How To Do Your First Rail Snowboarding
Snowboard tips to help you be successful on your first rail snowboarding. Rails are a more advanced feature in terrain park and are key if you want to get into doing more advanced rail snowboarding tricks.
Before attempting rails you should first have boxes mastered. There are many different types of boxes to challenge your snowboarding skills and prepare you for rails. You should have at least 10 snowboard tricks on box in your trick list before attempting any rail.
When you first attempt a rail you want to find the easiest one possible. We had this rail in our beginner park which is perfect for learning. But a lot of terrain parks won’t have a rail this small and you’ll probably have to start on something bigger.
To overcome any fears of hitting your first rail, just remember that it’s all in the preparation. Put in the time learning tricks on boxes and improving your overall riding skills. Review these tips and keep them fresh in your head for when you’re ready to attempt your first rail. Check out the playlist for more videos on box and rail tricks. Remember to give this video a thumbs up if you found it helpful. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in next video!
How to 180 Off Rails – Snowboarding Tricks Tutorial
In this video I’ve got some tips for doing a 180 off rails. If you’re comfortable on rails, then you can add this to your trick list frontside or backside. 180 is the first spin to learn off rails, and can lead to other spins off like 270 and 360. The key to landing this trick is coming in with the skills to ride the rail to the end, execute the 180 off, and commit to the landing.
Before you 180 off you first need to be consistently riding the rail to the end. Stay balance on the rail with you knees bent, weight centered and head looking to the end. Get onto the rail with a bit of speed, to help keep your momentum going straight. If you’re not ready for rails, you can start by practicing on boxes first.
To execute the 180 off you need to turn and twist your upper and lower body separately. Setup the 180 by turning your upper body back 90 degrees, while keeping your board pointed straight on the rail. Then as you start to come off, twist your lower body and board to complete the 180. For frontside start by turning your upper body forward 90, then twist your lower body and board to 180 off. Practice this turn and twist 180 on the snow and jumps before taking to the rail.
The last part of the trick is committing to the landing. Whether you are coming off the rail frontside or backside, you’ll be landing switch. To commit to this trick you have to be confident with your switch landing. This starts with being able to ride switch with speed and ride out your switch landing on jumps. When you’re confident with your switch landings, you won’t hesitate to commit to the 180 off.
Good luck with the 180 off rails guys! If you have any question or if you have some tips for this trick you can leave them in the comment section. If you’re looking to learn more rail tricks you can check out the rail playlist. Remember to give this video a thumbs up. thanks for watching!
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.
If you guys have any questions about this trick or if you have any tips for back lips, you can leave them in the comment section. Like, share and subscribe to support Snowboardprocamp and to help us make more trick videos. Check out our YouTube home page where you can find videos to help you develop the skills in this tricks. Thanks for watching!