How to Wildcat (Back Flip) On A Snowboard (Regular)

How to Wildcat (Back Flip) On A Snowboard (Regular)

On a small poppy jump like this a wildcat is the safest type of flip. It’s a cart-wheel
style end-over-end backflip and is named after the legendary crew of Canadian snowboarders
“the Wildcats” who made this style of flip famous.
The following steps will help to break down a wildcat. I recommend trying this type of
flip first. Start on the flat ground, get low, turn and
shift your weight to the tail, place both hands on the snow and push back extending
your rear leg to create pop. Your board should spring from the ground and land sticking upright.
Now use this same popping technique to project into roll.
Shift weight to your tail placing your hips and back into the snow as you create pop by
extending with your back leg. Your board will pop up and over your head digging into the
snow on the other side of you. This is the same motion used for a wildcat.
It’s important to get as low as you possibly can to the ground for the roll. Falling to
your back hurts, however if you get low enough this motion has almost no impact.
Step it up from here and try this roll in motion. Ride up a slight incline and as you
board comes to a stop, pop a roll using the same technique.
The alignment for a wildcat is very important. This pop and roll exercise probably wont happen
perfectly first time so keep practicing until you get a fast pop with a straight flip. Once
you can do these perfectly every time, you’re now ready for the real thing.

Antonio Breitenberg

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20 thoughts on “How to Wildcat (Back Flip) On A Snowboard (Regular)

  1. Usabars says:

    Now teach barrel roll! 😀

  2. MrCtown8 says:

    totally gonna try this!

  3. Jonny Hidalgo says:

    Gonna do this tomorrow, thanks!

  4. RJ Productions says:

    Agh, I wish I could find a place that I could do the step @ 1:25, but I just get laughed at 🙁 I guess it does look kinda funny haha

  5. Aidan Smit says:

    i just built probelly 2.5 -3f foot kickerthats fairly steep with no landing just a big pile of powder is that a good height or should i go bigger/smaller and that speed should be around the speed for a 3?

  6. TheOfficialVetty says:

    how long is the full backflip video?

  7. Food4theBrain says:

    This past season I went for a backflip. I've have never done a backflip in my life on anything at this point. I panicked and landed on my neck. When the season ended I learned backflips and sideflips on a trampoline. I can almost backflip flat now.  Should I go for it next season? I think I am mentally ready to not panic this time.

  8. Anthony Grosso says:

    I cant wait to learn these

  9. mugel212 says:

    I had a little jump, just about a half meter high. we shovel a big amount of fresh snow (30-40 cm high) in the almost flat landing (we had nothing better) . 
    the first few times i've picked with my nose in the snow, then i figured out how to pop and keep my body in aligmnent with my board and stomped it on the third try …

    Thanks for the Tutorial 

  10. Sascha Hirschi says:

    hey i got a little question. im a goofy footer but my brain says me that if i wanna do a backflip i should try it switch because i only make sideflips that way. at the same time i can do frontflips normal and switch. wich way should i try the backflip?

  11. Afterburn says:

    So how would I throw a trampoline style backflip? (Not a wildcat and not a barrel roll)

  12. SASQUATCH 101 says:


  13. Tanner Shula says:

    Hey would you recommend trying this before trying a tamedog?

  14. JT Heward says:

    What's the name of this song??

  15. Din go Chill says:

    Jeezus so much different than when u crush into foam

  16. iMusk says:

    I can 360, hit rails, and jump in general is this the next milestone after 360s normally?

  17. SnowboardinMA says:

    I used to be able to backflip then I lost my ability to pop when doing it.. now I just throw them without really "popping" with my tail off the lip. Wtf

  18. Tyler Gemar says:

    Just saying this video would be a lot more helpful if the music was much quieter. It's very distracting and makes it hard for me to understand what is being said

  19. Tyler McLachlan says:

    What flip would you suggest learning first, wildcats or Tame dogs?
    I’m not sure if this makes a difference but I ride goofy.

  20. Gabriel Lévesque says:

    It work at the 3rd tries thank you 😸

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