A nifty little cartoony artwork illustrating 10 key grabs
MJ loves this basic rolling-on-yer-nose technique for off mini-ramps, flatland, skateparks, and actually everywhere!
MJ’s switch version of your basic nose roll 180… pivot on your nose and spin 180 backside
Martyn James’ frontside 180 fastplant. Practise this jib and get all radical!
Get twisty with the rad backside 180 fastplant.
This is the Frontside 180 No Comply. A No Comply is when you take your front foot off your board and plant it on the ground behind your heel edge before popping off it. For this trick you will first need to un-strap/loosen your front binding, depending on what binding setup you use. I have snowboard style bindings so I just take my front foot out completely and put it on the deck in behind of the front binding.
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!
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.
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.
Tom Kirkman introduces hints on getting your regular + switch 180’s nailed…