Want to impress your friends in the park? In the third of Ninja Academy’s snowboard skills series, Matt Barlow demonstrates the steps you need to perform this stylish yet simple trick!
This is a combination of two tricks put together. It looks super stylish but is actually relatively easy to learn. The first part is a simple jib called a 50-50 (riding straight on to a box or rail without turning the board) and the second part is a frontside 180. This is one of the easiest tricks to start with as it allows you to see exactly where you’re landing. But before trying it make sure you are comfortable doing 50-50s on a variety of features in the park, 180s off small jumps and riding switch. Once you are totally happy doing a frontside 180, try a backside 180, rotating in the opposite direction and landing facing up the slope.
Ninja Tip: To open up the upper body, point towards the nose with your trailing hand