How to 180 On & Off a Box Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
Learn how to 180 on and off a box. This is a fun intermediate trick, which combines a lot of different 180 skills. To help make learning this trick easy I’m going to break down into three parts, teach you the 180 skills needed to complete each part and how you can prepare for this trick outside the park.
The first part of this trick is the twisting 180 On. As you approach the box you need get ready to do a quick 180 on from your heel edge. For the twisting 180 first turn your upper body forward, then twist you lower body and snowboard around. This twisting motion will get your board on 180 quickly and stop your snowboard from rotating too much. You can practice this twisting motion outside the park first on an easy flat slope.
The second part of this trick is landing your spin on the box switch, with your snowboard flat. You need to be confident landing on the box switch so you can commit to the 180 on. You also need to be in control sliding switch so you can set up the 180 off. Practice switch 5050’s on the box first to get comfortable sliding switch. You can also practice your switch landings outside the park, working on landing with your snowboard fairy flat.
The third part of this trick is doing a switch 180 off without using your edges. Because you’re sliding across hard plastic you cant use your edge to help you 180. You can twist off with your snowboard flat or you can nollie 180 off which gives you more time in the air before the landing. Use the twisting motion, so you can quickly get the spin around and stop the rotation for the landing. As you get to the end of the box turn your upper body backwards, then twist your lower body and snowboard 180. You can also practice this switch nollie 180 outside the park.
Take the time to master all your 180 skills on an easy slope, before you bring them together on a small box in the park. Once your comfortable with 180’s on and off boxes you can start working your way up towards 180’s on and off more difficult features like down boxes and rails.
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How to Butter 180 Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
Learn how to do butter 180 snowboarding. A butter 180 is a really fun ground trick, that you can practice all over the mountain, without a terrain park. The butter 180 combines a lot of different snowboard skills that you can get creative with and add style to.
I’m going to break this trick down into two parts, the press and the 180. I’ll also show you the progression of this trick, so you practice on the flat ground, mellow slopes and off lips.
The first part of this trick is getting into the press. The key to a good press is being able to move your weight around over your snowboard. For the tail press bend your back leg and move your weight over your tail. A trick to help you get into the press is to reach your back hand down towards the snow and feel the weight of the press evenly on the side of your foot. Having a soft snowboard or a reverse camber board will make pressing much easier.
The next part of this trick is the 180. Start by turning your upper body to face the direction you want to 180 in. With your upper body turned you can now twist your legs and snowboard. This turn and twist motion will get your snowboard around quickly and stop you from spinning past 180. It’s important to turn and face your upper body a full 90 degrees to be able to twist your snowboard a full 180 degrees. To get the 180 into the air do a small ollie out of the tail press. You can continue the butter 180 by landing in a press, turning your upper body and twisting another 180.
If you’re new to pressing your snowboard you can start by practicing on the flat ground. Once you’re comfortable pressing, you can add in the 180. Take this to the next level by practicing nose and tail presses on a mellow slope. You can also twist your board 180 as you ride to get used to the twisting motion. Once you have butter 180’s on a mellow slope dialed, you can find a small lip or roller to butter 180 off.
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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!
10 Tricks for Preseason Snowboard Training Video
10 tricks and skills to practice for preseason snowboard training. Doing this kind of off preseason snowboard training can refresh yours snowboard skills and get you in the mindset to learn new snowboard tricks.
1. Tail Press
The first two trick you can practice are nose and tail presses. These are great skills you can use on the snow, rail and in butters. To get int the press move your hips over your tail, while you bend your leg. A soft or reverse camber board will help you get into the press.
3. Jump (Pop)
Bend your knees, then jump even off your front and back foot. Suck your knees up and keep your board level.
Move you weight back over your tail, then extend off your back foot. As you spring off your tail suck both knees up to get your board level in the air.
Move your weight over your nose, then extend your front foot. As you spring off your nose suck both knees up to get your board level in the air.
6. Front 180
For the front 180 start by turning your body forward, then jump even off both feet and twist your hips to bring your board around.
7. Back 180
For the back 180 start by turning your upper body back toward your tail, then jump even off both feet and twist your hips to bring your board around.
8. Nollie 180
Combine a Nollie and twisting 180 to get the Nollie 180.
For the Tripod turn your upper body and reach down to plant your hands behind your tail. Move all your weight out over your tail to flex your board.
Practice grabbing your board in different places get used to how each grab feels and build you muscle memory so you’ll know how it should feel in the air.
How to 180 Off Rails – Snowboarding Tricks Tutorial
In this video I’ve got some tips for doing a 180 off rails. If you’re comfortable on rails, then you can add this to your trick list frontside or backside. 180 is the first spin to learn off rails, and can lead to other spins off like 270 and 360. The key to landing this trick is coming in with the skills to ride the rail to the end, execute the 180 off, and commit to the landing.
Before you 180 off you first need to be consistently riding the rail to the end. Stay balance on the rail with you knees bent, weight centered and head looking to the end. Get onto the rail with a bit of speed, to help keep your momentum going straight. If you’re not ready for rails, you can start by practicing on boxes first.
To execute the 180 off you need to turn and twist your upper and lower body separately. Setup the 180 by turning your upper body back 90 degrees, while keeping your board pointed straight on the rail. Then as you start to come off, twist your lower body and board to complete the 180. For frontside start by turning your upper body forward 90, then twist your lower body and board to 180 off. Practice this turn and twist 180 on the snow and jumps before taking to the rail.
The last part of the trick is committing to the landing. Whether you are coming off the rail frontside or backside, you’ll be landing switch. To commit to this trick you have to be confident with your switch landing. This starts with being able to ride switch with speed and ride out your switch landing on jumps. When you’re confident with your switch landings, you won’t hesitate to commit to the 180 off.
Good luck with the 180 off rails guys! If you have any question or if you have some tips for this trick you can leave them in the comment section. If you’re looking to learn more rail tricks you can check out the rail playlist. Remember to give this video a thumbs up. thanks for watching!
How to Frontside 180 Snowboarding – Trick Tutorial
Tips on how to do frontside 180 in the terrain park. The frontside 180 is a great beginner tricks, it was actually the very first trick I ever learned snowboarding. As soon as I could ollie, carve and ride switch I started practicing frontside 180’s. It’s great beginner trick because you don’t need much air to do it, you can see your takeoff and landing the entire time and it’s a trick that opens the door to a lot of other tricks.
To start lets break down front 180’s into three parts. The ride in, wind up and pop.
For the front 180 you need to come into the lip on your heel edge. Plan to do a toe turn before the jump, followed by a heel turn so you arrive at the lip on your heels with your snowboard pointed straight. You want to do a heel turn in because you’re continuing the 180 in the same direction as the turn. It will also give you a solid platform to pop and spin from.
As you ride in start winding up for the spin. Have you upper body facing back slightly, then as you get to the lip up the jump rotate your upper body forward. Keep you core stiff so your legs and board follow. You only need a small amount of wind up and rotation to get the front 180 around.
Pop off your heels to get the 180 into the air. As you get to lip jump even off both feet. this will keep you level in the air, and set you up for a level landing a bit on your toes. A level pop will also give you the time in air to get the 180 around. You could also ollie off the lip, but make sure comfortable with your ollie so you can keep yourself level in the air and for the landing.
You can first start practicing 180’s outside the park off the ground, up banks and off side hits. Work on the skills in the 180 by mastering your jumps, carving and switch riding. Once you get comfortable with front 180’s in the park, you can start experimenting with 180’s on boxes and rails and spins in other directions. If you guys have any questions about this trick or if you guys have any tips for frontside 180’s you can leave them in the comment section. If you liked this video’s give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. Thanks for watching guys! and I’ll see you in the next video.
How to Backside 180 in the Park – Snowboarding Tricks
Tips to Backside 180 in the terrain park. 180’s are the first spin you want to learn in the park and the first trick where you land switch. I’m going to break down each part of the backside 180,show you how you can practicing 180’s outside the terrain park and how you can practice right now at home.I break down the backside 180 into 4 parts. The approach, takeoff, rotation and landing.
On the approach plan your turns up to the lip, so you can spin off your toe edge. Do a heel turn before the kicker then a toe turn on the kicker. Arrive at the lip on you toe edge, with your snowboard pointed straight.
Takeoff from the lip by popping level off your toe edge. Popping level off both feet will give you the time in the air to get the 180 around. A level pop will also keep you level in the air and set you up for a level landing.
Rotate off the lip to get the backside 180 spin around. As you approach the lip have your shoulders slightly facing forward, then as you pop off the lip rotate your shoulders backward. Your snowboard will follow your shoulders as you rotate from 0 to 90 to 180 degrees. If you don’t rotate enough you can twist your body to finish the 180.
As the 180 comes around look down to spot your landing. Get ready to absorb the landing by bending your knees. If your take off was level off you toes then your landing should be level and a bit on your heels. Make sure your switch riding is solid so you can ride out the 180 clean.
There are a lot of 180 skills you can practice outside the park. Practice the rotation and pop by spinning 180’s off the flat ground, as you ride across the slope and off the carpet at home. Make sure your carving turns are solid for the approach and your switch riding is solid for the landing. You can find links to all these videos in the description below. If you guys have any question or if you have any tips for doing back 180’s you can leave them in comment section. Thanks for watching and subscribe to see upcoming trick videos.
How to 180 Outside the Park – Snowboarding Tricks
The next step after standing 180’s, is learning how to 180 across the the run. By doing 180’s across the hill you’ll learn how to create the line that sets up the 180, the timing you need to put your riding and 180 together, and how to 180 in all directions including switch.
The first thing to focus on is the line you carve across the hill. This will give you a solid platform to spin your 180 from. You want to start by going across the hill with a bit of speed, then turning slightly up hill at the end. By turning you snowboard uphill you will slow your speed down so you can set yourself set up for the 180. Carve your board across the slope with your edge dug into the snow. This will give you that solid platform to spin from. Your snowboard should leave a clean line in the snow behind you.
Time the 180 so that you are spinning at the point where you’re turning your board up hill. This will keep you in control of your speed when your board leaves the ground and when you land. As you carve across the slope start to pre wind your body, and bend your knees. Jump off your edge evenly from both feet, and rotate your body to get the 180 around. Remember that you always want the front of your snowboard to spin up hill, so plan your wind up to spin in that direction.
By riding across the slope you’ll be able practice 180’s in all directions. Switch 180’s can even be easier because you land riding regular. If you have any trouble riding switch practice that first and you will learn how to 180 much faster. Regular and switch 180’s are really easy to learn across a slope because you are in control of your speed, and there’s lots of space on the slope to try them.
Go out and practice 180’s across the hill focusing on carving that line, timing everything together, and spinning in all directions. If you have any trouble learning how to 180, check out the Step 1 video on 180’s, also the video on riding switch. You can leave any questions in the comment box. Subscribe to see upcoming trick videos. Check out the links in the description to Facebook and Twitter for live updates and photos. Thanks you for watching and for supporting this channel!
How to 180 Step 1 – Snowboarding Trick
When learning how to 180 on your snowboard the first step is to 180 with your snowboard on the ground. Here you can get comfortable spinning 180. There are three parts to doing 180’s on the ground.
The first part is getting onto the edge of your snowboard to give yourself a platform to spin from. Set yourself up on your toe edge for backside 180’s and heel edge for frontside 180’s.
The second part is jumping to give yourself time in the air to get the 180 around. Bend your knees and try and keep your back straight so you can jump straight into the air. Make sure you jump even off both feet this will keep your snowboard level in the air.
The third thing is to wind up your body so you can get the 180 around. For backside 180’s winding up facing forward then rotate your body backwards. For frontside 180 winding up backwards then rotate your body forward. An easy way to remember which way to wind up is t remember that you want the front of your snowboard to always spin up hill.
Practice doing 180’s on the ground until you really have them dialed. Focus on the three parts that complete the 180, creating a platform with your edge to spin from, jumping even off both feet to give yourself time in the air, and winding up to get the 180 around. Have fun learning how to 180!