This short article I will briefly try to explain 5 easy tricks performed on a snowboard and the steps to successfully land them! Remember that landing is always a very important part of the trick because nobody will care what you attempted to do unless you can land it. 5 easy tricks to do on a snowboard are the following:
This trick is one of the most basic tricks snowboarding. It will help the rider learn how to catch more air as he advances into more difficult tricks and jumping. This trick is easily performed by shifting your weight from back to front while doing a hopping motion. You will face downhill and be going forward while performing the trick. At first you won’t get the whole board off the snow but as you continue to practice you will get the feel of it and learn how to get higher off the ground. I chose this as the first because it is essential to performing more advanced tricks.
This trick is essential to gaining better control of the board and balance. It will help the rider become more familiar when preparing to make a jump or any other trick. It is very simple and the rider just has to lean back on the board and feel the board beginning to lift up on the front. Careful though, you don’t want to lean too far and fall on your back!
Nose and Tail Rolls
This trick will require the rider to know how to balance himself while turning. It is almost like a combination of a ollie and wheelie. The rider must shift his weight to the back and while doing swing his weight to one side or the other allowing the board to swing 180 degrees.
This trick is simple. Using your skills you learned in doing wheelies you will easily be able to master this trick. It is done by leaning back on the board slightly and spinning the board in circles on the snow. This requires great balance also so play around a little bit with it and don’t give up when you crash a few times because that happens to all of us.
I am including this because everyone who has ever seen a movie about snowboarding or anything always wishes the could grind on a pole or down some stair handle. Learning to ollie is essential if you ever wish to make it on top of the rail in the first place. Once you are able to ollie you use that to get yourself onto the rail. Once on the rail, depending on what size and figure, learning to keep your balance will be your biggest trial. Don’t worry about doing anything else until you can fully balance yourself while grinding on a rail. Landing should be pretty easy if you keep your nose pointed forward.