This video is part of the series - Tramp Board Basics. Practice your snowboarding off the snow, so you can be perfect on the snow.
How To Do Grabs
When you have learned how to do straight airs on jumps you can move into adding style with grabs.
- Jumping - Check out our tutorial on How to Jump on a Snowboard
There are 4 basic grabs in snowboarding - Indy, Mute, Stalefish and Melon - start learning these first.
- Indy, grabbing your toe-edge between your legs with your back hand
- Mute, grabbing your toe-edge between your legs with your front hand
- Stalefish, grabbing your heel-edge between your legs with your back hand
- Melon, grabbing your heel-edge between your legs with your front hand
The key to these four basics grabs is to pull up your legs under you. If you try to reach for the grabs with straight legs you will never get there. Instead focus on tugging in and get your legs and snowboard up to your upper body.
Tail- and Nose-grabs are a little bit more difficult as you need to use another technique.
- Tail, grabbing your tail with your back hand.
- The key to this grab is to extend your front leg and pull up your back leg under you - this way your tail gets closer so you more easily can grab it with your back hand.
- Nose, grabbing your nose with your front hand.
- The key to this grab is to extend your back leg and pull up your front leg under your - this way your nose comes closer so you more easily can grab it with your front hand.
Take your training to the trampoline and practice your tricks over and over again. This will train your muscle memory and make you a better rider when you go to the maintain.
Learn this 6 fundamental grabs, and get ready for the next tutorial that will teach you how to add more style to your grabbing with shifties and boning.
In this tutorial we used our snowboard training board. Click the links below to learn more, or purchase your own.
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