<Step 1 – Flat ground>
Let’s start from learning the trick on the flat ground.
Stand on the ground without board.
Check to see if your hips are above your back foot and head is over the center of the board.
This standing position keeps your weight on the back leg and prevent your upper body leaning backward.
So you can keep your body balanced while shifting your weight backward and while springing off the tail of your board.
This time we are going to learn how to do an Ollie.
Ollie is used for jumping off the ground with snapping your tail.
This skill is known well as fundamental skateboarding skill.
It enables rider jumping higher with board flex than jumping just with popping on both feet.
First, we can check tips to do an Ollie quickly.
1. Head is aligned with the center of your board, and hips are over your back leg
2. Pop your back leg and pull your front foot up
3. Pull up your back elbow quick and strong
4. Suck up your back leg quickly after pop
I have been teaching beginners over 10 years and there are three common mistakes that I found in their riding.
This time I’ll introduce and think about it with you.
Firstly, here are three common mistakes that beginners typically make while turning.
1. Looking down or lock the gaze downhill
2. Not changing the direction after finishing turns
3. Leaning back while turning
Ok, now let’s found out what is happening and how we can solve it.
Riding steeper slopes will be the first challenge for beginner snowboarders.
They could make turns without any trouble on beginner slopes.
But turning on steeper slopes is not that easy for them as they can’t complete the turn and fall.
Why does it happen?
It actually depends on the case but let’s figure it out by focusing on the nose to tail balance this time.
Typical failure of the nose to tail balance while riding on steeper slopes is “Leaning Back”.
By leaning back towards the tail of the board the beginner loses control of their rotational balance so that they can’t complete the turn and fall as a result of getting more speed.
I’m going to answer some of the question you guys asked on my blog!
This time about trouble with footing before taking off a backside spin!
I’m unstable on the toe edge before taking off a back side 720.
Windup to prepare for the spin is not easy too.
I don’t have same issue with spinning 540.
How can I approach to the lip with stable balance on the toe edge for spinning 720?
Please tell me.