Snowboard Stunts: Taking Off and Mastering the Basics
When it comes to snowboarding, the most exciting tricks are often the ones performed in the air. These tricks are not for the faint of heart, but rather for experienced snowboarders looking for a challenge. However, if you’re a beginner and looking for something a little easier, fear not, we’ve compiled a list of all the basic snowboarding tricks for you.
Let’s start with a fundamental trick known as an “ollie.” This trick uses the elasticity of the snowboard’s tail to lift you off the ground. To perform the Ollie, find an area with a gentle slope and pick up speed. As you approach the springboard, shift your weight to your front foot and jump using the elasticity of the board. Bend your knees toward your chest and focus on keeping your snowboard centered. Be careful not to let the nose of the board drop too low, which could cause you to lose control, and don’t raise it too high, which could cause the board to slip out from under your feet.
Once you’ve mastered the ollie, it’s time to move on to more advanced tricks such as Wheelies, also known as the Willy trick. This trick requires control and balance. Start your descent at low speed and lower your center of gravity by squatting slightly. Shift your weight to your back foot, lifting the front of the board off the ground. Try to maintain this position for a few seconds, balancing on your back foot with the nose of the board in the air.
If you want to add some flair to your tricks, learn how to do nose and tail rolls. These tricks involve turning the nose or tail of the board 180 degrees. As with the Willy trick, you need to focus on maintaining your balance as you spin until the turn is completed.
Let’s take it to the next level by doing the Air to Fakie or Nollie trick. This trick requires jumping, spinning the board in the air, and landing in the opposite direction. To successfully perform this trick, you must perform a high jump and land on both feet.
The main thing is to create enough height in your jump to complete a 360-degree turn in the air.
Are you ready for a new exciting trick? Introducing the Butters trick – a continuous 360 degree rotation. This trick can be performed even on a flat surface. Start slowly and, using the tail of the board as a fulcrum, begin the turn by leaning back and putting your weight on your back foot. Lift the nose of the board and turn around. It is important not to raise your nose too high to maintain stability and prevent falling. As you approach halfway through the turn, lower the nose and complete the rotation on the ground. Continue rotating until you return to the starting position.
These are just a few of the cool snowboard tricks that will improve your skill level on the slopes. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep improving your technique and master more difficult tricks as your confidence grows. Feel the thrill of taking to the air and unleash your inner snowboarding champion.