10 Snowboarding Tricks to Learn First – Tutorial Video
In this video I’m going to give you a list of the first ten snowboarding tricks to learn on your snowboard. These snowboarding tricks are in order and each trick will teach you a skill that you’ll use in the next trick on the list. When practicing these tricks safety is the biggest priority, so make sure the landing is clear of other riders.
The first trick you need to learn on your snowboard is how to press. By pressing you’ll learn how to move your weight around and flex your board. Pressing down a run will challenge your balance as you pick up speed while you’re in the press.
Next your want to learn to Ollie. Practice ollies around the mountain to get comfortable in the air, which will prepare you for jumps in the park. Use the same skills as the press to move your weight back over your tail and spring yourself into the air.
Before heading to the park you want to learn to spin 180’s. The 180 will challenge you to use your edges, teach you how to create rotation, and make you land switch. Start with front 180’s because you can see the takeoff and landing the entire time. Then move onto back 180’s which can be easier because you’re jumping from your toe edge, but can be more difficult at the same time because the landing is blind.
Combine your pressing and 180 skills together to do a butter nose roll. This is another fun trick for outside the park and can be done almost anywhere on the run. Butter tricks in general are a lot of fun to learn and challenge your balance and body awareness!
Now that you have five strong tricks mastered outside the park it’s time to learn a trick on a small jump. Make sure you’re confident with your straight air before trying any tricks. The first trick to learn is an Indy Grab. Indy grabs are very straight forward, bending your knees and reaching your back hand straight down to grab your board.
The flat box is another popular terrain park feature and the first trick to learn on it, is a 5050. The 5050 will teach you how it feels to slide across the plastic of the box. T be successful at 5050’s, use the speed and balanced you’ve learned from doing previous ground tricks.
Next, learn how to frontside shifty on a jump. With the shifty you’re learning how to twist your body in the air. This is a skill that’s used a lot for landing 180’s and 360’s off jumps. The twisting motion is a skill which is also used in the next trick, the Backside Boardslide.
The Back boardslide is a challenging trick because you have to keep your weight centered as you slide sideways across the box. As you get more comfortable with this trick you can start to add your own style to it.
Once you have a few snowboarding tricks down on flat boxes and small jumps head back outside the park to learn front 360’s. The front 3 is a great goal to have for your first season of learning tricks. You’ll use all the skills you’ve learned in previous tricks to spin faster, jump higher and stay balanced to get the 360 around.
To get started, make a snowboarding tricks list and work through these snowboarding tricks one at a time. If you need help with any of these tricks make a 15 second instagram video of the trick you’re working on and use #mytricklist and tag @snowboardprocamp and I’ll give you some feedback on the trick. For video’s to help you learn all these tricks you can check out the trick playlist. Or if you’re not quiet ready check out the “5 Skills Video” which will prepare you to learn jumps and tricks.
Ground Snowboard Trick – How To Tail Tap Revert
In this video I want to give you guys some tips on how to do my favorite ground snowboard trick, the tail tap revert. This is a fun ground snowboard trick because there are so many things you can tap as you ride the slopes. For this video we’re tapping a piece of bamboo that we grabbed off the lifties.
Let’s start by breaking down each step of the tail tap revert. So, I’m riding in with pressure on my toe edge, this will give me a solid base to pop from. As I pop into the air I do a small front side shifty to get the tap. At the same time I’m setting up the revert, by turning my upper body backwards, then twisting a back 180, landing with pressure on my heel edge.
You can see that there are actually two separate ground snowboard tricks working together in the tail tap revert, the front shifty, and twisting back 180.
To make learning this trick easy, let’s break it down into two parts the front shifty and back 180.
For a front shifty twist your body in the air by turning your upper body back, as you turn your lower body and board forward. By twisting in the air like this you can get your board completely sideways, then untwist for the landing. Doing a solid front shifty is key for getting the tap.
For the back 180 pop clean into the air off your toes, turning you upper body backwards, then twisting your lower body and snowboard to get the 180 around. This twisting 180 is exact same motion you’ll use to complete the revert off the tap. Tapping will actually rebound your board and help you snap the 180 around quickly.
Once you’re confident with the front shifty and twisting back 180 you can combine them to get the tap and revert out.
The most common mistake I have when trying this ground snowboard trick is going for the tap too late. You can see in this clip that I pop into the air a bit too late and miss the tap. Now I know that on the next attempt I need to pop a bit earlier.
So that’s the tail tap revert, I hope you guys enjoy this ground snowboard trick as much as I do. If you have any questions or if you have any tips for this trick you can leave them in the comment section. If you found this video helpful remember to like, share and subscribe and check out the Trick playlist, for more trick videos!
10 Tricks for Preseason Snowboard Training Video
10 tricks and skills to practice for preseason snowboard training. Doing this kind of off preseason snowboard training can refresh yours snowboard skills and get you in the mindset to learn new snowboard tricks.
1. Tail Press
The first two trick you can practice are nose and tail presses. These are great skills you can use on the snow, rail and in butters. To get int the press move your hips over your tail, while you bend your leg. A soft or reverse camber board will help you get into the press.
3. Jump (Pop)
Bend your knees, then jump even off your front and back foot. Suck your knees up and keep your board level.
Move you weight back over your tail, then extend off your back foot. As you spring off your tail suck both knees up to get your board level in the air.
Move your weight over your nose, then extend your front foot. As you spring off your nose suck both knees up to get your board level in the air.
6. Front 180
For the front 180 start by turning your body forward, then jump even off both feet and twist your hips to bring your board around.
7. Back 180
For the back 180 start by turning your upper body back toward your tail, then jump even off both feet and twist your hips to bring your board around.
8. Nollie 180
Combine a Nollie and twisting 180 to get the Nollie 180.
For the Tripod turn your upper body and reach down to plant your hands behind your tail. Move all your weight out over your tail to flex your board.
Practice grabbing your board in different places get used to how each grab feels and build you muscle memory so you’ll know how it should feel in the air.
8 Year Old Snowboard Girl Jacky!
Watch 8 year old snowboard girl Jacky do some amazing snowboarding tricks on the summer glacier in Whistler! Thanks to her dad Jack for getting her into snowboarding and giving her the opportunity to snowboard in Whistler. Jacky is confident on the big jumps and hitting the boxes and rails. Her favorite snowboarding tricks are method grabs and boardslides.
How to Frontside 180 Snowboarding – Trick Tutorial
Tips on how to do frontside 180 in the terrain park. The frontside 180 is a great beginner tricks, it was actually the very first trick I ever learned snowboarding. As soon as I could ollie, carve and ride switch I started practicing frontside 180’s. It’s great beginner trick because you don’t need much air to do it, you can see your takeoff and landing the entire time and it’s a trick that opens the door to a lot of other tricks.
To start lets break down front 180’s into three parts. The ride in, wind up and pop.
For the front 180 you need to come into the lip on your heel edge. Plan to do a toe turn before the jump, followed by a heel turn so you arrive at the lip on your heels with your snowboard pointed straight. You want to do a heel turn in because you’re continuing the 180 in the same direction as the turn. It will also give you a solid platform to pop and spin from.
As you ride in start winding up for the spin. Have you upper body facing back slightly, then as you get to the lip up the jump rotate your upper body forward. Keep you core stiff so your legs and board follow. You only need a small amount of wind up and rotation to get the front 180 around.
Pop off your heels to get the 180 into the air. As you get to lip jump even off both feet. this will keep you level in the air, and set you up for a level landing a bit on your toes. A level pop will also give you the time in air to get the 180 around. You could also ollie off the lip, but make sure comfortable with your ollie so you can keep yourself level in the air and for the landing.
You can first start practicing 180’s outside the park off the ground, up banks and off side hits. Work on the skills in the 180 by mastering your jumps, carving and switch riding. Once you get comfortable with front 180’s in the park, you can start experimenting with 180’s on boxes and rails and spins in other directions. If you guys have any questions about this trick or if you guys have any tips for frontside 180’s you can leave them in the comment section. If you liked this video’s give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. Thanks for watching guys! and I’ll see you in the next video.
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!
How to Tail Block – Snowboarding Tricks
Learn how to tail block on your snowboard. A tail block is a fun snowboard trick that you can do on the flat ground or on a side bank. There are three snowboard skills you want to do before learning how to do a tail block. You should be able to tail press, ollie on a wall,and nose grab. As you’re working on your tail block you can break it down into three parts, the approach, maneuver and landing. As you approach on your snowboard, you want to ride up the bank, a bit on your toes. To perform this trick you want to dig in your tail, stall, then grab your the nose of your snowboard. To land the trick, pop out of the stall, then bend your knees to absorb the landing. When learning snowboarding tricks always start small, then make the features more difficult as you progress.
How to Indy Grab Snowboarding – Trick Tutorial
Whats up guys? Kevin here from Snowboardprocamp. In this video I’ve got a few tips for doing Indy grabs. An Indy is when you grab your snowboard with your back hand between you binding on your toe edge. Indy’s are a good beginner grab because your reaching straight down so it easy to stay balanced in the air. I’ve got three tips to help you learn this grab and to make it look stylish.
The first tip is get a good pop off the lip of the jump. Popping off the lip will give you much more height and time in the air to complete the Indy grab. The jump I’m hitting is small, but because of the pop I have lots of time to get the grab.
The second tip is to suck you knees in the air. As you leave the lip bend your knees as much as you can. When you go for the grab you won’t have to reach far because you snowboard will be right there. Bending your knees will also keep you compact and balanced in the air.
The third tip is to tweak out the Indy grab to make it look stylish. Twist your body in the air to get your snowboard sideways and straighten you back leg while bending your front leg to bone it out.
You can use these same tips to make all your grabs easier and more stylish. If you guys have any questions or if you have any tips for Indy grabs you can leave them in the comment section. Let me know if there are any other grabs you want to learn and subscribe to see more trick videos. Thanks for watching!
How to Backside 180 in the Park – Snowboarding Tricks
Tips to Backside 180 in the terrain park. 180’s are the first spin you want to learn in the park and the first trick where you land switch. I’m going to break down each part of the backside 180,show you how you can practicing 180’s outside the terrain park and how you can practice right now at home.I break down the backside 180 into 4 parts. The approach, takeoff, rotation and landing.
On the approach plan your turns up to the lip, so you can spin off your toe edge. Do a heel turn before the kicker then a toe turn on the kicker. Arrive at the lip on you toe edge, with your snowboard pointed straight.
Takeoff from the lip by popping level off your toe edge. Popping level off both feet will give you the time in the air to get the 180 around. A level pop will also keep you level in the air and set you up for a level landing.
Rotate off the lip to get the backside 180 spin around. As you approach the lip have your shoulders slightly facing forward, then as you pop off the lip rotate your shoulders backward. Your snowboard will follow your shoulders as you rotate from 0 to 90 to 180 degrees. If you don’t rotate enough you can twist your body to finish the 180.
As the 180 comes around look down to spot your landing. Get ready to absorb the landing by bending your knees. If your take off was level off you toes then your landing should be level and a bit on your heels. Make sure your switch riding is solid so you can ride out the 180 clean.
There are a lot of 180 skills you can practice outside the park. Practice the rotation and pop by spinning 180’s off the flat ground, as you ride across the slope and off the carpet at home. Make sure your carving turns are solid for the approach and your switch riding is solid for the landing. You can find links to all these videos in the description below. If you guys have any question or if you have any tips for doing back 180’s you can leave them in comment section. Thanks for watching and subscribe to see upcoming trick videos.
How to Backside Boardslide – Snowboarding Tricks
Tips for doing Backside Boardslides on a snowboard. Back boards are a really fun trick and one of the first tricks you should learn in the park. To make learning this trick easy, I’m going to break down each part of the trick, show you how to practice this trick outside the park and how to avoid the most common mistake that people make.
To start lets break down the Backside boardslide into three parts. The approach, on the box, and landing.
As you approach for the boardslide you want to have a bit of speed and be coming at the box in a straight line. Do one or two speed checks with your board on the approach to set your speed. Give yourself lots of space to point your board straight and flat, with a bit more weight on your toe edge.
As you get onto the box you want to get you board sideways and get your weight centered. To get your snowboard sideways you need to do two things. Turn hips and legs forward as your upper body and arms turn backward. This twisting motion will get you board sideways and lock in the boardslide. To keep your weight centered bend your knees and reach your front hand down towards the snow.
For the landing you want to come off the end of the box, land solid and ride way clean. Come out of the boardslide by untwisting your body. Bend your knees to absorb the landing, then plan to do a few turns to ride it out.
The most important tip is to first practice back boards outside the park. Find a mellow run where you can practice twisting your body into the boardslide position. You can safely practice this on the snow and train your body until the movement is automatic. Then when you’re ready for the park find an easy feature that you’re already comfortable doing 50/50’s on.
The most common mistake people make is they have to much weight over their heel edge. This will cause you to slide out onto your butt. Keep your knees bent and your front hand reaching down so your weight stays forward and more centered over your snowboard.
Put all these tips together to help you nail your back boardslides. If you guys have any questions or if you have any tips for doing boardslides that I missed you can leave them in the comment box. Thank for watching and I’ll see you in the next video!