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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Beginner Snowboard Playlist
The beginner snowboard playlist will prepare you for your first day of snowboarding. These videos will give you some tools to prepare for your fist day snowboarding and help you progress your riding past the beginner stage. When you're fist learning to snowboard take your time and learn at your own pace. Set reasonable goals that your can achieve and will keep you progressing each day. Snowboard with a friend and find someone who can give you a hand through any challenges. If you have any questions or video requests on beginner snowboard topics you can leave them in the comment area. Once you've mastered the beginner snowboard playlist you can move onto the trick and freeride playlists, where you can learn more advanced snowboarding skills! Thanks for watching and remember to subscribe for more videos!
Tips for Buying Snowboard Bindings – Snowboarding Gear
Tips for buying snowboard bindings. Binding are important because they’re the bridge between you and your snowboard, transferring your skills and movements into your board. Getting the right pair will enhance your riding and help you stay comfortable and safe.
The first thing you want to check out when buying snowboard binding is the base. There are three different types of bases that connect the snowboard binding to your board. I have Burton est binding and they have two screws, one on either side that connects into a Burton est board. There’s also the disc binding that connect to your board with 4 screws or if you have Burton disc binding it will have 3 screws. Next, Take a look at the base and make sure it clear how to adjust the angles for setting up your stance. Bases are built so well now that a lot of brands will offer a lifetime warranty on the base.
Next take let take a look at the heel and toe straps. The ankle strap will be wider than the toe strap and will have a fair amount of cushion, holding your ankle into the binding firmly and distributing pressure evenly across your boot. The toe strap is thinner and has less cushion. On my snowboard bindings I have a toe cap which holds my toe down , but also pulls my boot back into the snowboard bindings. You also want to check out how adjustable the straps are. My binding have these little clips you can open and then loosen off to adjust the strap size. I find that as you break in your boots and binding you’ll have to shorten these straps to keep your boot in tight.
Next check out the high back on the binding. this is what you press against when doing heel turns and stops. Take a look at how the high back is adjusted and make sure it’s simple and easy to use.
Snowboard bindings also come in with different levels of flex. My binding are a soft flex with a rating of 4, which means that they’re designed more for trick and riding park. If you really into carving and powder then you’ll want to get a stiffer binding, with a flex rating around 7 or 8. The stiffness will make the binding much more responsive transferring your movements to your board a lot quicker.
Finally make sure you get the right size binding for you boot. I have size 10.5 boot which means I’m on the boarder between medium and large. I’m riding a medium size though because I like my boot fitting really snug into the binding. The sizes will be slightly different depending on the brand so bring your boots with you so you can make sure it a good fit for the binding.
I hope these tips will make shopping for bindings easier. Check out the gear playlist for more video on buying gear. If you have any more question or if you have any tips you can leave them in the comment section. Remember to give this video a thumbs up if you found it helpful and I’ll see ya in the next video!
How to Frontside 360 Snowboarding – Trick Tutorial
In this video I’ve got some tips for doing your first frontside 360 snowboarding. The front 360 snowboarding is an iconic trick and a goal of a lot of riders who are just starting to learn tricks. To help you land this tricks I’m going to break down each part of the front 360, show you how to bring it all together, and go over a few common mistakes.
First find a small lip outside the park where you can practice.
You want to ride in for the front 360 carving on your heel edge. This creates a platform with your board, you can jump and spin from. The reason you need to come in on a heel carve is because you’ll be spinning the same direction as the turn.
For the rotations, wind your arms back as you ride in , then rotate your arms forward as you get to the lip. This windup and rotation is key for getting the spin around.
Finally bend your knees as you ride in so you can pop off the lip and get yourself into the air. This pop will give you the airtime you need to get the 360 around.
The key to nailing the front 360 is all in the timing. You need to perfectly time your rotation with your pop off the lip. You can see that as I’m approaching the lip I hold the rotation back until the last second, when I pop off the lip. Waiting until this point will carry the moment you build with the wind up into the air and get the 360 around.
There are a few common mistakes that can happen when trying this trick. The first is rotating too early. This will kill your momentum and leave you stuck spinning 180 or maybe 270. Another common mistake is not popping level. If your takeoff is not level then your landing won’t be level. For front 3 it’s common to be leaning too far over you heels, then sliding out on your heels in the landing.
If your not quite ready for the front 360 snowboarding, you can practice carving, jumps and front 180’s to build the skills that will help you land this trick!
If you have any more questions about front 360 snowboarding you can leave them in the comment section! If you found this video helpful remember to give it a thumbs up! Check out the Trick playlist to learn more snowboard tricks. Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in the next video!