How to Backside Boardslide – Snowboarding Tricks
Tips for doing Backside Boardslides on a snowboard. Back boards are a really fun trick and one of the first tricks you should learn in the park. To make learning this trick easy, I’m going to break down each part of the trick, show you how to practice this trick outside the park and how to avoid the most common mistake that people make.
To start lets break down the Backside boardslide into three parts. The approach, on the box, and landing.
As you approach for the boardslide you want to have a bit of speed and be coming at the box in a straight line. Do one or two speed checks with your board on the approach to set your speed. Give yourself lots of space to point your board straight and flat, with a bit more weight on your toe edge.
As you get onto the box you want to get you board sideways and get your weight centered. To get your snowboard sideways you need to do two things. Turn hips and legs forward as your upper body and arms turn backward. This twisting motion will get you board sideways and lock in the boardslide. To keep your weight centered bend your knees and reach your front hand down towards the snow.
For the landing you want to come off the end of the box, land solid and ride way clean. Come out of the boardslide by untwisting your body. Bend your knees to absorb the landing, then plan to do a few turns to ride it out.
The most important tip is to first practice back boards outside the park. Find a mellow run where you can practice twisting your body into the boardslide position. You can safely practice this on the snow and train your body until the movement is automatic. Then when you’re ready for the park find an easy feature that you’re already comfortable doing 50/50’s on.
The most common mistake people make is they have to much weight over their heel edge. This will cause you to slide out onto your butt. Keep your knees bent and your front hand reaching down so your weight stays forward and more centered over your snowboard.
Put all these tips together to help you nail your back boardslides. If you guys have any questions or if you have any tips for doing boardslides that I missed you can leave them in the comment box. Thank for watching and I’ll see you in the next video!