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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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!
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How to Twist 180 Snowboarding
Tips on how to twist 180 snowboarding. These are essential for your trick list because they’re a very quick way to 180, you can do them off any edge, and you can even do them from an Ollie or nollie. They are also key if you want learn 180’s off boxes and rails. The difference between a twisting and traditional 180 is in the traditional style you wind up and rotate to get the 180 around, where in the twisting style you just turn your shoulders and twist your board below you.
To start, practice the twisting motion as you ride. Turning your shoulders in the direction you want to 180, then twisting your hips to slide your board around. Twisting like this is a great way to practice and improve your switch riding as well.
Once you have the twisting while riding down, stop on the side of the slope and add in the jump. Build a platform by getting your edge firmly into the snow. Turn your head and shoulder into the direct you want to 180 snowboarding. Bend your knees and jump into the air as you twist your hips and board around. Land on the opposite edge with your knees bent and back fairly straight. Keeping your weight balanced over the center of your board.
Next find mellow slope where you have some space to twist the 180 while riding. Start at a speed you’re comfortable with, riding across the slope is a great way to control your speed while twisting the 180 snowboarding. Build up your speed as you improve and you could even find a ledge to get some extra height. Remember to break this trick down into the individual parts to get it around successfully. Switch riding is always key for having the confidence to commit to the landing. My personal favorite for this trick is come in on my heel edge, then do a nollie into backside 180.
So, remember guys start out with some twists as your ride, then add in the jump on side of the slope, before practicing on mellow runs and small ledges. If you found this video helpful remember to give it a thumbs up. Connect with me on Instagram to share your snowboard photos and video and to enter the latest contests. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!
3 Keys to Snowboarding Spins
3 keys to snowboarding spins for beginner snowboarders! Snowboarding spins are something you can start to learn even if you’re a beginner. Doing spins by jumping from a static position, or by putting spins into butter tricks. These three keys will build a strong foundation for spinning that you can use at any level.
The first key is create the spin by winding up and rotating your body. For a frontside spin wind up and turn your arms, shoulders and chest toward your boards tail, then rotate and turn toward your boards nose. For the backside spin wind up and turn toward the nose of your board, then rotate and turn towards your tail. The wind up and rotation will create the momentum you need to get your board around 180. An easy way to remember which way to spin is that you always want the nose of your board to spin uphill.
The second key is to get your board into the air by doing a level jump off your board edge. The edge of your board creates a solid platform in the snow to jump from. Practice on a run where there enough of a slope to dig your edge in. For a frontside spin stand on your heel edge, then bend your knees and jump even off both feet. If you jump level from your heels then your board will be level in the air, and you’ll land level on your toe edge.
For the backside snowboarding spins stand on your toe edge, bend your knees and jump even off both feet to get your board into the air and land level on your heel edge. Balance is also key while jumping, so make sure you jump staight up into the air. And keep your weight centered over your board with your back fairly straight and knees bent.
The third key for snowboarding spins is to perfectly time the rotation and jump together. When you have the timing right your 180’s will come around smooth and feel effortless. Time your frontside spin by winding your upper body up, then waiting until the end of the rotation to jump your board into the air. By waiting until the end you’ll be able to use the full momentum of the wind up and rotation to spin the 180 around. Same for the backside spin. Winding up your body, bending your knees and waiting until the end of the rotation to jump into the air.
By using these three keys you can break down your snowboarding spins and focus on which one you need to work on. If you’re not quite ready to spin in the air you can first learn spins by putting them into your butter tricks. Getting into a press and spinning on the nose or tail of your board. Check out more videos on spinning by clicking the link to the snowboard tricks playlist. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!