Snowboard Trick Tip DVD Giveaway – February 2013

My friend Nev over at SnowboardAddiction.com likes what we’re doing here at Snomie.com and is hooking our readers up with their kickass snowboard trick tips for FREE :)

He’s allowing us to give away 1 free trick tip tutorial dvd to a lucky Snomie.com reader each month and it’s time to give away this month’s trick tip dvd!

These are the number #1 selling snowboard trick tips online with over 17,000+ copies sold every year.

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2) Leave a comment below with your answer to this question:

Think of a snowboard trick that you understand how to do (ie. 360s), but haven’t been able to master yet. What has been the hardest part of learning this trick?

Entries close Feb 8th 2013. Winner will be randomly selected and announced below on Feb 9th.

Please make sure you use a real email address when commenting or we can’t contact the winner to give you your prize.

Prize:

Any of the following Snowboard Addiction DVD trick tips.

They cover how to spin, ride halfpipe, ride powder, ride rails and boxes and even how to learn flatground buttering tricks:

Snowboard Addiction Trick Tip DVDs

If you want more info (and sample videos) of these freestyle trick tips, I’ve written a very detailed review here:

Snowboard Addiction Review – Freestyle Program

Feel free to have a look for yourself and see why they sell over 17,000 snowboard training videos every year :)

- Jed

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Comments

  1. fully understand how to do BS 3. but always 90 degree short on the rotation. been practiced for a while, still not able to get it.

  2. My cousin is the snow boarder he would love this DVD. The trick he is trying to master are the areal. Seem to be the most difficult to do.

  3. My cousin is the snow boarder he would love this DVD. The trick he is trying to master are the areal. Very hard to do.

  4. i’d like to master the rails.. i for sure visualise them in my head, know how my body balance should be, know how flat my board should be, know how my body should be oriented, but still finish slipping from it most of the time taking some of these naughty piece of steel :(

    • I know what you mean. It took me years to get over the fear of even getting on a rail after a nasty hit.
      Find a plastic pipe feature in the park because they feel kind of like a rail, but it hurts less when you slide off , and you have a larger landing zone against the topside of the pipe if you come short.
      When you approach it from the frontside, keep everything in your body aligned with your board (shoulders, hips, knees), with only your head tilted towards the rail to spot the end of the rail. For me it helps to keep my body aligned by keeping my hands over nose and tail. Keep your knees flexed at all time, very important. It’s not good to land stiff-legged on the pipe, then it’s harder to correct mistakes.
      You approach the rail at a slight angle (look at the grooves on the lip of the take-off at the end of the day). When you’re on the lip of the jump you pop of both feet and keep looking to the end, and land with your board slightly angled against the pipe to take the impact, and bend your knees to adsorb it even more. Then you level out your board and slide the whole feature. In time it will come as natural. In the beginning you don’t tend to angle your board against the pipe and this results in sliding off the other side of the pipe. Also try to find the right speed because too much speed and you panic of loose balance, too little speed and you have to work too hard to get on the feature.
      Believe it or not, but looking at the end of the rail does change a lot. It’s like they say, your body goes where you look while snowboarding.

      Have fun learning!

      • I forgot to specify the “angle of attack”: you come in at an angle on the lip, but once you hit the feature your board has to be parallel to the feature. Being “slightly angled against the pipe” is actually a tilted angle (like when carving) of your board against the topside of the feature just the moment you touch it before balancing on it.
        I hope this makes it clear for you.

        • thanks a lot kevin for all these infos… gonna have to prectice taht next monday.. ;) everything is pretty much clear. ;)
          have fun on your board. !

  5. bs or a fs 360. I’ve got the 180s down on small hits but I can never get enough pop to rotate a complete 360. The hardest part about learning is the fear of getting hurt. Most days are icy and I’ve injured both shoulders previously. Ideally I’d like to learn a 360 without getting hurt so I can still go to work and pay the bills.

  6. Simply riding switch, I know how to work it regularly and the concept is basically the same for switch but I just can’t do it.

  7. I’m still a newbie to freestyle snowboarding, I feel I’ve mastered turns etc and generally getting around the mountain, but I’m still getting to grips with switch and hitting small kickers.

    I guess the ‘trick’ I could most easily pick is riding switch as obviously I understand how to do it, it’s just a mirror of riding normally, but I’ve still not got the hang of it well enough that it feels natural. I just don’t feel as balanced and stable as I do when riding normally, though I find that going a bit faster than feels comfortable actually helps sometimes!

  8. Surprisingly, the straight airs off bigger kickers (30ft is still “big” for me, ha-ha). I feel rather comfortable with 180s / 360s (not yet “clicking” though), but when I’m approaching the takeoff on a flat board it just becomes unstable, I even catch an edge sometimes. So I can’t always grab the way it was planned before dropping – instead of stylish indy I often do an awkward mixture of nethod and japan as the only thing that somehow helps not to loose balance on landing. I found how to fix this – to jump slightly off the front edge, or to put a straightened back hand in front of me before takeoff, but both of them cause a slight amount of backside rotation, I can’t figure out why…

    • The trick is to never flatboard when hitting such a big jump. Even when it seems you are riding flat, you always have to put a little bit of pressure on one edge. You don’t actually carve/turn, but you are guided straight through the jump because of that one edge. Jed did a blog about it once, can’t remember when, help me out here Jed!

      • Heh, honestly I’ve probably mentioned it a few times in several blogs, but I have no idea which ones.

        But yeah, the trick to straight airs is a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of edge. It’s kind of like going straight on a cat track. You use a tiny bit of edge to stay stable and avoid catching while going straight.

        • It’s also the reason why you see a lot of beginners (or even more advanced riders) fall without an obvious reason: at one point you see them going down a cat track, and the other moment you see them going down hard after catching an edge. Contrary to popular belief your snowboard isn’t 100% stable when flatboarding. It always tend to go one direction due to the minor fluctuations in the surface, and once and edge finds its way you’re gone.

          It’s very tempting (especially for beginners) to flatboard a flat section because you can rest your legs. This problem happens to every snowboarder at some point(s).

  9. Peter Erdogyaraki says:

    still would be nice to nail the 360-s :)

  10. I’ve been trying block stalls for three days, but still can’t get enough pop to grab.

  11. Not really a trick, I suppose, but riding switch is something I’m working on right now, and it’s hard to get used to. I’ve been working on it since I haven’t started doing any spins yet, but I would really like to soon.

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