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!
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!
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!
3 Beginner Snowboard Tips – First Day Snowboarding
In this video I’ve got three beginner snowboard tips to prepare you for your first day of riding. These tips are going to set up up to make the most of your first day and help you to avoid some common first day problems.
The first tip is to figure out if you’re a regular or goofy rider. Regular means going down the hill with your left foot first, and goofy means going down the hill with your right foot first. It’s also the foot you’ll keep strapped into your board while skating and getting off the chairlift. This is important to know a head of time so you can properly setup your snowboard stance. Or if you’re renting a board that you get the proper setup from the rental shop. There are few ways you can figure out which one is your front foot. You can slide across the snow, or across your kitchen floor, it’s the foot you would kick something with, or get a friend to push you from behind and see which foot your put out first.
The second beginner snowboard tip is to get into an exercise routine. On your first day snowboarding you spend a lot of time sitting in the snow trying to stand up. Squats, push ups and sit ups are three basic exercises which can really help make this easier. Push ups will definitely help for standing up on your toe edge. And sit ups and squats will help for standing up on your heel edge. An exercise routine will also help you to recover faster after your first day and enable you to do multiple days of snowboarding. This is where you can build off what you learned the previous day and really progress your riding.
The final beginner snowboard tip is to make a gear list of everything you need for the mountain. There are so many different pieces of equipment from what your wearing, to the snowboard equipment and safety gear. Whether you’re getting your gear brand new, borrowing from a friend, or renting for the day, you really need every piece. Talk to friends or someone from a local snowboard shop to make sure you have everything you need. If you get to the mountain and you find out you’ve still forgotten something, the lost and found is a great place to borrow something from.
I hope these three tips will help prepare you for your first day riding. Check out the beginner snowboard playlist for more tips. If you still have question you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!
5 Tips for Snowboarding in Powder
In this video I’ve got 5 tips for snowboarding in powder. I think that snowboarding in powder is by far the my favorite thing to do on the mountain. If you’ve never riding in powder think these tips will give you something to work on and if you have riding powder before these tips will help improve your current skills.
The first tip for snowboarding in powder is kind of obvious but it’s to keep your weight over your tail. It’s almost like your doing a tail press down the mountain. Bending your back knee and moving your weight over the tail of your board. This will keep your nose up and board floating on top of the snow. You’ll know that you’re doing this right if your back leg is burning by the end of the run.
The second tip is to spray snow out the side of each turn. The more snow your spray the more you’ll control your speed. Pressure your tail early in the turn to spray snow out the side. The only time you want to spray snow downhill is when your coming to a stop or when you’re riding in very steep power.
Next you want to steer your board through powder using your entire body. It takes more effort to steer in powder at first because you’re pushing all that snow around. Use your knees, hip and shoulders all together to steer though each turn. Use your core muscles to connect your upper and lower body, so they work together.
The most important tip for snowboarding in powder is to ride with speed. If you’re new to riding powder then you’ll probably start on mellow terrain like a green or blue run. Use long and narrow turns, and only spray snow out the side to keep your speed up and get you down to the bottom of the run.
You may have to plan your run, so you pick up speed to get across any flat areas, or plan to avoid these areas all together. Plan your turn shape as well for the type of terrain you’re riding.
I hope these five tips will help with your powder riding. Connect with me on Instagram to share any photos or videos. If you still have any questions you can leave them in the comment section. Give this video a thumbs up if you found it helpful. Thanks for watching guys! and I’ll see ya in the next video!
How to Layback – Snowboard Trick
In this video I’ve got some tips for doing laybacks. The layback is one of those trick that’s a lot of fun and you can’t help but smile while you’re doing it. There’s not really any technical secrets for learning how to layback, but I do have some tips, which will help you learn it faster and solve any problems you might run into. So, before you try laybacks there are a couple tricks that you want to learn first. Tail presses will teach you how to balance on the back of your board and also how to flex your board. Tripods will get you comfortable putting your hands in the snow and help you get used to using your core muscles to get yourself back up on your board. When you’re ready to try layback start by doing it in one spot. This will get your body ready by stretching out your legs and hips. This will also build your muscle memory, so you know how the layback should feel while going down the slope. You can also get ready for the layback by trying this at home.
To get into the layback, point your board straight and try to get your hip down into the snow. Use your arm to balance yourself, with your head looking downhill.Keep your weight centered behind your board to keep your board from turning to the left or right. You wont be able to control your speed while doing the layback, so make sure you pick a good slope where you’ll be comfortable with the speed and there won’t be any other riders turn in front of you. The snow conditions will help as well, you can see that the snow is softer in these clips making it smoother to layback on and giving me more cushion for when I fall.
I find the reason i fall in the layback is when the terrain gets uneven or bumpy. Try to find a run that’s level and free of any bumps. Your equipment could also keep your from doing laybacks. You board, boots and bindings should all be fairly flexible. If your gear is stiff then you can loosen your boots or bindings slightly and look into getting a softer flex board. Get creative with your layback, it’s a fun trick so have fun with it and add your own style to it. Connect with me on instagram to share any photos or videos of your laybacks with the #mytricklist. Give this video a thumbs up if you found it helpful. Check out the snowboard trick playlist to learn more tricks! Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!