Although the Bluntslide may have originated in skateboarding, snowboarders have taken it and made it their own. Today, it is one of the tougher jib tricks but by far one of the most stylish. We break it down in this tutorial and show you how to dial it in on the Jib Board so you can take it to the hill.
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(Narrating/Riding: Duncan Mainland. Riding: Nev Lapwood. Film/Edit: Vince Emond)
To really understand how a Bluntslide works on a snowboard, it’s best to understand how a Blunt looks on a skateboard. Unlike a Tail Slide, where the tail is on the feature with the trucks on the side, a Bluntslide is where the trucks and wheels are sliding on top of the feature with the boards tail hanging down.
As seen here.
Now, obviously a Bluntslide on a snowboard will never look exactly like this because we don’t have trucks. But we can get close by jumping almost all the way over the rail to land on the back foot or, even way out on the tail.
Here’s a Frontside Tail Slide:
Remember, approached from the Frontside while riding Regular.
Now a Frontside Bluntslide:
Again, approached from the Frontside while riding Regular.
The same works for the Backside direction. Backside Tailslide:
Approached from the Backside, while riding Regular.
This was also approached from the Backside, while riding Regular.
Styling A Blunt
Blunts look great if you can bring them back forwards again. To do this, land on the Balance Bar in a Shifty position then using that twist in your body, pop back off to the same position you started from.
Use that counter rotation to bring it back.
You can also do Blunts to Fakie. But even better than that, keep your shoulders rotating around while you’re on the Balance Bar and getting a same way 270 off in either the Frontside or Backside direction.
Guess which type of Bluntslide this is.
Now that you're rolling out solid Front and Back Blunts, you can add the "Pill" to learn the balance needed to take this trick to a rail. Or, try at a trampoline facility to mix it up! Whichever way you decide to go, enjoy learning this trick and happy Blunting!
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