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How To Do Change Ups

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Balance Bar Training Series -  Practice your snowboarding off the snow, so you can stomp it on the snow!


CHANGE UPS 

Pre-Requisites

You will need these techniques down before trying Change Ups.

- Rotation VS Counter Rotation

- Boardslides

- Nose & Tail Presses

Practice

Practicing change ups off the snow is fairly easy. Strap in to your board and separately practice 2 tricks that you want to combine. Once ready, combine the 2 tricks by doing it all in one fluent motion. If you have a Balance Bar, this would be a great time to use it.

Biggest Mistake

The biggest mistake you can make when practicing change ups, is taking too long in each "section" of the trick. For example, a 180 on, 50-50, 180 off (same direction) needs to be done in one motion, but on a carpet you have time to wind back up for the last 180.
Fluent actions = style!

Trick Combinations

Easier

- Tailpress / Boardslide

- Nosepress / Boardslide

Harder

- Noseslide / Tailslide (Jump over the feature)

- Tailslide / Noseslide

- 50-50 / 180 / 5-O

Hardest

- Boardslide / 270 / 5-O

- 50-50 / 360 / Boardslide

- And more....get creative!

Products Used

In this tutorial, we used our snowboard training board and balance bar. Click the links below to learn more, or purchase your own.

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