5 Freestyle Snowboard Tricks
Need to know 5 freestyle snowboard tricks? Snowboarding without learning some freestyle snowboarding tricks is like having ice cream without the cream, like having beer without the alcohol. In short, not very cool. What better way to get cool fast than by reading our 5 Freestyle Snowboard Tricks?
The Backside Rodeo 5 7 9. A basic, backside Rodeo that is nothing more than a 540 degree rotation, the Backside Rodeo can be made more "flippy" or an "off-axis" spin by altering the grab choice as well as the line and pop factors. If the rider has developed a certain comfort level with double flips, he may even move on to a second flip rotation in the original spin.
- The Falling Star. Nothing to do with astronomy, the Falling Star is a variation on the aforementioned Backside Rodeo made popular by the snowboarder Andreas Wigg. The whole point of this snowboarding trick is, purely, coolness—plain and simple! The coolness factor comes from the rider backwards side-flipping into the rotation as he rotates 90 degrees backside and then flips sideways around the Y-axis.
- The Half Cab. Originally, a skateboarding trick, the Half Cab is named in reference to Steve Cabalerro, the renowned skateboarder. It involves a minor takeoff and then doing a 180 degree rotation to land forward. That's all. The reason for its simplicity, if you will, is because the Half Cab is a basic foundation of more advanced tricks.
- The Chicane. The Chicane is very unique as far as tricks go because, put quite simply, it isn't performed that often! But if you're willing, you can try your hand at it by simply doing a frontside 180 degree rotation with a front flip on the X-axis. In fact, the Chicane, as far as freestyle snowboarding tricks go, is the opposite of the 90 roll since it's a frontside 90, tuck front flip, and then an additional 90 degrees more to land switch.
- The Lawn Dirt. One of the more basic tricks in freestyle snowboarding, the Lawn Dirt is your basic late front flip in which the rider extends in the first half of the move to stall out upside down, with arms to the side, before tucking the flip over at the very last second! Sounds more complicated than it is, though.