How To: Perform a frontside 180 on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a frontside 180 on a snowboard.

How To: Properly buff a snowboard

Buffing a snowboard usually occurs after it's been waxed and scraped properly. This is usually the final step for a snowboard and really helps with the overall cosmetic look of the board. Buffing it from tip to tail will lead to a nice smooth base for a nice looking finish. To do this, check out the tutorial above and enjoy!

How To: Do a toeside pendulum in snowboarding

In this video, we learn how to do a toeside pendulum in snowboarding. Start by sideslipping on your toe edge. Take note that tapping on one leg represents increased pressure on that foot. Look and point in the direction that you want to travel, then tap on both legs to get even pressure on both feet. Increase edge angle with even pressure on both feet to slow down and stop moving on the board. Once you get these tips and tricks down you can better understand how to ride the snowboard. Remembe...

How To: Fall safely on a snowboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to fall safely on a snowboard. You will want to make sure you are in a position that makes it safe for you to fall either backwards or forwards. When falling forward land on knees first then forearms. When falling backwards, flex your knees and fall on your butt. Keep your chin to your knees to avoid injury to your head. Also, make sure you have the correct gear to wear while you are out snowboarding. Another great tip is to not go on courses that are too advanc...

How To: Pop an ollie on a snowboard for beginners

Sierra Snowboard demonstrates how to pop an ollie on a snowboard. An ollie is a basic but mandatory trick when riding a snowboard. When popping up on a snowboard do not jump off of your toes. If you jump off of your toes it is not considered an ollie. Make sure that you also do not jump off of your heels. First, keep your body square and balanced so that you are parallel with the board. Be sure to bend at the knees and not at the waist. Quickly shift your weight to the back foot. Load up the ...

How To: Wax a snowboard without an iron

This particular video demonstrates a method to wax your snowboard. This method of waxing the snowboard does not involve use of iron. It is done using a large piece of wax and a piece of cork. Firstly we need to rub the piece of wax over the surface of the snowboard. Hard rub is required and one ball jay is the most efficient. After rubbing for some time we need to polish the waxed using a large round piece of cork. After polishing for some time you will discover a shiny looking snowboard read...

How To: Perform a frontside 720 on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a frontside 720 on a snowboard.

How To: Wax a snowboard in two minutes

To wax a snowboard you will need an iron, board wax, a flat scraper and a buffer pad. First, use the iron to melt the wax. The iron should be hot enough to cause the wax to quickly drip but not hot enough to produce smoke. Iron the wax onto the snowboard by using small concentric circles to melt the wax evenly. Go over spots several times, if necessary. Be sure to use wax that is appropriate for your riding conditions. Scrape the excess wax off of the board. Use a buffer pad like the rough si...

How To: Wax and scrape your snowboard

In this video by 585 Productions, Jake teaches you how to wax and scrape your snowboard. You will need an iron, a plastic, scraper, and a Scotch-Brite pad. Before you begin, loosen the bindings because heating the board with the screws tight can warp the base. First take the Scotch-Brite pad and wipe down the entire board in order to get all the grime, dirt, and old wax off of it. Next, using an iron that has temperature control, set it to get hot enough to melt the wax, but not so hot that t...

How To: Build a backyard quarterpipe for snowboarding

In this video, our author, Jimmy Jacobs, shows us how to build a quarter pipe. He shows use many ways to grip the shovel to form our quarter pipe such as “the granny” or the “railroad”. Please make sure your shovel has a sharp tip, otherwise this will be difficult. From here, just repeatedly hit your pile of snow with the sharp tip of your shovel to smooth out the surface. It is important to note that you it helpful to build your pile first, instead of trying to smooth the snow before...

How To: Do a manual on a snowboard

The manual is one of the most basic, ancient tricks in all of extreme sports. It is basically a wheelie on a board. This video offers tips for how to perform a manual successfully on a snowboard, and describes how practicing and improving your manual skills will lead to improvements in all sorts of other tricks as well, like ollies and tailslides, both of which use the same position.

How To: Do a board press on a snowboard

Sierra Snowboard describes how to pull off a board press on your snowboard. The most important aspects of the board press are using your legs to flex the board and setting up your body to balance over the press. Approach the press in an upright, balanced stance and move into the press. Flex down on the leg closest to the end of the board that you want to press and pull up your other leg. At the end of the press, give one last hard press of the leg and pop back into your centered stance. Alter...

How To: Perform a "frontside 270 on 270 off" on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a frontside "270 0n 270 off" on a snowboard.

How To: Boardslide a rail on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to boardslide a rail on a snowboard.

How To: Do a heelside pendulum in snowboarding

In this video we learn how to do a heelside pendulum in snowboarding. Start by sideslipping on your heal edge. Then, tap on one leg to increase pressure on that foot. Reduce the angle and then you can slide your board down where you are facing. Look and point in the direction of desired travel. Tapping on both legs means even pressure distribution on both feet. Increase edge angle with even pressure on both feet to slow down and stop. Although you will start out slow at first, these are great...

How To: Do the frontside and backside 180 on a snowboard

This video illustrates how to do a front side and backside 180 on a snowboard. This process is done by the following steps.Step 1You need a helmet, packing snow, shovel and a snowboard.Step 2Learn to carve a switch.Step 2Make a jump.Step 3Make sure there is no one on the way.Step 4Make sure the hill is long and you go down fast so that you get more air which means that you get more time for a full spin of 180.Step 5Bend your knees down.Step 6Spin your lower body first and focus on landing. th...

How To: Do basic turns in snowboarding

In this video, we learn how do perform basic turns while snowboarding. To start out, increase the pressure onto your front foot while on the board Then, rotate your upper body in the direction you are turning. When the board starts to go downhill, transfer your weight from the heel to a flat base on the board. The snowboard will turn away, place pressure on your toe and bend your ankles. Place more pressure on your feet, then rotate your upper body in the direction you are turning. Keep doing...

How To: Link turns on a snowboard

In this video, we learn how to link turns on a snowboard. First, you are going to want to start in a good balance stance. You will need to learn to use your legs to release your edge and lean into the fall line so you're into a comfortable stance. To release the board into a new turn, drive towards the nose of the board while flattening the foot into the snow. Flex your ankle so you are in a better position to steer the board. You can also rotate your hips to help steer the board. Use your le...

How To: Master basic mobility on your snowboard

In this video we learn how to master basic mobility on your snowboard. Look and point in the direction you want to travel then transfer weight onto your back foot and slide the snowboard forward. Transfer weight onto your front foot to enable the board to glide forward. Change direction by lifting the snowboard and pivoting on the back of your feet. To climb, place your snowboard perpendicular to the fall line. Then, step your free foot over the snowboard and dig your toe edge into the snow. ...

How To: Choose the correct size for your snowboard

In this video, Sierra Snowboard gives us some tips on how to select the snowboard that's right for you. Each board comes in a number of different sizes, and most boards come with a size chart specific for that board. These charts can be vague, but are good starting points for selecting your size. One thing to consider is your bossy type. The weight of the rider is the primary factor in selecting the size of a snowboard. You'll notice that the height of a rider is not listed on a size chart. I...

How To: Frontside 540

Bryan Fox shows you how to do a frontside 540. As you are approaching the lip take a big heelside turn and pop off your toes. Put your head into your front shoulder and keep your rotation flat. Frontside 540.

How To: Build a snowboard box

In this video we learn how to build a snowboard box. First, decide on a size for your box and write out the dimensions. Then, buy your frame for the box and follow the structure of the box with it having four sides. After you have built the frame, put on the wood to complete the sides and make the box enclosed. Use screws placed into the frame to make sure it's completely secure. You may also want to install handles so this is easier to handle. Once you're finished with your box you can paint...

How To: Do heelside sideslipping in snowboarding

In this video we learn how to do a heelside sideslipping in snowboarding. Keep your head up and your eyes looking straight ahead. Bend your knees and maintain a straight upper body. Apply pressure to your heel edge and pull up on your toes as you ride. Maintain even weight on both feet with your arms at the sides of your body. As you continue to learn the tips and tricks on how to ride better, you will get more comfortable while on the board. Try to relax and remember how to do all the moveme...

How To: Wax, tune and detune your snowboard

In this video you will learn how to wax, tune, and DE-tune your snowboard. The first thing you're going for tuning and DE-tuning your board is to take a bill file and file your board right where it starts to curve (do this on every corner of your board). Then when you're ready to clean the base of your board you take your base citrus cleaner and pour some onto a rag and wipe it on the board until its clean. Then when you're ready to wax your board take your wax and melt it over the board usin...

How To: Perform an ollie on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform an ollie on a snowboard.

How To: Perform a nollie on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a nollie on a snowboard.

How To: Ride a button lift

Not all snowboarding slopes have bucket lifts, but button or t-bar lifts, like shown in this how-to video. T-bar lifts may look a little dangerous, but as long as you put the hang bar between your legs and hold tight, the lift will take you up nice and easy. Watch this video snowboarding tutorial and learn how to ride a button or t-bar lift. Ride a button lift.

Prev Page