10 Snowboard Tricks to Learn Next – Tutorial Video
10 snowboard tricks to learn next on your snowboard. These snowboard tricks are in order and each one will teach you a skills you can use in the next trick on the list. Remember to learn at your own pace and practice in a safe area.
The first snowboard trick on the list is tripods. Tripods are a fun butter trick and will challenge you to take your weight past your tail. Get used to the tripod by first doing them on the spot where you plant your hands in the snow and practice balancing your body. When you’re ready for the run, I find that its easier to do the tripod on a steeper slope.
Next, take your ollie skills and reverse them to get the nollie. Nollies are sometimes forgotten, but if you can add them to your trick list they can add a lot of style to your riding. The key for a good nollie is moving your weight to the nose of your boards and extending off your front foot.
In the last list we learned front 3’s, and now its time for the back 3! Back 3’s outside the park are a safe way to get used to spinning. It’s also gives you the time to perfect your line in, wind up, and pop which are the three skills needed to get the back 3 around.
Continue to improve your spinning skills by spinning butters. Butters are fun because you can do them at anytime and without a terrain park. Butters will teach your how to create spin, and how to hold a press.
Next head into the park for Back Shifty’s. You can first practice your back shifty on the snow, then take the movement into the air. Twisting in the air with your back foot across and your back hand countering. Mastering the Back shifty will help you with next trick on the list, Method grabs.
The method is a classic snowboard grab and one that you can add a lot of style to. The breakdown of the method grab is to simply grab your heel edge with your front hand, either between your bindings or infront of your binding. At the same time twisting in the air to bring your board around in front of you.
Another snowboard trick that you’ll need your back shifty skills for is the front boardslide. This is stylish trick that you can start practicing on easy boxes. Take your time progressing the boardslide, first getting onto the box 5050 and twisting out the boardslide more each time.
Now it time for the first spin to learn on a jump, the frontside 180. The front 1 is great spin to start with because you can see the takeoff and landing the entire time. Use the same skill you gained doing 180’s outside the park to breakdown the trick and land it successfully.
At the same time as learning the frontside 180 you can start practicing the backside 180. It’s a slightly more difficult spin because the landing is blind, but it can also be a bit easier because your taking off from your toe edge. Switch riding is really key for 180 tricks, so you have the confidence to commit to the switch landing.
Combine your front and back 180 skills together for doing 180’s on and off a box. For this trick you do a different style of 180, where you use a twisting motion to get the 180 around clean and quick. Practice your twisting 180 motion outside the park first so you have the muscle memory for when it’s time to hit the box.
Have fun adding these ten snowboard tricks to your trick list and working though each one. To share photos and videos of your snowboard tricks, and if you want feedback, connect on Instagram and use the hashtag #mytricklist. For videos to help you learn all these snowboard tricks check out the trick playlist. Give this video a thumbs up if it help you out. Remember to Subscribe guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!
10 Snowboard Hacks
In this video I want to share with you guys 10 snowboard hacks. A hack is basically an very easy solution to a big or annoying problem. I’ve learned these snowboard hacks over the years from friends or just through trial and error.
The first snowboard hack is for sore feet. I think everyone has experienced this and It’s cause by locking your foot into a tight space. An easy solution is to loosen up the bottom half of your boot. This will give your foot room to move around and relieve that pain. Keep the top section of your boot tight to maintain responsiveness as you ride.
The next hack is for foggy goggles. Goggle fog can be super annoying and dangerous if you can’t see where you’re going. This is caused by your breath going up into your goggles, or when you put your goggles on you forehead where most of you body heat escapes from. Get rid of the fog by pulling your face mask down to make a clear air way for you breath and if you do need to take your goggles off take them right off your head.
With so many pieces of equipment to remember your bound to forget stuff and something I’ve forgotten a few times is a belt. This can be annoying because snowboard pants are heavy especially if you get them wet, making them hard to keep up as you ride. A quick fix is to take the lace out of your shoe and use that as a belt to keep you pants high for the day.
A big problem on the mountain that you may not realize is dehydration. Because your up on the mountain in the cold you might not feel thirsty and go without drinking. Dehydration can make you feel drowsy and could affect your riding. I try and take a water break every few hours and this helps me to stay more alert an keep my energy levels up!
While your in for some water you may be temping to have a big lunch in the chalet. A big lunch can slow you down on your board and it can be expensive too. Pack some fruit or energy bars for snacks as you ride and save the big meals for before and after.
One of the danger of getting on the chairlift is your high back being broken. This happens because the space between the chair and the snow can be narrow, and if you high back is sticking up it can get crushed by the weight of the chair. To prevent this, kick your high back down every time you get on the chair.
When you’re walking to the mountain it can be tough to carry all the things you need like you helmet, goggle and gloves. I always stick my gloves and goggle into my helmet, string them through the helmet strap, then clip the strap to my belt buckle. Now I can walk to the mountain with my hands free to carry my board.
So when you’re just starting out it can be awkward to carry your snowboard. The best technique is to grab your board so your binding is resting on your forearm. This can cause another problem though, which is your board rubbing against your jacket and possibly creating a hole. So, make sure that you carry your board away from your body, so it doesn’t rub on your jacket. You can also carry your snowboard by your binding, kinda like a briefcase.
The next hack is for riding with ear buds. I love to snowboard and listen to music but sometime if the mountain is busy I like to be able to hear the people around me, to avoid a possible collision. So I’ll take one ear bud out, then I can listen to music and hear what’s around me.
One of the most common ways I see boards get damaged is when people leave their snowboard against a wall and then the board slide over or get knocked over by accident. Put your board on the ski rack or if there’s no rack lean your board into a corner.
An annoying problem is when you forget to wax your board and your board sticks to the snow as you ride. Save a wasted day by carrying a stick of rub on wax with you. It only takes a few seconds to apply and keeps your board running fast all day, until the next time you can get a hot wax.
I hope these 10 snowboard hacks help you out. If you have any snowboard hacks it would be great to hear about them in the comment section. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video!