Jan 11, 2011

The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]

perfect-method-air
Photograph by Ben Garcia


Ahhh snowboarding, my favourite winter sport. It’s just you, the mountain, and every now and then, a whole lot of air. There are countless tricks in snowboarding. From grabs to spins to flips, and of course combinations of all three. In this post the Sifter outlines the 5 essential snowboard grabs any rider will need to know. I’m talking about the tail grab, the nose grab, the mute and indy grabs and my personal favourite, the method grab. Enjoy!

THE TAIL GRAB

Performed when the back hand grabs the tail of the board


perfect-tail-grab
Photograph by Marco Vitolo

tail-grab
Photograph by David Gaboury

tail-grab-boarding
Photograph by Max Wegele

lol @ artwork on the base of this board

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Photograph by Marc Sentis

THE MUTE GRAB

Performed when the front hand grabs the toe edge between the bindings


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Photograph by Emil Olsen

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Photograph by WookieSlayer

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Photograph by WookieSlayer

THE NOSE GRAB

Performed when the front hand grabs the nose of the board


nose-grab
Photograph by Ryan Anger

nose-grab-snowboarding
Photograph by Marc Sentis

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Photograph by Big Bear Mountain Resorts

THE INDY GRAB

Performed by grabbing the toeside of the board between the rider’s feet


indy-grab-snowboarding
Photograph by Angus B

indy-grab
Photograph by Matt Britz

indy-grab-snowboard
Photograph by Ben Garcia

THE METHOD GRAB

Performed by grabbing the heel edge of the snowboard between the bindings with the front hand


method-grab
Photograph by hemmonkuvat

method-grab-snowboarding
Photograph by Marc Sentis

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Photograph by b$/ram

method-air
Photograph by b$/ram


*BONUS GRABS*

The Chicken Salad: Leading hand passes through the legs from the front and grabs the heel edge between the feet

chicken-salad-grab-snowboard
Photograph by Manuel Niklaus


The Stalefish: Back hand grabs the heel edge of the board at the back foot, around the outside of the knee

stalefish-grab
Photograph by Greg Mistral



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If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: THE ART & HISTORY OF THE KICKFLIP [21 PICS]






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