Frontside and Switch Frontside 180’s, also known as Cab 180’s or Half Cabs, are often the first spins people learn because you don’t need to turn your head to do it. This makes it a super comfortable and a safe trick to learn!
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to get your Front and Cab 1's dialled on the Tramp Board, so you can confidently take them to the hill.
(Narrating/Riding: Duncan Mainland. Riding: Nev Lapwood. Film/Edit: Vince Emond. Filmed At: Whistler Bounce & Whistler Blackcomb)
What Even Is A Frontside?
A Frontside spin is when you rotate in the direction so that your chest, or your Frontside, is facing forward/downhill during the first 90 degrees of the spin.
Rotating the Frontside 180.
Where To Begin?
Stand on the trampoline in a snowboard stance and imagine you’re going down the hill. As you extend your legs to jump, rotate your shoulders and hips so you’re leaving the ground with your shoulders at a 90 degree angle to your board.
Notice how Duncan's upper body is already at 90 degrees.
Once you’re in the air, keep your shoulders rotating until your back hand is pointing forwards while still using your core to pull the board around to land switch.
Trick Tip: If you suck up your legs in the air the spin will look better, you’ll be ready to grab and it’ll help pull the board though the spin.
From the switch position you can go right into a Switch Frontside 180 using all of the same movements, just in the opposite direction. Rotate as you jump and follow through with your shoulders in the air to land with your hands lined up over your nose and tail.
You can also use counter-rotation for Frontside and Switch Frontside 180’s. Standing in your normal snowboard stance, rotate so both hands are over the nose of your board. After you jump, rotate your board Frontside while throwing your upper body in the opposite direction.
The counter-rotated Front 1.
However, doing counter-rotated Frontside & Cab 180's isn’t the best way to progress as you can’t rotate too much more than a 180. But they are definitely good to learn as they are necessary when doing 180’s out of boxes and rails.
There it is, that's how you do the Frontside & Cab 180! Now that you know how to do it, get out there and learn them on the trampoline so you can safely and confidently take them to the hill and stomp them!
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