How to Bluntslide in Snowboarding
Learning how to bluntside in snowboarding is a basic maneuver that requires body position and management to pull off. The bluntside is a stop and turn 180 trick that requires little air. Learning to bluntside requires a understanding of the snowboard and your environment. This article will outline the process used to pull of a bluntside in snowboarding. The mechanics are simple enough for a bluntside but still talent and skill are needed to make it work. The bluntside is recommended for snowboarders interested in learning more about tricks and their mechanics. The bluntside will open the door to many other trick opportunities.
What you will need to bluntside in snowboarding:
- Downhill (bunny style)
- Snowboarding gear
How to bluntside on a snowboard:
- Strap on your gear and ensure it is all in working order. Spend some time warming up and getting your blood flowing. Make a few runs down the slope where you plan on attempting the bluntside.
- Double check the bindings as you will be leaving the snow. When prepared, head down the slope at a controlled and slow speed. Pull back on the nose, planting the heel against the snow.
- Lift up on the trailing foot. Twist your body immediately and turn your head around. You should gain air and your snowboard should turn 180 degree. You should now be heading down the slope as a fakie.
Tip: take it slow as a beginner you still need to respect the bluntside.