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 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 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!
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!
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!
Yoga for Snowboarding – 5 Minute Warm Up
This yoga for snowboarding videos is a five minute warm up and will improve your flexibility for grabs, strength for carving and balance for butters. Yoga before you snowboard is great for warming up your hips, shoulders and legs for better performance and injury prevention. If you want to learn more about how yoga for snowboarding can improve your riding check out Gill’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
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.