How To Shifty On A Snowboard
Learning how to do a shifty is a prelude to many air tricks and grabs. Doing a shifty on a snowboard is a classic and stylish trick that is easy to learn. Making a shifty a part of your trick arsenal should be a priority. Popping a shifty and sticking it is a load of fun and is a great confidence builder. Learning a shifty as you advance in skill levels is necessary for the trickster looking to move to the next level. Snowboarding is a great sport and requires allot of hard work and dedication. Sticking a trick like a shifty can do nothing more then build confidence, fine tune your ability and impress others on the slopes.
- From a downhill start, approach the jump. Your speed needn’t be extreme, just enough to gain some air and distance. As you approach the jump, bend your knees. When you reach near the top of the jump, push off to gain air.
- Immediately push your trailing foot backwards. Your torso should twist backwards as well. Keep your arms out to maintain balance. You should almost be at a ninety-degree angle.
- As you begin to drop from your jump, twist back to a straight position. Keep your hands out by your sides to maintain balance. Approaching the ground, be sure to bend your knees slightly. Upon impact, straighten your legs and stick the landing.
- Make a few dry runs off the jump to get a feel for the jump itself. Conditions affect the dynamic of a jump and getting a feel before attempting is always recommended.