Riding Tips

FS Shifty Bonk to BS 180 out

FS Shifty Bonk to BS 180 out

The modern classic: small shifty to tap (or ‘bonk’) one way with full 180 rotation t’other. So cool off a tree, barrel or snowman!

4. Throw your trick in. I chose to grab melon. Frontside indys are cool down stairs because they are simple to style out in the short time you have in the air.

Riding Stair Sets

Stairs are everywhere. People use them to get up slopes easier. Sadly stairs and wheels don’t mix very well because of their jagged nature. It is possible to ride a mountainboard down stairs, but in my experience it isn’t much fun. So the best way to get down them is just to jump them.

Get in on TK’s Melon – Grab Style

Get in on TK’s Melon – Grab Style

Stylish Grabs Making your grabs more stylish involves confidence, ability and flare. Going big will give you more time to get rad in the air so practise it, tweak it, bone it, own it.

Big 180’s

Big 180’s

Tom Kirkman introduces hints on getting your regular + switch 180’s nailed…

Rotate!

Rotate!

Get your front & backside threesixty degree rotations nailed with these pointers from Senδr Kirkman…

Fingerflip Footplant

Fingerflip Footplant

First off this is a dumb trick. The only time it will ever get done is if your fannying around on a piece of flat ground. But here goes anyway! This is the way I do it, but I’m sure there are many other ways to do this trick. Firstly you need to unstrap both feet!!

Know your ‘J Turn’ from your ‘Powerslide’: Mountainboard Stopping

Know your ‘J Turn’ from your ‘Powerslide’: Mountainboard Stopping

One of the most important skills you need to learn is how best to stop!  Take a look at various ways to turn, slide and generally bring your board to a halt…

Steering; Basics of Turning and Carving

Steering; Basics of Turning and Carving

Steering is the only means of control you have on a mountainboard, so it´s important to get it right. Not only does knowing how to steer properly mean you can go where you want to, it´s also a way of controlling your speed through linking turns or carving. With which leads to you riding your ‘own’ line down any hill.

Martyn James goes through the finer points of setting up NoSno Soft bindings

Martyn James goes through the finer points of setting up NoSno Soft bindings

NoSno softs are great bindings. They work well straight out the box but with a little tweaking they can be made a lot more comfortable and responsive.

Tom Kirkman’s freestylin’ No. 1 – Getting Air

Tom Kirkman’s freestylin’ No. 1 – Getting Air

Twice World Freestyle Champion & arguably the best all-round mountainboarder ever Mr Tom Kirkman’s illustrated advice 0n going big