Snowboarding is an artistic sport. Grabs are a great way to put your own unique style into your snowboarding tricks and let your creativity shine. The best way to make your snowboarding grabs stand out is to tweak and bone your tricks. In this tutorial we will teach you how.
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(Narrating/Riders: Duncan Mainland & Nev Lapwood. Film/Edit: Vince Emond. Filmed At: Whistler Bounce & Whistler Blackcomb)
Poke'r, Bone'r and Tweak'r
A Poke, also known as a Bone, is done by kicking your front or back leg out in a certain direction after you have locked into your grab.
Bone or tweak, you decide.
A tweak on the other hand, is done by stretching your body to exaggerate and accentuate your grab.
Notice how the Method and Japan grabs are tweaked rather than boned.
Whether you're skinning cats or boning grabs, there are many ways to get the job done. The most important thing here is that you're having fun, playing with new grab positions and adding your own style to your riding.
Boning On The Tramp
The trampoline is a perfect place to experiment with new grabs safely and learn how to position yourself to stay balanced in the air. For example, if you're boning out to one side you might just need to counter that motion on the other.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Here are a few suggested grabs that you can practice to get on the right track.
- Grab your indy near your back foot and extend your front leg.
- Pro Tip: adding a Backside Shifty looks dope.
- Grab indy near your front foot and extend your back leg.
- Pro Tip: Frontside Shifty looks dope.
- This grab automatically puts you in a boned out position.
- Pro Tip: This trick is easier off of features you can pop hard from like small jumps or side hits.
- Grab mute near your front foot and extend your back leg.
- Pro Tip: Add a Frontside Shifty for extra style points.
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