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
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 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
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!
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 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 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 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!
Top 5 Butter Snowboarding Tricks
In this video I’m going to show you the top 5 butter snowboarding tricks to add to your trick list. Butter snowboarding tricks are fun because you can do them anywhere, and there are so many different variations.
The first butter snowboarding tricks to start with are nose and tail presses. Pressing is the base of all butter tricks. The key to a good press is moving your weight over the nose or tail of your board. You can start by practicing your presses at home, then take them to a mellow slope. A flexible board will make pressing a lot easier.
Next, combing pressing with rotation for spinning butter snowboarding tricks. The key for this trick is to wind your body up and rotate to create spin, as you lock in the press. Being able to 180 or 360 will help for winding up and timing the rotation. Avoid catching your edge as you spin by keeping more pressure on your up hill edge. Start small by spinning 180, then once your comfortable see how many spins you can link together.
Add another level of difficulty to your butters by doing butter 180’s. The butter 180 combines pressing, 180’s and ollies all together. You need solid switch riding for this trick because you’re landing the 180 switch and continuing the trick with a cab 180. Practice your switch riding, cab 180’s and switch ollies to help you master this trick.
Tripods are taking your Butters passed your tail and to the ground. The key for tripods is to move all of your weight behind your board. Plant your hands in the snow and push your board out to get full extension. You can practice getting into the tripod on a flat area, but I actual think this trick easier on a steeper runs, where you don’t have to lean over as far to touch the snow.
Once you have tripods master you can take them to the next level of laziness with the Layback. Laybacks are just a fun trick without too much technical stuff going on. The only key for the is trick is flexibility, so take some time to stretch out before trying this on the slope. Make sure you’ve got a clear path because there’s no quick stops once you get the layback pointed.
Have fun working through each of these butter snowboarding tricks and adding them to your trick list. To share photo’s or videos of your butters connect on Instagram and use the hashtag #mytricklist. For full video’s with tips on how to do all these tricks check out the Snowboard Trick playlist. Give this video a thumbs up if you found it helpful. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video.