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How To Backside 180 With Grabs

Backside 180s are a simple spin trick but can still be extremely stylish as they have a floaty slow feeling. This makes them a favourite trick of many riders.

While a big floaty Back 1 will never get old, adding in a simple grab will really demonstrate your control and mastery of this trick. Read on for all our tips on how to add a stylish grab to your Backside 180. If you're still working on your Back 1s, check out our How To Backside 180 On Park Jumps tutorial.

(Narrating/Riding: Nev Lapwood. Film/Edit: Adison MacDonald. Filmed At: Whistler Blackcomb)

Start By Practicing

Practicing with a Tramp Board is the best way to get the feel of the different grabs and increase your style. While on the tramp, force yourself into doing all 6 basic grabs with your Back 1s as this will make them far easier to do on a snowboard:

  • Indy
  • Mute
  • Melon
  • Stale
  • Nose
  • Tail
How To Backside 180 With GrabsNev locking in the Nose Grab Back 1.

Getting Them Dialled

On a snowboard, start with the grab you’re most comfortable with. Get a strong pop off the lip using an active but smooth extension with your legs. This makes it easier to suck up your legs while in the air and also gives more time for a solid grab.

How To Backside 180 With GrabsAfter practice on the tramp, you can confidently take them to the hill.

You may not get them all, but the grab you find easiest with your Back 1s will probably be the easiest grab to start with on your Back 3s.

That's all there is to it! Get your Back 1s dialled, practice some grabs with your Back 1s on the tramp, then take it to the hill and lock it in! If you're now looking to step up to Back 3s, check out our Your First Backside 360s tutorial.

Alex McCann
Snowboard Addiction
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