Sliding On Your Board

When you first learn Boardslides, the easiest thing is to balance equally over both feet while you're sliding. There is a whole different world of slides though! In this tutorial, we will explain what snowboard sliding is, how you can manipulate your slides for even more style and teach you how to slide on all types of jib features.

This tutorial is part of our Slides & Presses series, so check there for even more great jib tutorials. If you're looking to step it up, check out our How To Tail Press tutorial.

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

The Basics Of Snowboard Sliding

When sliding a rail, the easiest thing is to balance equally on both feet while you're sliding. if you're on a rail, your feet will be on either side of the rail.

Sliding On Your Board EvenlyUsing this technique, you can learn to slide over the nose or tail of your board.

Simulating This At Home

Using a Jib Board and Balance Bar, you can simulate sliding boxes and rails on a snowboard. If you jump into a Boardslide position and you will notice that your body position is directly over the top of the feature.

Sliding On Your BoardIn the above photo you can see Nev's body weight is still directly over the top of the feature. 

From here, you can push your board out to either the nose or tail to move into a Nose or Tail Slide. To hold this position, you will need to shift your weight so it is directly on top of the feature.

Sliding Boxes Or Rails

The concept explained above is the exact same when it comes to sliding boxes and rails on an actual snowboard. You can choose what part you want to slide on, which will ultimately add a tonne of style to your riding. 

Sliding On Your BoardSee how whether it's a Tail or Nose Slide it doesn't matter, you can push your board out either side.

Line Of Approach

Your line of approach into features should be the exact same, no matter which part of the board you'd like to slide on. To experiment with this, jump into a Boardslide then while you're on the feature, push the board out to one side and shift your weight. Or, you can jump straight into the different positions. 

Sliding On Your BoardNev locked in and focused on switching it up from a Boardslide to a Back Blunt.

The main thing to always remember when jibbing, is keeping your weight over the feature so your board is sliding flat against the rail.

It's All About Adding Style

Learning how to slide on your board, on either the nose or tail will add a tonne of style to your jibbing. Not only this, but certain slides allow you to do harder jib tricks. It allows you to mix it up from just Boardslides, by throwing in all sorts of Tail Slides and Nose Slides. Give it a go today and if you have any questions, let us know in the comments.

Alex McCann
Snowboard Addiction
Our Goal Is To Improve Your Riding

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