10 Basic Snowboard Tricks
There are many reasons why someone would want to learn 10 basic snowboard tricks. Especially for someone that is just starting to cut their teeth in the snowboarding world, knowing a few standard tricks can be a great way to both practice and impress the onlookers. There are many tricks that you could do that many would consider simple, but these are some of the most popular all around tricks out there.
- The Ollie. This is the most basic trick on the snowboard. It consists simply of jumping off the snow and landing without crashing. This can easily be done, even on smaller beginner courses. All you need is a small hill to jump off of.
- The Wheelie. This is similar to the Ollie, but only one side of the snowboard comes off the snow. Some consider it simpler, but, since you have to distribute your weight, it takes a little more balance than a simple jump.
- The Nose and Tail Roll. This trick is simply switching your facing by flipping the snowboard 180 degrees. However, you must maintain balance to avoid a crash.
- Side Turn. This move is done when going up a hill or half pipe. Once you get to the top, you will essentially flip the board and go back down the other way.
- Nollie. Essentially the opposite of an Ollie. You simply jump with the opposite side of the board leading rather than vice versa.
- Shifty. A move in which the boarder does an Ollie followed by a 90 degree switch in the air, then another 90 degree switch to bring them back into their starting position.
- Flail. A move following an Ollie in which the boarder flails his or her hands in the air while in the air. This move is usually used to parody new boarders doing their first Ollie.
- 1 2 Grab. A simple grab in which the boarder simply grabs one side of the board while in the air and then releases before landing.
- UFO. A trick in which the boarder grabs the front side of the board and the back side of the board at the same time while in mid air.
- Indy. This is a basic grab in which the boarder grabs the board between their two feet while in mid air.
Though there are many other snowboarding tricks that are simple enough to execute, these are some of the most basic moves for any new boarder to try.