OK! This is a fun one! You should be able to do frontside noserolls before you try this, switch backside 180s would be good to know as well as being able to balance on your nose fairly well. It took me a long time to learn this one, its just one of those tricks which needs a lot of practice.
For this trick you need to first be able to do a normal backside 180 noseroll, it also helps if you have a reasonable degree of confidence balancing on the nose of the board and if you have backside 360s down as the movement is sort of similar. When I first started trying to learn this trick I treated it
This is the frontside 180 fastplant. A fastplant is when you take your back foot off the 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 back binding, depending on what binding setup you use. I have snowboard style bindings so I just take
This is the backside 180 fastplant. A fastplant is when you take your back foot off the 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 back binding, depending on what binding setup you use. I have snowboard style bindings so I just take
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
This trick has been sending ripples across the world of snowboarding for a while now. It combines a frontside shifty and a late backside 180 which allows you to tap object and then change the direction of your spin, you can hit anything, trees, lampposts, other boards or even snowmen in my case!. I would recommend learning this trick without
Originally featured in ATBmag, this grab guide by Dan Wilson (aka Decreate) illustrates the key moves you’ll need in your airs. Happy grabbing!
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. If you’re going out to do
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. The tips here are applicable for all grabs, but just for an example, we’ll take a closer look at the Melon; regular & switch. Frontside Backside
Tom Kirkman introduces hints on getting your regular + switch 180′s nailed… 180’s are pretty much a basic staple of mountainboarding and something you need to nail before progressing to bigger rotations. You’ll need to master riding switch before doing them so you can take off or land happily with your board facing what may at first seem like the
Get your front & backside threesixty degree rotations nailed with these pointers from Senδr Kirkman… Hopefully you’ve got 180′s under your belt and are used to going big in the air. If so, it’s time to get a full rotation in. Check your tech first: check bindings, bolts, wheel nuts etc. Also, you may want to stiften up your trucks
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!!! 1. Roll along with
Twice World Freestyle Champion and arguably the best all-round mountainboarder ever Mr. Tom Che Ba Kirkman, he of ATC and MBS, brings us the first in a series of freestyle how-to guides. Originally published in All Terrain Boarding magazine and re-edited & illustrated for remolition, Tom covers stylish grabs, rails, rotations, flips and more. First off is the intro: some