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.
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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 Backside Lipslide Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
In this video I’m going to teach you how to do Back Lipslide. Back lips are a super stylish rail tricks and one of the more advanced tricks in the park. I’m going to break down each part of the Back lip, give you tips to complete each part successfully and show you all the skills needed to prepare for this trick.
To start ride in with your board straight and parallel to the rail. As you get close to the rail get onto your heel edge to angle your board towards the rail. Riding in parallel to the rail will keep your momentum going straight all the way to the end. Practice backside 5050’s on rails first to get used to the approach and riding rails to the end.
Pop a clean ollie to get on the rail with your back foot going up and over. It’s important to pop a big enough ollie so you don’t hit the rail with your board. Practice getting on a rail by first doing backside 5050‘s, then when you’re comfortable you can add in the back lip.
To get your board sideways separate you lower body from your upper body. Get your board across the rail by bending you front leg as you extend your back leg out. Counter your back foot by reaching your back hand out and looking your head down to the end of the rail. You can practice this twisting motion by doing backside shifty’s in the air and front boards on boxes and rails.
Stay balanced on the rail by keeping your weight centered over your snowboard. Too much weight over your toes or heels will cause you to slide out. Practice board slides and lipslide on an easy down boxes first to get comfortable staying balance with your snowboard flat on the feature.
Land the back lip by untwisting your body as you come off the rail. You can also continue turning in the direction of your back foot and come off the rail switch.
There are many skills that come together to complete this trick. Take the time to master each skill then put them together in your back lipslide. Build up to advance features by first mastering back lips on easy ones, increasing the difficulty as you progress.
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