Snowboard Butters & Presses – Off Season Training
By training off the snow you’ll have the time and repetition to master the movements and build the strength needed to flex your board for the snowboard butters and presses.
For off season training, I’m using a half foam roller, and my snowboard has a medium flex with a rating of 4.
To get started do a quick warm up to get your legs and body moving. Notice how I’m bouncing back and forth and alternating my weight over my boards nose and tail.
The benefit of off season training is being able to master the movements. For snowboard butters and presses the most important movement, is the ability to move your wait around your board. For the tail press, move your weight over the tail of your board by bending your back leg, moving your hips over your tail, and keeping tension on your front leg to flex your board. For the nose press bend your front leg, move your hips over your nose, and keep tension on your back leg to flex your board.
By repeating these movement you’ll build the strength, that you need to pull off these trick on the snow. When I first starter training snowboard butters and presses off snow, I did find it hard to get deep into press and to practice for very long. But each time I practice it became easier to press my board and I was able to train longer.
Off season training will pay off when it comes time to take you presses to the snow. You’ll be able to get deeper into press and hold your butters for longer.
If you’ve done some off season training, it would be awesome to see your progression. Connect on with me on Instagram and use the hashtag snowboard training to share your photos and videos. It would also be cool to get some feedback any ideas for training videos you want to see made next. Check out more training and tutorial videos by clicking the link in the corner. Have fun out there training! And I’ll talk to ya later.
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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.
If you guys have any question or tips for this trick you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in next trick video!
Top 5 Butter Snowboarding Tricks
In this video I’m going to show you the top 5 butter snowboarding tricks to add to your trick list. Butter snowboarding tricks are fun because you can do them anywhere, and there are so many different variations.
The first butter snowboarding tricks to start with are nose and tail presses. Pressing is the base of all butter tricks. The key to a good press is moving your weight over the nose or tail of your board. You can start by practicing your presses at home, then take them to a mellow slope. A flexible board will make pressing a lot easier.
Next, combing pressing with rotation for spinning butter snowboarding tricks. The key for this trick is to wind your body up and rotate to create spin, as you lock in the press. Being able to 180 or 360 will help for winding up and timing the rotation. Avoid catching your edge as you spin by keeping more pressure on your up hill edge. Start small by spinning 180, then once your comfortable see how many spins you can link together.
Add another level of difficulty to your butters by doing butter 180’s. The butter 180 combines pressing, 180’s and ollies all together. You need solid switch riding for this trick because you’re landing the 180 switch and continuing the trick with a cab 180. Practice your switch riding, cab 180’s and switch ollies to help you master this trick.
Tripods are taking your Butters passed your tail and to the ground. The key for tripods is to move all of your weight behind your board. Plant your hands in the snow and push your board out to get full extension. You can practice getting into the tripod on a flat area, but I actual think this trick easier on a steeper runs, where you don’t have to lean over as far to touch the snow.
Once you have tripods master you can take them to the next level of laziness with the Layback. Laybacks are just a fun trick without too much technical stuff going on. The only key for the is trick is flexibility, so take some time to stretch out before trying this on the slope. Make sure you’ve got a clear path because there’s no quick stops once you get the layback pointed.
Have fun working through each of these butter snowboarding tricks and adding them to your trick list. To share photo’s or videos of your butters connect on Instagram and use the hashtag #mytricklist. For full video’s with tips on how to do all these tricks check out the Snowboard Trick playlist. Give this video a thumbs up if you found it helpful. 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 Butter Nose Roll – Snowboarding Tricks
In this video I’ve got some tips for doing a butter nose roll. This is a fun beginner trick that you can practice on the slope without a terrain park. The butter nose roll is a good intro to butters and will set you up to learn more butter snowboard tricks. To help you learn this trick I’ll focus on the two main parts, pressing into your nose, and twisting your hips to bring your tail around.
To press into your nose, start by bending your front knee and moving your hips over your nose. This will get most of your weight over your nose and make it easy to get your tail into the air. If you’re not used to doing nose presses, find a flat area where you can practice them. For the nose roll you’ll be riding into the press from a heel turn, this will put more pressure on your heel edge at the start of the press, then as your board comes around, the pressure will level out, until you’re fully committed and on your switch toe edge. To get extra height on you nose roll bend both knees, then just before you commit to the nose press, extend your back leg. This will give you a bit of spring off your tail and get your board higher into the air.
To get the nose roll around you need to turn your upper body and twist at your hips. Start by turning your upper body forward. With your upper body turned you can now twist at your hips, to bring your tail around. Commitment is key, so make sure your confident with switch riding. To get comfortable with this motion you can practice twisting your board as you ride. Then bring the nose roll together by adding in the nose press on a flat area. Timing is key for completing the nose roll, twisting your hips as you commit to the nose press.
Have fun out there learning the butter nose roll! If you wanna learn more butter tricks you can check out the butter playlist. Leave your questions and comments below! Don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up, share it with your friends and subscribe to check out upcoming tricks videos. Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in the next video.
How to Butter Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
Tips for learning how to butter snowboarding. Butters are a super fun ground trick which combing the skills of pressing and spinning. When learning butters first start on the flat ground, then take them to a mellow slope, after that start getting creative with your butters, and adding them into tricks.
To get a good butter you first need to be really comfortable doing nose and tail presses. For the tail press there are three things that happen. Moving your hips over your tail, bending your back leg while you straightening your front leg. Do the same for the nose press, hips over your nose, front leg bent, back leg straight. Get comfortable pressing on the flat ground then bring them to a mellow slope where you can practice your nose and tail presses with a bit of speed.
Next you want to add spinning to the butter. To start you need to wind your body up and rotate in the direction you want to spin. As you rotate get into your press and lock in the butter. Keep your head looking around to keep the butter going. Once you have the butter dialed on the flat ground it’s time to take it to a mellow slope.
When butter snowboarding on the slope decide whether you’re going to butter on your nose or tail. I prefer tail. Start the butter by winding up and rotating to get the spin going. At the same time get into your tail press with your back knee bent, front leg straight and hips over your tail. Keep your head looking around to keep the spin going. Once you have butters dialed start getting creative with it, like buttering into 180’s and anything else you can come up with.
Let me know how learning to butter snowboarding goes. You can leave any questions in the comment box, and tell me what video should I make next.