After you’ve started snowboarding, you’re already having a blast. Some of the most fun parts of the sport are riding along the groomers and laying deep carves. But there’s more to snowboarding than just carving and going fast. Learning new tricks is an enjoyable way to add some fun to your run and make your way into the park. In this guide, we’ll talk about ten beginner tricks that you can learn.
One of the most popular first tricks in snowboarding is the ollie, a basic technique used in many different types of snowboard tricks. Learning this will allow you to jump over obstacles and spin on the ground.
You’ll be riding at a moderate speed throughout this exercise. Once you’re ready to start, bend your knees and look straight ahead. After you do this, lean back slightly to load your board up– you’ll then need to spring off one of your back legs to get your nose into the air.
Suck your knees up to your chest and then, with your rear leg in the air, level out your legs so your back foot will be as high as your front foot. Doing this will ensure that you have a flat landing.
Reaching your peak height will allow you to straighten your legs. Once you’ve hit the snow, ride away with steeze.
Your first ollie has just landed, and it’s important to remember to bend your knees. Doing so will allow you to avoid getting injured.
This trick is similar to an ollie but off the nose of your board. The motions are reversed. This one is a bit trickier, so start this a little slower than with an ollie. You can load up your pop by leaning forward a little. Then, spring off one of your front legs and follow the same landing and leveling process.
One of the most important factors you should consider when it comes to this trick is to pull up on your back foot to reach the highest possible height.
To butter, you’ll need to load up your nose or tail and lean back a little more to ride with the tip of your board off the ground. While leaning back, ensure that your front leg is straight and your body is in line with your rear knee. If you’re using a flexible deck, boots, or flexible bindings, butters should be effortless.
These tricks are easy to learn as long as you have the proper balance and weight distribution. You can butter on both your tail and nose, and they can be combined in various ways. For instance, you can perform an ollie and land on your tail, followed by butters on the nose as you go over a little hill. After your ollie, you can turn the butter around and perform a boardslide.
After you master butters in a straight line, you can then begin to perform 180 and 360 butters for flat spins.