How to Backside Shifty Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
Learn how to do a backside shifty snowboarding. A back shifty is when you twist your body in the air, so your snowboard is facing backwards. This is a stylish and fun trick you can practice on the ground and as you ride before taking it to a jump.
To start you can get comfortable with the backside shifty snowboarding motion, by practicing on the flat ground. From your normal snowboard stance hop and twist your body. Focus on reaching your back foot and back hand in opposite directions. Then come out of the shifty by untwisting back to your normal snowboard stance.
Once you’re comfortable on the flat ground your can start practicing back shifty’s as you ride. Slide your back foot out as reach you back hand the opposite direction. More weight on your front foot will make sliding your back foot out much easier. Doing shifty’s as you ride will build muscle memory, so you know exactly how the shifty should feel when you’re in the air.
When you’re ready to back shifty in the air, find a small jump to practice on. For the take off focus on getting a solid pop off the jump, so you’re in control and balanced. In the air do the shifty by pushing your back foot out and reaching your back hand the opposite way. By countering your back foot with your back hand, you can get your snowboard completely sideways. For the landing, simply untwist your body and get ready to bend your knees.
If you guys have any question about the backside shifty snowboarding, or if you have any tips, you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next trick video!