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Basic Grabs On A Snowboard Addiction Training Board

Basic Grabs On A Snowboard Addiction Training Board


Trampolines are an awesome place to
learn and dial in all of your grabs. Grabs are all about muscle memory and
the more times you do them the better they’re gonna be and on a trampoline you
can do hundreds of grabs in just a short session. Grabbing your board comes from
skateboarding. Skaters grab their board so they could keep it attached to their
feet while in the air. We continue this tradition because it’s part of our
heritage and it looks rad. Do a few big jumps on the trampoline concentrating on
a balance, pop and sucking your legs up. It’s important to suck your legs up for
a grab, bringing it up into your hand instead of bending down to grab the
board. Bending down throws all of your weight in your head and shoulders
forward, making it tough to keep balance. We’ll start with a classic Indy or
Frontside Grab, grabbing your toe edge between your feet with your back hand. As
you bring your board up let your back arm fall between your knees ready to
grasp the approaching board. Your first few attempts may be just a brief tickle
of the board, but after a few attempts you should be able to hold it for at
least a second or two. One common problem is to rush the grab and suck up your
legs before you get a decent jump. Grabs are exciting but you have to be patient.
Without a proper jump you won’t have the time in the air to get a full finger
wrapping grab. Once confident with the Indy, try
grabbing the same area of the board except with the front hand. This is a
Mute grab. When you learn new grabs it’s natural to want to look down at your
board, but as you get comfortable with grabs try to do them while you’re
keeping your head up to get ready for real jumps on the snow. For the next two
grabs, you’re gonna grab your heel edge between the bindings. With your back hand
for a Stale or Stalefish grab. And your front hand from Melon. These are four of the
most common grabs and usually the first ones you learn on snow. Practice them on
the trampoline until you can get them without looking at your board then take
it to the mountain. This tutorial has been filmed at Whistler Blackcomb.
You’re watching Duncan Mainland and Nev Lapwood from Snowboard Addiction, our
goal is to improve your riding!

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