platform by getting your edge firmly into the snow. Turn your head and shoulder into the direct you want to 180 snowboarding. Bend your knees and jump into the air as you twist your hips and board around. Land on the opposite edge with your knees bent and back fairly straight. Keeping your weight balanced over the center of your board.
Next find mellow slope where you have some space to twist the 180 while riding. Start at a speed you’re comfortable with, riding across the slope is a great way to control your speed while twisting the 180 snowboarding. Build up your speed as you improve and you could even find a ledge to get some extra height. Remember to break this trick down into the individual parts to get it around successfully. Switch riding is always key for having the confidence to commit to the landing. My personal favorite for this trick is come in on my heel edge, then do a nollie into backside 180.
So, remember guys start out with some twists as your ride, then add in the jump on side of the slope, before practicing on mellow runs and small ledges. If you found this video helpful remember to give it a thumbs up. Connect with me on Instagram to share your snowboard photos and video and to enter the latest contests. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!