Backing up your board for a boardslide might seem intimidating, but with a little practice it can be a really fun trick to add to your repertoire. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

What is a backside boardslide?

A backside boardslide is a snowboarding trick where the rider approaches a rail or box from the backside, riding along the heel edge of the board, and then slides along the rail or box before landing on the board. This trick is often performed on a box, where the rider will kick the tail of the board off the box before landing, adding more difficulty to the trick.

How to prepare for a backside boardslide

In order to prepare for a backside boardslide, you will need to first learn how to ride switch. This is because you will need to be able to ride switch in order to properly boardslide the backside of the board. Once you have learned how to ride switch, you will need to practice turning around quickly so that you will be able to get in the correct position for the boardslide. You will also need to practice popping and landing on your backside. This will help you to get the most air and to land the boardslide smoothly.

How to execute a backside boardslide

Executing a backside boardslide can be a tricky trick to pull off, but with a bit of practice it can be a really fun move to add to your repertoire. Here are a few tips to help you land your backside boardslide every time.

1. Start by finding a good spot to try the trick. You’ll want to be skating in a park or on a street with a good amount of space to work with.

2. Approach the trick from the side, and make sure to leave plenty of room to bail if needed.

3. Pop up into the air and rotate your body around so that your back is facing the board.

4. Keep your body rotated as you land on the board, and ride away clean.

5. Practice, practice, practice! The more you skate the trick, the easier it will become.

Tips for landing a backside boardslide

If you’re looking to land a backside boardslide, here are a few tips to help you out. First, make sure you have enough speed. You’ll need to be moving pretty fast if you want to make it to the other side. Next, try to stay low to the ground. This will help you stay in control and make it easier to get your board back in position for the landing. Finally, focus on your landing. Make sure you hit your board in the right spot and stay on your feet. If you can follow these tips, you’ll be landing backside boardslides like a pro in no time.

Variations of the backside boardslide

There are many variations of the backside boardslide that can be performed depending on the rider’s ability and the features of the skatepark or street spot. Some of the more common variations include the frontside boardslide, the backside Smith grind, and the backside tailslide.

The frontside boardslide is performed by sliding the board on the frontside of the ledge or rail, while the backside boardslide is done on the backside. The frontside Smith grind is similar to the frontside boardslide, but the rider pops the board up and grinds it on the edge of the ledge or rail. The backside tailslide is a variation of the backside boardslide that is performed by sliding the board on the backside of the rail, with the tail of the board hanging off the edge.

With a little practice, you’ll be able to boardslide like a pro. Just remember to always use caution and be aware of your surroundings. Have fun and enjoy mastering this trick!

Kyle Niedzwiecki
Author: Kyle Niedzwiecki


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