270 Snowboard Training – 3 Steps

270 Snowboard Training – 3 Steps

In this video I’m going to show you the 3 steps to learning 270’s. 270’s off are stylish trick that ads an extra level of difficulty to your board and lipslides. Practicing 270’S off snow is a safe way to learn the trick and gives you the time and repetition to master the movements.
To get you boards around 270 takes a lot of effort, so the first step is to get your body warmed up, by doing easier tricks like 180’s. For 180’s you use the same twisting a rotating movement as the 270, but at a much easier level. This will get the core muscles you use to twist warmed up and get your mind thinking about the 270. You can also get warmed up by practicing the 270 from the flat ground.
The second step is to get comfortable doing boardslides and lipslides. These position sets up the platform, you do the 270 from. Practice getting into the board or liplside in a balanced position, with your body ready to spin 270.
The third step is to whip the 270 around. I call it a whip because you have to use quick movements, with a lot of momentum. To help you whip around, pick a spot on the ground in front of you to look at, then as you rotate, look your head around and back to that same spot. You also want to use your arms and upper body, to wind up and create the rotation and momentum that gets your board around. Use you core muscles so your board follows your upper body around 270.
To recap, first get yourself warmed up by doing some 180’s, then make sure you have your boardslides and lipslides on point, and finally whip the 270 by looking, creating momentum, and using your core. This is a difficult trick, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t get it on your first try. It took me quite a bit of practice before I was able to get it consistently.
So have fun out there training 270’s, for more learn to train off snow, click on the link to the off snow training playlist. If you want to help support Snowboardprocamp and the production of more video series like this one, click on the link to our Patreon page. Thanks for watching guys and have fun training, and I’ll see ya in the next video!

Boardslide & Lipslide Snowboard Training

Boardslide & Lipslide Snowboard Training

In this video I’m going to show you how you can train for boardslides and lipslides off the snow. To help me train I’m using a half foam roller. Boardslides and lipslides can be done frontside or backside and on a variety of different features in the park, from fun boxes, to kinked rails. By training these tricks off the snow you’ll learn the movements to get your board on completely sideways and improve your balance to stay on the feature until the end.
The first skill to focus on is the twisting motion, which gets your board on completely sideways. For the twist you turn your upper and lower body in opposite directions. A trick to help you twist is to reach your back hand and back foot away from each other. Or you can reach your front hand and front foot away from each other too. By twisting you not only get your board sideways, but you set yourself up to untwist and ride out straight. Practice twisting on front boardslide, front lipslide, back boardslide and back lipslide.
The second skill to focus on is balance, which will help keep you on the feature until the end. To keep your board level, make sure your body is centered over the feature. The most common mistake people make when trying their first boardslide is leaning too far back and sliding out onto their butt. Practice landing with your board flat, by keeping your knees bent and back fairly straight. You can tell if your landing flat if you don’t see an imprint from your edge on the foam roller. Training off snow will improve your balance without the fear of falling.
By training and repeating these movement you’ll build muscle memory and confidence that’s needed to nail these tricks on the snow. Connect with me on Instagram if you want to share any photos or video of your training progress. Check out the snowboard training playlist for more videos that will help prepare you for the mountain. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.

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How To Back Boardslide to Fakie – Snowboarding Tricks

How To Backside Boardslide to Fakie – Snowboarding Tricks

Learn how to backside boardslide to fakie. This is one of the first trick you can try on a box. To help you guy, I’m going to show you the three skills you need to learn before trying this trick. I’ll also break it down and give you the key for landing this your first try.
So there are three skills you need to learn for this tricks. The first skill is switch riding and it a must for having the confidence to commit to the switch landing. The second key is to practice the boarslide movement as you ride. This is a safe way to practice, and build your muscle memory. The third skill is to have frontside 180’s mastered. This is basically the same trick as the back boardslide, but your rotating in the air, instead of on a box.
Know lets break down the boardslide. For the approach do a one or two turns to set your speed, and arrive at the box doing a mellow heel turn, slightly on your heel edge. From your heels you can do a small hop onto the box and continue the boardslide in the same direction as the heel turn.
To get the boardslide around you want to take your back shoulder, and turn it around until it becomes your new front shoulder. Keep your core stiff as you turn so your legs and board follow.
The key to success on your first attempt is to land with your board flat and be balanced over your board. With your knees bent, butt out, back arched slightly, and shoulder and hands over your toe edge. You can practice this on the snow or at home and get used to the feeling of landing with your board flat and weight balanced. You can even see what if feel like to land unbalanced and heavy on your heels.
So, have fun learning back boardslides to switch out. Remember to first master the three skills. Then break the boardslide down to be successful on your first attempt. Leave any question in the comment section . Thumbs up this video if it helped you out. Check us out on Instagram for the latest contests. Remember to subscribe guys and I’ll see ya next time!

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!