How To Add Style To Your Grabs On A Snowboard

How To Add Style To Your Grabs On A Snowboard


Style is one of the most important
aspects of snowboarding. After you’ve learned the six main snowboard grabs, you
can start to style them out. This is done with a combination of two techniques at
the same time. Leg extensions, where you extend one leg while pulling the
opposite leg in and Shifties, will you twist the position of your board in the
air and bring it back to straight for landing. When you add these techniques to
your grabs it’s called boning, tweaking or poking
your grab, they all mean the same thing. It all adds up to better style while
flying through the air, you can really tell how skilled a rider is by the style
of their grabs. With an Indy grab there’s two popular ways to bone it out. Extend
your front leg while adding a little bit of Backside Shifty. It works best if you
grab close to your back binding. Or, extend your back leg while adding a
little bit of Frontside Shifty. It works best if you grab close to your front
binding. You can see there’s a big difference in style with boned out grabs
versus a standard Indy grab. The Mute is popular to extend your back leg
combined with the Frontside Shifty. It works best if you grab close to your
front binding. Melon, is common to extend your front leg with a little bit of
Backside Shifty. Stalefish is common to extend your back leg with a Frontside
Shifty. The leg extensions, Shifties and grabs can happen either simultaneously
as you grab, or you can grab first to then bone them out. Practicing on a trampoline is really gonna help with styling out your grabs.
The feeling of bouncing on a trampoline is very similar to the air you’ll get on
a park jump. It gives you a tonne of chance to practice and is guaranteed to give
you more stylish grabs on the mountain. There are certain parts of your board
you should never grab because they’re associated with bad style. If you grab
anywhere from here to here, it’s called a Tindy. This is named halfway between
an Indy and a Tail Grab. If you ever hear anyone say check out that Tindy, they’re
making fun of that person. If you grab anywhere from here to here,
it’s called a Tailfish, halfway between a Tail Grab and a Stalefish.This is
another area not to grab and generally accepted to be bad style. Same thing goes
for anywhere around the nose of your board, if you’re going to do a Nose Grab, then
make sure to grab at the top, anything around these zones is compromising your
style. Sometimes your tricks look different than they feel. Have your
friends film you so you can check yourself out and compare it to the
vision you have in your head. This tutorial is filmed at Whistler Blackcomb. You’re riding with Snowboard Addiction, our goal is to improve your
riding!

Antonio Breitenberg

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2 thoughts on “How To Add Style To Your Grabs On A Snowboard

  1. ninjabic says:

    lol that’s hilarious. I was seriou looking up how to tweak grabs a couple of hours ago. Impeccable timing! Thanks for the steeze!!

  2. Marcelo Serrano says:

    [USERNAME] Incredible work very cool photo friend! πŸ‘Š

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