Learning how to wheelie on a snowboard is a neat trick to pull off anywhere. A wheelie is a simple enough trick requiring mostly leg strength and balance and is a perfect trick for the beginning snowboarder to learn. Learning to do a wheelie on a snowboard will open the door for several other tricks. Like any other trick however, the wheelie requires a level of skill and is not for everyone. Learn the basics of safe and proper snowboarding before attempting any tricks. Once you're ready to begin, know that doing a wheelie on a snowboard is a fun trick and easy to learn.
To perform a wheelie on a snowboard, you will need:
- A snowboard
- All your gear
- Downhill slopes
- A safe location
- Begin by heading downhill. Allow yourself to pick up some speed. When you reach a comfortable level, bend your back leg and lean back. Slowly, lean further back until most of your weight is on your back leg.
- As you are leaning back the nose of the snowboard should be elevated. Give a little hop to place the bearing weight on the tail of the snowboard. Pull your front leg up more to raise the nose further off the powder.
- You may have to attempt this several times until you find your balance. There should be a center of gravity where the heel is planted and the nose is in the air and you are balanced.
That’s the trick, a wheelie on a snowboard. Simple, but again, it requires practice and a full understanding of the basics and safety features of proper snowboarding.