270 Snowboard Training – 3 Steps

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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5 Snowboard Exercises for Beginner Training

5 Snowboard Exercises for Beginner Training

5 snowboard exercises that will get you ready for your first day of snowboarding. On your first day of riding you’ll be learning a lot of new snowboard skills and using muscles that you may not normally use. These five exercises will get your body ready specifically for those new skills.
The first snowboard exercise to do is squats, which will strengthen your legs, your core, and also challenge your balance. You spend a lot of time in a squat position while snowboarding, especially when your doing heel sliding and heel turns. For good squat technique make sure you keep your knees apart, bend like your sitting in a chair, and keep your head looking up.
The next exercise to prepare you for you first day is bicycles. You’ll spend most of your time on your first day standing up from a seated position in the snow, and training bicycles will strengthen your core and make this a lot easier. While doing the the bicycles make sure you keep your head up and you’re not pulling your neck forward.
The third snowboard exercise is lunges which is another great exercise for strengthening your legs, core and improving your balance. The muscles you use for lunges are the some ones you’ll us when learning to skate and walk up hills. For a proper lunge make sure the knee you bend forward stays over your ankle and doesn’t go passed your toes.
The next exercise is bridges which will build the strength in your hips. You’ll used this forward hip strength when learning to toe slide and turn turn. Having your hips forward keeps you in a balanced body position over your board, with your knees bent and back straight. The key to bridges is to use the front of your thighs to bring you hips into the air.
The final snowboard exercise is push ups, which will prepare you for pushing yourself up off the snow, on your toe edge. For good push up technique try to keep your body in a straight line, with your head looking a bit forward. You can modify push ups to make them easier by keeping your knees on the ground.
Get into a routine of doing these five snowboard exercises before your first day riding and your body will be much more prepared to learn these snowboard skills, plus you’ll be less tired and sore at the end of the day, which will set you up to ride again the next day. Thanks for watching guys, I hope you give these a try, and I’ll see you in the next video!

Boardslide & Lipslide Snowboard Training

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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Off Season Snowboard Training – 5050 a Rail

Off Season Snowboard Training – 5050 a Rail

Off season snowboard training tips for doing 5050 on a rail. Confidence is a big part of hitting your first rails in the park. By practice off the snow you’ll get an idea of what feels like to get on a rail, and you’ll have the time and repetition to master the movements. This will all build your confidence and prepare you for rails on the snow.
For off snowboard training I’m using a half foam roller, which is 3 inches tall, 36 inches long and made of dense foam.
The first thing you’ll learn when practicing on the roller, is how to commit to getting on. You’ll learn how far away to set your board up from the roller. Also, how much to jump to get your board on, without coming up short or going over. You’ll also learn how you can use your edges to catch the roller and rock your board on flat.
By practicing off the snow you can get used to doing 5050 both frontside and backside. Backside 5050 are sometimes neglected on the snow because it’s harder to jump on the rail with it behind you. But off snow you can get used to the feeling and build your confidence for the park.
Next, you can challenge your balance on the roller, by seeing how long you can stay on. Use toe and heel pressure to adjust your weight and keep yourself on the roller. A balanced body position is to have you knees bend, back straight and hands over your boards nose and tail.
The best part of off snow training is the repetition. On snow you may only have one or two tries to hit a rail, where as off snow you can hit it as many times as you want. The repetition will build your muscle memory so you’ll know what it feels like when you get to park.
The repetition will also help you to build the strength in your legs for jumping on, and the strength in the your core for keeping yourself balanced.
I hope you guys get the chance to do some off season snowboard training and give this a try and start training for rails. The next video planned for the off season training series will cover training for presses and butter. If you have any requests for training videos let me know down in the comment. Also if you get the chance check out our new Patreon page where there some cool perks if you can help support the channel. Thanks for watching guys! Have fun out there training. and I’ll Talk to ya later.

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Off Season Snowboard Training – Gear & Tricks

Off Season Snowboard Training – Gear & Tricks

Tips for off season snowboard training, and the equipment that can help you train for boxes and rails. Off season snowboard training is a great way to keep yourself thinking about snowboarding and to continue to improve your skills for tricks all year round.
A great tool for off season snowboard training for boxes and rails is a half foam roller. I got this one at a fitness store for $25 and it’s been a lot of fun to training with. It’s about 3 inches thick, so its high enough to get my board completely off the ground. It’s made of fairly dense foam, so it won’t get damaged when my boards lands on it. Plus because it’s foam there’s a bit of give to it, so my boards doesn’t getting damaged either.
I’m also training outside at the beach so I’ve also got two yoga mats to protect my board from the ground.
There are three skills you can greatly improve by training on the foam roller. The first is your balance. You can learn how to commit and center your weight over the foam, without the fear of sliding out onto your butt. The second is you can learn the movements for different tricks. You can experiment with new tricks, and commit yourself to trying the movements even though you may not be ready to do in the park yet. The third skill you can improve is your strength and fitness. Snowboard training on the foam roller will challenge your fitness and the repetition can improve the strength that’s needed for certain tricks. I’ve notice that each time I’ve practice on the roller my balance and strength are improving and I’m really getting comfortable with the movements of new tricks like the back lipslide.
So, if you want to do off season snowboard training and improve your skills for boxes and rails, I recommend picking up a half foam roller. Then find a good open area and work on the tricks you want try the next time you ride. Stay tuned and I’ll be putting out more training videos on the foam roller for 5050’s, nose and tail presses, boardslides, lipslides, and spins on & off.
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10 Snowboard Grabs – Snowboarding Trick List

10 Snowboard Grabs – Snowboarding Trick List

10 Snowboard grabs you can start adding to your snowboard trick list. I’ll go around the snowboard breaking down all the basic snowboard grabs and a few more technical ones too.
Lets start with the tail grab. This is where you reach your back hand to grab the tail of your snowboard. To add style to the snowboard grab and to make it easier, tilt your board by straightening your front leg as you bend your back.
Next go for the Indy by grabbing your toe edge with your back hand, between your bindings. The Indy is a good beginner snowboard grab because you can do it off small jumps.
Similar to the Indy is the Mute grab, with the difference being you’re grabbing your toe edge with your front hand. Add some style to the Mute by straightening out your back leg to poke out your tail.
Combine the Indy and Mute together to go for a Gorilla Grab. This grab isn’t very common, but it’s a lot of fun, especially if you straight both legs and make it into a stiffy.
Next go for the Nose grab. This is where your front hand grabs the nose of your board. By bending your front leg and extending your back you’ll tilt your board and make this snowboard grab easier with more style.
Once you get comfortable with the nose grab, bring your back hand to your nose and get the Rocket grab. The key for Rocket grabs is flexibility so do some stretching to help pull it off.
Next take your front hand and grab your heel edge between your binding for the Melon grab. Ad some style to the melon by straightening out your front leg to poke out the nose of your board.
Build on the Melon by going for a Method grab. The difference is in the method grab you twist your board around in front of you and stretch your back foot away from your back hand.
Another basic snowboard grab and one I like to do on hips is the Stalefish. For this grab you back hand grabs your heel edge between your bindings.
Finally ad some creativity to your grabs by doing a double nose / tail grab. This grabs easier to do when you’re comfortable on big jumps, where you have lots of air time to get both grabs in.
So start adding some of these grabs into your trick list! If there’s a snowboard grab you want to learn that I didn’t cover, leave it comment section and I’ll add it to the next grab video. Thanks for watching guys!

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Snowboarding Tricks Playlist

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Snowboarding Tricks Playlist

The Snowboarding Tricks Playlist is full of videos tutorials that will give you the tools to learn the tricks you want. There are also videos in the snowboarding tricks playlist that will help progress your riding so you’re ready to start learning tricks. Each video breaks down the trick into individual parts to work on and will also give you ideas for snowboard tricks to learn before and after. Every trick requires a certain set of snowboard skills which you can practice on the slopes. Most tricks in the snowboard tricks playlist can first be learned outside the park before trying the trick in the terrain park. You can also check out the freeride, beginner and gear playlist to sharpen the other areas of your snowboarding. If you have any questions or video requests feel free to leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching!

How to 50-50 a Box | Snowboard Tutorial Video

How to 50-50 a Box | Snowboard Tutorial Video

50-50 is a great beginner trick and will get you started hitting boxes in the terrain park.  I break down the 50-50 into three parts, the approach, on the box, and landing. I’ll also show you the progression so you can learn this trick quickly and safely.
You want to approach the box with the right amount of speed and in a straight line with your snowboard flat. To control your speed do a few speed checks on your way to the box. 50-50 is easier with a bit of speed which will help you slide all the way to the end. Plan on doing one or two speed checks, and then leave yourself enough space to point your snowboard straight and flat. You want to have your snowboard pointed straight and flat a good distance before the box so that you’re not trying to adjust your board that the last second.
On the box you want to keep your snowboard flat, and pointed straight. To keep your board flat make sure your knees are bent and your back is straight. This will keep your weight in the center of your snowboard. To keep your snowboard going straight make sure your back hand is over your tail and front hand is over your nose, with your head looking forward. If your shoulders are facing forward on the box, then your snowboard will try and turn sideways to match your shoulder. This is why it’s important to have your hand over your snowboard to stay straight.
For the landing you want come off the box smooth and in control. Let your snowboard smoothly slide off the box and absorb the landing by bending your knees. Once you land get ready to do a heel turn to control your speed and ride away clean. I prefer to do a heel turn after the landing, this way you can easily see any obstacles that may be in your way.
To learn the 50-50 safely, you want to first practicing them on the snow outside the park. You should be super confident doing speed checks on the snow, and riding with your snowboard straight, flat and with some speed. You always want to master the skills of a trick outside the park on the snow, before bringing it to a feature in terrain park.
Good luck with this trick guys! You can leave me any question you have about this trick in the comment box, or you can send me a video of you doing the trick and I’ll give you some feedback on that. If this video helped you and you want to support Snowboardprocamp; like, share and favorite this video. Thanks for watching!

10 Snowboard Tricks to Learn Next – Tutorial Video

10 Snowboard Tricks to Learn Next – Tutorial Video

10 snowboard tricks to learn next on your snowboard. These snowboard tricks are in order and each one will teach you a skills you can use in the next trick on the list. Remember to learn at your own pace and practice in a safe area.
The first snowboard trick on the list is tripods. Tripods are a fun butter trick and will challenge you to take your weight past your tail. Get used to the tripod by first doing them on the spot where you plant your hands in the snow and practice balancing your body. When you’re ready for the run, I find that its easier to do the tripod on a steeper slope.
Next, take your ollie skills and reverse them to get the nollie. Nollies are sometimes forgotten, but if you can add them to your trick list they can add a lot of style to your riding. The key for a good nollie is moving your weight to the nose of your boards and extending off your front foot.
In the last list we learned front 3’s, and now its time for the back 3! Back 3’s outside the park are a safe way to get used to spinning. It’s also gives you the time to perfect your line in, wind up, and pop which are the three skills needed to get the back 3 around.
Continue to improve your spinning skills by spinning butters. Butters are fun because you can do them at anytime and without a terrain park. Butters will teach your how to create spin, and how to hold a press.
Next head into the park for Back Shifty’s. You can first practice your back shifty on the snow, then take the movement into the air. Twisting in the air with your back foot across and your back hand countering. Mastering the Back shifty will help you with next trick on the list, Method grabs.
The method is a classic snowboard grab and one that you can add a lot of style to. The breakdown of the method grab is to simply grab your heel edge with your front hand, either between your bindings or infront of your binding. At the same time twisting in the air to bring your board around in front of you.
Another snowboard trick that you’ll need your back shifty skills for is the front boardslide. This is stylish trick that you can start practicing on easy boxes. Take your time progressing the boardslide, first getting onto the box 5050 and twisting out the boardslide more each time.
Now it time for the first spin to learn on a jump, the frontside 180. The front 1 is great spin to start with because you can see the takeoff and landing the entire time. Use the same skill you gained doing 180’s outside the park to breakdown the trick and land it successfully.
At the same time as learning the frontside 180 you can start practicing the backside 180. It’s a slightly more difficult spin because the landing is blind, but it can also be a bit easier because your taking off from your toe edge. Switch riding is really key for 180 tricks, so you have the confidence to commit to the switch landing.
Combine your front and back 180 skills together for doing 180’s on and off a box. For this trick you do a different style of 180, where you use a twisting motion to get the 180 around clean and quick. Practice your twisting 180 motion outside the park first so you have the muscle memory for when it’s time to hit the box.
Have fun adding these ten snowboard tricks to your trick list and working though each one. To share photos and videos of your snowboard tricks, and if you want feedback, connect on Instagram and use the hashtag #mytricklist. For videos to help you learn all these snowboard tricks check out the trick playlist. Give this video a thumbs up if it help you out. Remember to Subscribe guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!

How To Back Boardslide to Fakie – Snowboarding Tricks

How To Backside Boardslide to Fakie – Snowboarding Tricks

Learn how to backside boardslide to fakie. This is one of the first trick you can try on a box. To help you guy, I’m going to show you the three skills you need to learn before trying this trick. I’ll also break it down and give you the key for landing this your first try.
So there are three skills you need to learn for this tricks. The first skill is switch riding and it a must for having the confidence to commit to the switch landing. The second key is to practice the boarslide movement as you ride. This is a safe way to practice, and build your muscle memory. The third skill is to have frontside 180’s mastered. This is basically the same trick as the back boardslide, but your rotating in the air, instead of on a box.
Know lets break down the boardslide. For the approach do a one or two turns to set your speed, and arrive at the box doing a mellow heel turn, slightly on your heel edge. From your heels you can do a small hop onto the box and continue the boardslide in the same direction as the heel turn.
To get the boardslide around you want to take your back shoulder, and turn it around until it becomes your new front shoulder. Keep your core stiff as you turn so your legs and board follow.
The key to success on your first attempt is to land with your board flat and be balanced over your board. With your knees bent, butt out, back arched slightly, and shoulder and hands over your toe edge. You can practice this on the snow or at home and get used to the feeling of landing with your board flat and weight balanced. You can even see what if feel like to land unbalanced and heavy on your heels.
So, have fun learning back boardslides to switch out. Remember to first master the three skills. Then break the boardslide down to be successful on your first attempt. Leave any question in the comment section . Thumbs up this video if it helped you out. Check us out on Instagram for the latest contests. Remember to subscribe guys and I’ll see ya next time!