How To Frontside 540 On A Snowboard

How To Frontside 540 On A Snowboard


A frontside 540 is done by completing a
front three with enough time left in the air to add an extra 180. The last part of
this trick feels like a frontside 180. So practice your front 3’s and front ones,
until you’re confident enough to combine them. Approach with a toe edge set up
carve and transition into a heel edge carve up the take-off. This entry path
will help you start building spin momentum for all frontside spins. To step
your spin up from a 360 to a 540, you’re going to need to put a little bit more
energy into the release of your shoulders. As you ride up the lip bend
both legs but keep more weight on your back foot, wind up you’re shoulders just
a little bit more than you would for a 360 to give you extra room to create
that momentum. As you leave the lip pop from both legs but with more emphasis on
your back foot and the heel edge of your tail. As you rotate your shoulders and
pop from the lip push up with your hips to create pop but do not fully extend!
Remember to lift your knees and pull your snowboard up to your grabbing hand,
staying slightly bent at the hips and knees will keep you in a balanced
controlled position in the air and it will also make it easier to grab. Unwind
your shoulders in a flat consistent motion and follow all the way through
before you initiate your grab. Melon and Indy grabs are known for being the
easiest to spin frontside with, because they let your shoulders stay open to the
direction of rotation. As you initiate from the lip and start to rotate, turn
your head in the direction of the spin. Your head position and the line of sight
is crucial for maintaining your momentum, so keep your line of sight over top or
just pass your lead shoulder until you have rotated a full 360 degrees. The
landing will come into view in front of you, when you’ve spotted the landing
release your grab and follow through with your shoulders reaching all the way
forward with your back arm. When you release your grab keep your lead leg high staying tucked up with your front leg as
you rotate past 360, will help you align your board to land switch and absorb
impact. You’re riding with Chase Baines from Snowboard Addiction, Our Goal Is To Improve Your Riding.

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