How to Backflip on a Snowboard

How to Backflip on a Snowboard
For professional snowboarders, turning a back flip is a relatively basic stunt, but for amateurs, pulling such an advanced trick can be daunting and even dangerous.


Difficulty: Challenging

Step 1
Find a jump that will launch you high enough to complete the flip. The exact height might depend on the speed of the hill and the texture of the snow. The ramp should be at least 4 or 5 feet high.
Step 2
Get a good start well uphill of the ramp and maintain your speed down the slope into the jump. Greater speed allows you greater time in the air on your jump.
Step 3
Stay fluid and keep your knees bent as you approach the ramp.
Step 4
Kick your legs out in front of you as you crest the peak of the jump. At this point, turning a back flip on a snowboard is very similar to a back flip on a trampoline or a back flip on foot. Launch your body backward while your legs go up and over your body to begin the flip.
Step 5
Locate your landing spot as you flip. Unlike a front flip, a back flip allows you to watch your landing approach. Complete the flip, draw your legs up underneath your body and make a smooth landing.

Article Written By Joe White

Joe White graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He has been living and writing in Chicago since 2007.

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