How to 180 On & Off a Box Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
Learn how to 180 on and off a box. This is a fun intermediate trick, which combines a lot of different 180 skills. To help make learning this trick easy I’m going to break down into three parts, teach you the 180 skills needed to complete each part and how you can prepare for this trick outside the park.
The first part of this trick is the twisting 180 On. As you approach the box you need get ready to do a quick 180 on from your heel edge. For the twisting 180 first turn your upper body forward, then twist you lower body and snowboard around. This twisting motion will get your board on 180 quickly and stop your snowboard from rotating too much. You can practice this twisting motion outside the park first on an easy flat slope.
The second part of this trick is landing your spin on the box switch, with your snowboard flat. You need to be confident landing on the box switch so you can commit to the 180 on. You also need to be in control sliding switch so you can set up the 180 off. Practice switch 5050’s on the box first to get comfortable sliding switch. You can also practice your switch landings outside the park, working on landing with your snowboard fairy flat.
The third part of this trick is doing a switch 180 off without using your edges. Because you’re sliding across hard plastic you cant use your edge to help you 180. You can twist off with your snowboard flat or you can nollie 180 off which gives you more time in the air before the landing. Use the twisting motion, so you can quickly get the spin around and stop the rotation for the landing. As you get to the end of the box turn your upper body backwards, then twist your lower body and snowboard 180. You can also practice this switch nollie 180 outside the park.
Take the time to master all your 180 skills on an easy slope, before you bring them together on a small box in the park. Once your comfortable with 180’s on and off boxes you can start working your way up towards 180’s on and off more difficult features like down boxes and rails.
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How to Butter 180 Snowboarding – Tutorial Video
Learn how to do butter 180 snowboarding. A butter 180 is a really fun ground trick, that you can practice all over the mountain, without a terrain park. The butter 180 combines a lot of different snowboard skills that you can get creative with and add style to.
I’m going to break this trick down into two parts, the press and the 180. I’ll also show you the progression of this trick, so you practice on the flat ground, mellow slopes and off lips.
The first part of this trick is getting into the press. The key to a good press is being able to move your weight around over your snowboard. For the tail press bend your back leg and move your weight over your tail. A trick to help you get into the press is to reach your back hand down towards the snow and feel the weight of the press evenly on the side of your foot. Having a soft snowboard or a reverse camber board will make pressing much easier.
The next part of this trick is the 180. Start by turning your upper body to face the direction you want to 180 in. With your upper body turned you can now twist your legs and snowboard. This turn and twist motion will get your snowboard around quickly and stop you from spinning past 180. It’s important to turn and face your upper body a full 90 degrees to be able to twist your snowboard a full 180 degrees. To get the 180 into the air do a small ollie out of the tail press. You can continue the butter 180 by landing in a press, turning your upper body and twisting another 180.
If you’re new to pressing your snowboard you can start by practicing on the flat ground. Once you’re comfortable pressing, you can add in the 180. Take this to the next level by practicing nose and tail presses on a mellow slope. You can also twist your board 180 as you ride to get used to the twisting motion. Once you have butter 180’s on a mellow slope dialed, you can find a small lip or roller to butter 180 off.
If you guys have any question or tips for this trick you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in next trick video!
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!
How to Penguin Walk Snowboarding – Beginner Snowboard
In this video I’m going to teach you how to do the penguin walk. This is a great beginner snowboard skill which allows you to get across flat parts of the mountain, without having to unstrap from you snowboard. To make learning the penguin easy, I’ll show you a few skills to practice first, break down each part of the penguin walk and show you how to avoid common mistakes.
The first skill to practice is nose and tail presses. You use this same motion in the penguin walk, moving your weight between your front and back foot with each step. For the tail press move your weight over your tail and bend your back leg. Do the same for the nose press, moving your weight over your nose while bending your front leg.
Once you’re comfortable pressing on both feet, you can start bouncing between your nose and tail. Alternating your weight and use your knees to bend into the tail press and pop out into the nose press.
The next step to start using your toe edge to move forward. Each time you move your weight between your nose and tail, dig your toe edge in and push yourself forward. Focus on one foot at a time, until you can get a rhythm going.
Keep your weight center over you snowboard, to stay balanced, and keep yourself from falling forward. Use your arm to keep your momentum going and to help keep you balanced.
Give the penguin walk a try and let me know how it goes. If you have any questions, or if there are any other snowboard skills you want to learn, you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video!
App Terrain Park – Going Places Snowboard Edit
Mid season snowboard edit from App Terrain Park in North Carolina. Thanks to the riders in this video: Thatcher Wilson, Reilly Tardiff, Zane Yates, TJ Kern
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How to Tail Grab Snowboarding Trick Tutorial
In this video I’ve got three tips for doing a tail grab snowboarding. The tail grab is a fun trick you can practice on small jumps, on hips and even on the ground. This can be a difficult trick because you can’t see your tail when you go to grab it, but hopefully these few tips will help you out.
Let’s start by breaking down the tail grab. Ride into the jump with the right amount of speed, pop a clean ollie off the lip, bend you knees and reach your back hand for your tail. Hold onto the grab until you ready to let go and stomp the landing.
The first tip is to practice the tail grab on the ground as you ride. Grabbing your tail as you ride will build your muscle memory and give you an idea what the grab will feel like in the air.
The second tip is to ollie off the lip. Ollieing will make your back leg extend off the lip, then bend in the air, bringing your tail in close, so its easy to go for the grab.
The third tip is to visualize the tail grab. Because you can’t see the grab its important to visualize so you know where your tail will be and where you need to reach your hand. If you miss the grab the first time, have confidence that the grab will be there the next time.
If you guys have any question about this trick or if you have any tips for doing tail grabs snowboarding, you can leave them in the comment section. Subscribe to check out more trick videos and thanks for watching.
Going Places Vol 2. Park City Snowboarding Edit
Second snowboard edit in the “Going Places” series. In this episode snowboarder Garrett Okun rides Neff Land and hits a 70 ft jump in Park City, Utah.
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First Step to Carving on a Snowboard
In this video I’m going show you the first step to carving on a snowboard. The goal of carving is to ride on your snowboard edge so you leave a clean line in the snow behind you. The best way to start practicing carving is to ride across the slope on your edge, turning up the hill slightly at the end to control your speed. Here you can work on the skills which will get your edge in the snow and keep you balanced on it. Be safe when you practice these carves by looking up the slope first to make sure no other riders are coming.
For your toe edge carve you want to push your knees forward and keep your back straight. Pushing your knees towards the snow will lift your heel edge and drive your toe edge into the snow. The more you push your knees forward, the great the angle you’ll create between your board and the snow. Ride with your back straight to keep more of your weight over your toe edge. If your back is bent forward you’ll put too much of your weight over the snow, causing your toe edge to slide out. Your body also need to be centered between your binding, this will distribute your weight evenly across your toe edge. Put these toe carve skills together and you’ll see a clean line in the snow behind you.
For the heel edge carve ride across the slope with your hips and knees bent, like you’re sitting in a chair. Bending at your knees and hips will lift your toe edge up and dig your heel edge into the snow. The deeper you can sit into the chair, the great the angle between you board and the snow. Bending at your hips will also keep your back bent slightly forward, keeping more of your weight over your heel edge. If your standing too tall with your back straight you’ll put too much over your weight over the snow, causing your heel edge to slide out. Your body also need to be centered between your binding, this will distribute your weight evenly across your heel edge. Put these heel carve skills together and you’ll see a clean line in the snow behind you.
Good luck practicing these carves guys. If you have any questions about carving or if you have any tips you can leave them in the comment section. Remember to be safe and look up hill for other riders. Check out the next carving video, for tips on how to start linking your carving turns together. Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in the next video.
How to Tripod Snowboarding
In this video I’m going to teach you how to do a tripod snowboarding. Tripod’s are fun ground trick you can practice with your friends almost anywhere on the mountain. To make learning this trick easy I’ll give you tips on how to get into the tripod and how keep your board straight and balance once you’re in it.
Start, by finding a flat spot where you can practice. To get into the tripod, turn your body and reach to plant your hands in the snow. At the same time move all your body weight over your snowboards tail. This will make it super easy to lift the nose of your board into the air.
When you’re ready to take the tripod to the slope, start by setting it up from your toe edge. You’re toe edge will give you a solid platform to control your speed and initiate the tripod from. First, let your snowboard run down hill, then turn to plant your hands and move your weight to your tail. The slope of the run will actually help you to move your weight back and lift your boards nose in the air. Once you’re comfortable, you can start to come up with other more creative ways to get into it.
When you’re in the tripod, you want to keep your board centered between your hands and pointed straight into the air. Practice on the flat ground, using your core muscles to balance and hold your board up straight. This will build your muscle memory, so you know exactly how it should feel when you take it to the slope. The key to keeping your snowboard balanced and straight on the slope, is to first pick a run that’s level. If the run curves to the left or right, then your board will lean in that direction and cause you to tip over. Look down threw your arms to make sure your board is running straight and down the level part of the run.
Good luck with the tripods snowboarding guys! If you have any questions you can leave them in the comment section. You can also tell me if there are any other tricks you wanna learn. Help support this channel give this video a thumbs up and share it with your friends. Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in the next trick video!
Snowboarding Powder | Slashes, Steep Chutes and Crashes
Epic day of snowboarding powder in Whistler, B.C. The first lap we had fresh lines on the Blackcomb glacier and check out the entrance to a steep chute. The second lap we edged our way into the chute, which was followed by an fall. The day was a success and was worth every scary moment!
Rider: Kevin Pearce
Rider: Garrett Okun