How To Land Perfect Frontside Boardslides On A Snowboard

Welcome to our video series where I take real snowboarding footage from my students and breakdown a key mistake in their technique and how to fix it.

This week we’re looking at frontside boardslides, in particular we’ll be looking at frontside boardslides with a regular landing.

The trick to the perfect frontside boardslide to regular (hint… it’s all in the body positioning):

The important tips to remember:

1) Twist your upper and lower body in opposite directions

Remember, the key to a perfect frontside boardslide to regular is all in the body rotation. You want to twist your upper body one way, and your lower body the other way.

Think of it like bowling a ball as you bring your back hand forward and kick your back leg horizontal.

2) Push your heels down (keep that board flat)

The biggest mistake once landing is landing toe heavy. That’s where 9/10 people faceplant because they aren’t keeping their board flat.

To fix this, aim to push your heels down and flat as you slide across the box. You always want to keep your board flat against the box as you slide across during the frontside boardslide.

The next step…

If you’re interested in joining our VIP snowboarding group (which includes our video analysis and coaching group), click here and sign up for our free lesson series.

You’ll get details for our VIP program after you finish our free lessons :)

- Jed

BBB 007 – Why Snowboard Shops Are Closing Down

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Welcome to episode 6 of ‘Boards, Beer & BS’ the Snomie.com snowboard podcast.

What is ‘Boards, Beer & BS’ about?

You know those days after a long day on the slopes and you sit down to have a few drinks with your friends while talking snowboarding and bs? This is ‘Boards, Beer & BS’, where snowboard pros and instructors talk snowboard news and topics while having a few drinks.

Topics and links from episode 7:

Hosts:

  • Jedidiah Tan – Snowboard instructor, founder of Snomie.com

BBB 006 – Why Snowboard Reviews Are Useless

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Welcome to episode 6 of ‘Boards, Beer & BS’ the Snomie.com snowboard podcast.

What is ‘Boards, Beer & BS’ about?

You know those days after a long day on the slopes and you sit down to have a few drinks with your friends while talking snowboarding and bs? This is ‘Boards, Beer & BS’, where snowboard pros and instructors talk snowboard news and topics while having a few drinks.

Topics and links from episode 6:

Hosts:

  • Jedidiah Tan – Snowboard instructor, founder of Snomie.com

BBB 005 – Good Vs. Great Snowboarders

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Welcome to episode 5 of ‘Boards, Beer & BS’ the Snomie.com snowboard podcast.

What is ‘Boards, Beer & BS’ about?

You know those days after a long day on the slopes and you sit down to have a few drinks with your friends while talking snowboarding and bs? This is ‘Boards, Beer & BS’, where snowboard pros and instructors talk snowboard news and topics while having a few drinks.

Topics in episode 5:

  • The first female snowboarder to land a double cork 1080 off a jump (video link)
  • The difference between good and great snowboarders
  • New goggle company ‘Aura Optics’ (link to kickstarter)
  • Why some people get their dream snowboard life and others don’t
  • Why becoming an instructor made me a WAY better snowboarder

Hosts:

  • Jedidiah Tan – Snowboard instructor, founder of Snomie.com

How To Get More Rotation On Your 360 Spins

Welcome to our video series where I take footage from my Snomie VIP member’s group and breakdown a key mistake in their technique and how to fix it.

This week we’re looking at 360s!

How to fix your approach line, carve correctly and get more power in your 360 rotation:

The important tips to remember:

1) Speed is your friend

Before fixing anything else, make sure you have enough speed when approaching any jump. If you don’t land in the sweet spot (the steepest part of the landing), you need to go faster.

Pay attention to your run in and if you come up short of the sweet spot, you’ll know to drop in higher or eliminate a speed check on your next attempt.

2) Edging is not carving

Most of your power to spin comes from carving on an edge, but just because you’re on your toe or heel edge, doesn’t mean you’re carving. If you don’t carve, you lose a lot of rotation power and that’s a huge reason why people fail to rotate enough on their 360s.

The easy way to tell whether you’re carving is to ask yourself this question: “Am I riding in a straight line while riding on my edge?”

If you’re carving, your board will be turning. If you aren’t carving, you’ll be riding in a straight line (which means you won’t have any rotation power to help you spin).

Make sure you’re carving and not just riding on an edge.

3) Approach from an angle from one side of the jump

When you carve, you turn your board right? This means you can’t approach from right in front of the jump.

You need to approach at an angle from one side of the jump to compensate for the turning that will happen once you start carving, otherwise you’ll run into the trap of sitting on an edge without carving.

Want your riding analysed with 1 on 1 feedback to help you stomp new tricks?

If you’re interested in joining our VIP snowboarding group (which includes our video analysis and coaching group), click here and sign up for our free lesson series. You’ll get details for our VIP program after you finish our free series.

- Jed

ps – The latest Snomie snowboard podcast is recorded and should be up within the next week :)