How to Tail Block – Snowboarding Tricks
Learn how to tail block on your snowboard. A tail block is a fun snowboard trick that you can do on the flat ground or on a side bank. There are three snowboard skills you want to do before learning how to do a tail block. You should be able to tail press, ollie on a wall,and nose grab. As you’re working on your tail block you can break it down into three parts, the approach, maneuver and landing. As you approach on your snowboard, you want to ride up the bank, a bit on your toes. To perform this trick you want to dig in your tail, stall, then grab your the nose of your snowboard. To land the trick, pop out of the stall, then bend your knees to absorb the landing. When learning snowboarding tricks always start small, then make the features more difficult as you progress.
How to Jump on a Snowboard – Tutorial Video
Learn how to jump on your snowboard. Learning how to jump will get you riding in the terrain park, and is the first step to learning tricks. I break jumping down into 4 parts, the approach, takeoff, in the air, and landing.
Your approach up to the jump sets your speed and lines you up for the takeoff. Do a few turns on your way to jump to set your speed. Then point your board straight and flat towards the lip. If you’re unsure of how much speed you need for a jump, watch other people hit it and see how many turns they take before pointing their boards straight.
A good take off from the lip will set you up balanced in air. Take off from the lip with your snowboard straight and flat, legs bent, back straight and hands over your nose and tail. You want to actually pop your board off the lip; this will get your snowboard into the air with some height. Popping evenly off both feet will keep your snowboard level in the air.
In the air you want keep yourself compact and balanced. Bend your knees to keep your snowboard level. Make sure that your hands are over your nose and tail with your head looking straight over your front shoulder; this will keep your snowboard pointed straight.
In the air you can start spotting your landing. Get ready for landing by extending your legs slightly then absorb the landing by bending your knees. Ride out straight followed by a turn onto your heel edge. Turning onto your heels will control your speed and let you see any obstacles that may be in the landing.
Prepare for hitting a jump in the park by first practicing jumping off the flat ground, and off lips outside the park. Practicing outside the park means there will be less risk of getting hurt, and will build your confidence. Once you have jumping mastered outside the park, then you’ll be ready for a small park jump.
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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!
5 Tips for Snowboarding in Trees – Tutorial Video
5 tips for for snowboarding in trees. Snowboarding in trees is a way to escape from the groomed runs and Terrain Park and really explore the mountain.
The first tip I have is to always ride in the trees with a friend. Tree riding can be very isolated so riding with a friend will mean that there is someone there to help you, if you crash or get stuck.
The second tip is to keep your turns small. Small turns keep your speed consistent and allow you to maneuver through the trees in control. Be focused on using you heel and toe turns equally so you can really get a rhythm going.
The third tip is to use your knees in the while snowboarding in trees. The terrain in the trees is uneven, and unpredictable. So keep your knees bent and use them to absorb the bumps and keep your board in contact with the snow.
The fourth tip is to plan your route through the trees a few turns ahead. Planning a few turns ahead will help you choose the best trees to turn between and also tell you if you need to speed up or slow down.
The fifth tip is to be familiar with the trees that you are heading into. It’s important to know where the trees lead to, so you know how to get out and you don’t get lost. You also want to know the snow conditions so you know it will be worth riding in the trees that day.
Hopefully these tips will help you have good times snowboarding in trees. Give them a try and let me know how it goes. Leave any questions you have in the comment box and it would be awesome if you left me any ideas for videos I should make in the future. Thanks for watching! Like this video and Subscribe to see more.
How to Nose Grab Snowboarding Trick – Tutorial Video
Tips on how to nose grab and make it look stylish. Three parts of this trick are setting up for the takeoff, grabbing in the air, and doing it with style.
The key to nose grabs is to first set it up really well on the takeoff. Do a few turns before the jump to get your speed right, then pointing your board straight and flat towards the jump. It’s really important to pop or ollie your board off the kicker, this will give you height and time in the air for the grab. On your ride into the jump be really focused on the takeoff first, before thinking about the grab.
In the Air you need to put two things together to get the nose grab. The first is to bend your front knee to get the nose of your board closer to you. It can be hard to bend your front knee without bending your back knee, but it will come naturally with practice. The second thing is to reach your hand out to grab your snowboard. When you reach for you board make sure you’re not leaning forward or you could set your balance off.
To make the nose grab stylish you really want to bone it out. Boning it out basically mean that as you bend your front leg, you are straightening out your back leg. This will exaggerate the angle of your snowboard, so it’s more straight up and down. You can also pull the nose of your board closer to your body with your hand. Bigger jumps will give you the time in the air to hold the grab and make it stylish.
Go out and try nose grabs and let me know how it goes. Did you find nose grabs easy or hard to learn? Leave any questions you still have in the comment area. Thanks to the rider in this video Lara, for throwing down some really sick grabs!
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!
Intermediate Snowboard Turns Tutorial Video
3 tips for improving your existing intermediate snowboard turns or taking your beginner snowboard turns to the next level. The 3 keys to intermediate snowboard turns are controlling your speed, steering your board, and the shape of your turns.
The first step to intermediate snowboard turns are to control your speed by spaying snow out the side of each turn. By spraying snow out the side you will be controlling your speed throughout the turn, and keep your speed much more consistent. So as you start your turn put pressure on your back foot, this will spray snow out the side and control your speed. Try to spray an equal amount of snow on each turn to control your speed evenly.
The second step is to steer your snowboard more aggressively by using your back hand and your front knee. For each turn keep your back hand over your tail so that your back hand and tail are working together. This will get your tail around much faster, especially on your toe turns. Having your back hand over your tail will also keep your body square to your snowboard, keeping you more balanced. Use your front knee to steer your board as well, turning your knee out for each heel turn, and turning your knee in for each toe turn. Using your front knee will help steer each turn much more aggressively.
The third step is to have a fluid turn shape by keeping your snowboard on an angle downhill. Because you are controlling your speed throughout your turn you don’t need to turn your snowboard completely sideways at the end of each turn. After you control your speed around your turn you can let your board go on an angle downhill, where you can change edges to go into the next turn. Changing edges on an angle will make your turns much more fluid, and keep your speed more consistent.
Put these three skills together in your intermediate snowboard turns and you’ll be in control on intermediate slopes. The turns take time and practice and if you’re having trouble getting them dialed feel free to leave questions in the comment box. Subscribe to check out upcoming videos, and check out the link in the description to Facebook and twitter for live updates and photos.
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!
Snowboarding Steep Powder – Tutorial Video
Whistler got 35 cm of powder and I wanted to make a snowboard video to give you guys some tips on how to riding powder on steep terrain. Big mountain riding is my favorite thing to do on a snowboard and I think these tips will help get you guys ride some amazing steep powder. There are two things that I am thinking about while snowboarding steep powder which really keep me in control and balance on my snowboard.
The first thing I’m thinking about is my back foot . So every time I finish a turn I am putting pressure on my back foot to control my speed. Being in control is crucial on a steep run like this so I’m really focused on pressuring that back foot on my heel and toe turns. You can see snow spraying out the side each time I make a turn from the pressure I’m putting on my back foot. When I start a turn I’m releasing all the pressure off my back foot so I can get my board around and onto the other edge. You can even see in some of my turns that I am lifting my back foot off the snow to get my board around. Because I am in powder I’m not actually leaning forward onto my front foot or else my board would go into the snow, causing me to fall forward.
The second thing I’m thinking about is my back hand. So as I go to turn onto my toes I’m pulling my back hand backwards which is turning my upper body to the top of the slope, and I keep my core stiff so my legs and snowboard follow. This puts me into a good position on my toes as well with my back hand over my tail and my feet, knees, hips and shoulders all lined up. This give me the best balance on my snowboard. The same thing happens for my heels turn. Bringing my hand forward, turning my upper body, keeping my core stiff so my legs and snowboard follow.
If you use your back hand and back foot together it will keep you in control and balanced on any steep pow runs. You should get these skills dialed first on an intermediate groomed run before trying them on an advanced powder run.
So next time your local resort gets some powder go out and try these tips for snowboarding steep powder and let me know how it goes. If you have any other questions about snowboarding steep powder you can leave them in the comment box. Check out the Facebook and twitter links down in the description for live updates and photos. And subscribe to check out more snowboard videos.
How to Ollie on a Snowboard – Tutorial Video
In this video I want to show you how to ollie on a snowboard and give you tips to make ollies super easy to learn. Ollies are the first step to learning tricks and will give you the tools to start hitting jumps in the terrain park.
First, find an easy slope to try ollies on. Set up for the ollie with your board running straight and flat. Your knees should be bent, with your body square to your snowboard.
To get the ollie into the air, move your hips back over you tail. Your front leg will straighten, while bending your back leg. Extend your back leg to spring off the tail of your snowboard.
As you board get into the air suck your knees up. This will get your snowboard level and keep you balanced in the air.
To get ready for the landing extend your legs slightly so that you can get ready to bend your knees and absorb the landing. Ride out the ollie with your snowboard straight. Control your speed by doing a speed check on you heel edge.
Once you have your ollies dialled on an easy slope, take them to side hits, then onto jumps. Let me know how your ollies go, and leave any questions you still have about ollies in the comment box. Check out the Facebook and twitter links in the description for live updates and photos, and Subscribe to see upcoming trick videos.
In the next video I’ll show you how to ollie off a jump with a grab. So tell me what grab should I do in the next video?