How To Backside 180
Need to know how to backside 180? Sliding down the hill is cool and all, but good snowboarding is all about rotation, and learning how to backside 180 is one very important step in the progression of mountaintop aerial rotation. You may ask, why learn to do a backside 180? Simple: spinning in the air gets you hot babes. Let's get started.
- Take a few practice runs to get familiar with the trails and jumps. You shouldn’t try a backside 180, or any new trick, on unfamiliar terrain.
- Visualize the trick in your head. Think about the body mechanics involved in the backside 180. If you think it over before the trick, the motions will become more natural.
- Approach a jump with speed. This part is just like every other trick you’ve ever learned.
- Launch into the air. Try to get as much air as possible. You’ll need enough air time to get the board to spin 180 degrees.
- Twist your body around backside. Lead with the heel of your front foot. If you turn your head you will turn your body so lead with your head and shoulders. Some people look through their legs to spot the landing while attempting a backside 180.
- Once your back foot is pointed downhill, stop rotating. Spot your landing and try to keep the nose (tail) of your board pointed downhill. Land and ride away.
You can add more flair to the backside 180 by adding any number of grabs. Keep practicing. The backside 180 is the gateway to every backside rotational trick.