Your Guide to Snowboard Tricks

Snowboard tricks are fun. They add an extra element to snowboarding. They’re challenging, addictive, they look cool, and when you get them right, they feel so good. You want to learn new tricks, right?

Well, there’s a lot to learn, which often means lots of questions. This page provides a collection of freestyle-related topics, written to give you the info you need, to help you learn new tricks and to get you stoked on riding. The afterbang Guide to Snowboard Tricks

Which Tricks Are The Best to Start Out With?

If you’re just starting out with freestyle tricks, you might be wondering where to begin. Although there isn’t a right answer to this question – there are a few basic fundamentals to consider. Read more…

Trick Terminology: the List of Trick and Grab Names

There are a lot of tricks out there and frankly, the terminology and names can be confusing. Maybe you’ve started to learn something and you’re not quite sure what it is? Or, some riders are talking about a trick and you don’t know what they mean? Need to know more? Read more…

Is This the Best Way to Learn New Tricks?

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Example Snowboard Trick-Tip Videos

There are a lot of videos available to help you learn tricks. As well as providing you with tips on how to progress, these videos can be fun and motivating to watch. This part of the guide has a collection of good tutorials, with some direct from the Snowboard Addiction program, which you can look at now. Watch them…

Trick Terminology: Switch

Switch is an important concept in snowboarding – especially when it comes to freestyle. If this is something you’re not totally sure about then it’s time to find out and get practicing. Read more…

Trick Terminology: Frontside and Backside Rotation

Do you struggle to work out the difference between frontside and backside? These terms are applied to both jumps/spins and rails/boxes – to begin with the way it works can seem confusing as it may appear contradictory. Confused? Read more…

Freestyle Technique: Rotation and Counter-Rotation

Freestyle snowboarders are rotating their body all of the time, both with airs/jumps and when sliding rails and boxes. But there are some important, subtle differences to think about and practice with. It comes down to how you position your body before you rotate. Read more…

Snowboard Parks: the Basics

The snowboard park is the training ground for the riders out there who want to progress their freestyle riding. But if you’re just getting going with some tricks, the park can be a daunting place. What are the rules – are there any rules? If you’re new to the park – read more…

DIY – Things You can Do to Progress Your Riding

Sure, you need to know the basic layout of snowboard tricks and names. You also need some guidance for the correct technique. But when it comes to practicing, it’s your own desire and dedication that’s going to keep you going. There are some simple things that help to keep snowboarders focussed, challenged and progressing. Read more…

Safety Gear for Freestyle Snowboarding

Arguably, every snowboarder would be better off wearing a helmet. But it’s a personal decision, so what do you think? Should you wear a helmet? And what about the other safety gear like impact shorts and wrist guards? Read more…

Mental Training – the Psychology of Learning Tricks

“Sports Psychology” – you’ve heard of that, right? Well, does that type of mental preparation have a place in snowboarding? Sure it does. And what about “the fear” – when you loose your nerve and get scared? Confidence can be a tremendously powerful thing – and if this is something you could do with improving, read more…

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