How To Frontside Lipslide On A Snowboard

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As you may already know, a Lipslide can only be done on a street style feature because you have to Ollie up and over the rail, bringing your back leg over the feature into the sliding position. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to Lipslide from the Frontside position. 

Make sure you check out the other tutorials in our Lipslide series, which are all available on the Snowboard Tutorial Membership:


(Narrating/Riding: Nev Lapwood. Film/Edit: Adison MacDonald)

Prerequisites

For Frontside Lipslides, make sure you have these tricks on lock:

Where To Start?

Start with a few Frontside 50-50s to get the feeling of the approach. Once that's comfortable, shuffle into the Frontside Lipslide position as you are sliding along the rail.

The Front Lip ShuffleThis shuffle technique is just for learning, it's not an actual trick. Don't include it in your season edit. Please.

Progression

It's much more stylish if you can Ollie straight into the Front Lip position. The trick to doing this is approaching like a Frontside 50-50, but once you are high enough over the rail, Frontside Shifty into the Front Lip position and slide away.

Hopping Into Front LipYou may find on your first few attempts that you slide off the other side. "Catching" the rail with the correct board angle. This will stop you sliding off.

Fakie Or Regular?

Whether you want to come out Fakie or in your normal stance all depends on whether you use rotation or counter rotation through the trick. Use rotation to come out Fakie, or use counter rotation to ride out in your normal stance.

Counter Rotated Front LipWhat technique is used for this Front Lip? If you guessed counter rotation you weren't not correct.

That's all there is to it for the Frontside Lipslide! Simple when it's broken down huh!? If you've got Frontside 50-50s and Back Boards on lock, give this trick a go next time you're on the hill or in the streets and that will be another trick you have mastered. Happy shredding! 

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