How to Backside Boardslide – Snowboarding Tricks

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!

 

How to Frontside Boardslide Snowboarding – Tutorial Video

How to Frontside Boardslide Snowboarding – Tutorial Video

In this video I want to teach you how to frontside Boardslide. The frontside boardslide is a really fun trick because you can make them stylish and you can add them into combinations with other tricks. Front boards can seem difficult to learn at first, because your snowboard is sliding backwards. But I’ve got a few tips which will make learning front boards easy.

To start lets break down the trick into two parts. The first part is the twist. To get your board sideways you need to push your back foot out, and at the same time reach your back hand the opposite way. This twisting motion will get your snowboard sideways and lock in the trick. You can start off with a small twist, then as you progress make the twist bigger, getting your frontside boardslide completely sideways. As you come off the box simply untwist your body to ride out straight.

The second part of the front board is where you put your weight. Keep your knees bent and back fairly straight so your weight is centered and your snowboard slides flat.  If your legs are too straight and your waist is bent then you could slide out on your toes.  Your weight also needs to be bit more over your front foot. With you weight over your front foot it will be much easier to push out your back foot.

To make learning front boards easy, you first have to take them outside the park. Practice the twisting motion on the snow, and in the air. Practice outside the park until you are super comfortable. Then when you take it to a small box the motion will feel natural. You can even 5050 onto the box first, then twist out the boardslide.

Try this trick out and let me know how it goes. Leave any question you have in the comment box and tell me what trick video I should make next. Thanks for watching and for supporting Snowboardprocamp!