Freestyle Snowboarding Technique

In freestyle, the snowboarder uses manmade terrains that feature rails, boxes, jumps and other such hurdles that allow a rider to do tricks. To ride these terrains, a rider has to have a higher degree of control over his or her balance and the snowboard and a good posture. All freestyle terrains come in variety of proportions, shapes and different levels of difficulties. A rider will need to perform a series of aerial tricks, also known as jib tricks to gain points in competitions. The equipment generally used for doing freestyle tricks is a soft boot with a double tipped board for added balance while riding normally or while doing tricks. Freestyle riders use a common binding style known as duck foot that helps in balancing on trails and boards.

Freestyle riders establish stance by angling the front foot degrees along with the rear foot degrees. The width of the stance is determined by sizing up the distance between the middle of the rear base plate and the front base plate. Usually stance width for a rider is the distance between his or her two shoulders. It is important for new riders to find a stance that works for them. Spinning backside is one of the other tricks that is common in freestyle and is done by turning the back the fall lien completely. This is a very risky trick, which causes the eyes to lose focus of what's in front. One a rider performs a backside spin, it is followed by a front side spin.



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