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The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip: Frontside Lipslide

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The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip: Frontside Lipslide

The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip #3: The Frontside Lipslide
A Staff favorite, and one of the best sideways-sliding tricks to learn after you've built up your confidence in sliding straight (50/50). The reason this is a "Frontside" trick is because the rider approaches the box/rail on their toes, with the feature to the front of their body. It's called a "Lipslide" because the rider pops and rotates the tail of their board over the box/rail first. After clearing their tail over the feature, the rider will then land sideways and across the box, sliding forward, with their toe edge leading them toward the end of the box.

The Basic Points to Remember:
1) Set up on your toes, with weight forward
2) Move the body toward the box
3) Initiate the spin with your shoulders, and pop towards the box
4) Rotate the tail over the feature
5) Land sideways, flat-based, with toes pointing towards the landing.
6) Ride away clean, and go have fun with The Frontside Lipslide!

The Academy:
The Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar is the only one of its kind in the world! We strive to make snowboarding simple to learn and fun for everyone, utilizing highly-trained coaches, specially-designed terrain, unparalleled methodology, and a phenomenal learning facility to build the most interactive, fun and full-immersion learning environment ever created.

The Burton Academy at Northstar breaks down all aspects of snowboarding into simple, easy-to-accomplish steps that enable each of our riders to achieve their goals. Our goal is to help you learn to shred and fall in love with the culture of snowboarding. We believe that snowboarding will change your life, and we hope you come give us a chance to help you learn to shred!

www.BurtonSnowboardAcademy.com
www.NorthstarCalifornia.com

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The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip: The Backside 180

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The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip: The Backside 180

The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip #2: The Backside 180 One of the most classic, stylish tricks in the book, and a true must-have for anyone looking to progress in Park, Pipe, and All-Mountain Freestyle.

Practice the Backside 180 every single day, and you'll quickly develop the ability to 180 off-of and over all sorts of terrain and obstacles around the mountain. Have fun, be safe, and Enjoy the Ride! To See More Academy Trick Tip Videos, Click Here: http://vimeo.com/channels/289373#36298925

The Academy:
The Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar is the only one of its kind in the world! We strive to make snowboarding simple to learn and fun for everyone, utilizing highly-trained coaches, specially-designed terrain, unparalleled methodology, and a phenomenal learning facility to build the most interactive, fun and full-immersion learning environment ever created.

The Burton Academy at Northstar breaks down all aspects of snowboarding into simple, easy-to-accomplish steps that enable each of our riders to achieve their goals. Our goal is to help you learn to shred and fall in love with the culture of snowboarding. We believe that snowboarding will change your life, and we hope you come give us a chance to help you learn to shred!

www.BurtonSnowboardAcademy.com
www.NorthstarCalifornia.com

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The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip: The Ollie

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The Burton Academy at Northstar Trick Tip: The Ollie

The Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar is the only one of its kind in the world! We strive to make snowboarding simple to learn and fun for everyone, utilizing highly-trained coaches, specially-designed terrain, unparalleled methodology, and a phenomenal learning facility to build the most interactive, fun and full-immersion learning environment ever created. The Burton Academy at Northstar breaks down all aspects of snowboarding into simple, easy-to-accomplish steps that enable each of our riders to achieve their goals. Our goal is to help you learn to shred and fall in love with the culture of snowboarding. We believe that snowboarding will change your life, and we hope you come give us a chance to help you learn to shred!

The Ollie: The most versatile and important skill a rider can learn. This trick will help riders access more terrain features and is the basic building block for pretty much everything in freestyle riding. This Ollie teaches a rider how to load energy into the tail of the snowboard and release it to create pop.

The simple breakdown: Get low; rock slightly forward over the front foot; slide the board under the body, bringing the tail in under the core; extend the back leg to load and leverage the tail; pull the back foot and tail off the ground; pull the knees up; and stomp the board down, centered under the body and bend the legs to absorb the landing. Practice the Ollie every single day, and develop the ability to Ollie off-of and over all sorts of terrain and obstacles around the mountain. Have fun be safe, and Enjoy the Ride!

www.BurtonSnowboardAcademy.com
www.NorthstarCalifornia.com

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