Jan 11, 2011

The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]

perfect method air The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
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 The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Marco Vitolo

tail grab The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by David Gaboury

tail grab boarding The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Max Wegele

lol @ artwork on the base of this board

awesome tail grab The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Marc Sentis

THE MUTE GRAB

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


mute grab The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Emil Olsen

mute grab snowboarding The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by WookieSlayer

mute air The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by WookieSlayer

THE NOSE GRAB

Performed when the front hand grabs the nose of the board


nose grab The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Ryan Anger

nose grab snowboarding The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Marc Sentis

nose grab snowboard The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
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 The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Angus B

indy grab The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Matt Britz

indy grab snowboard The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
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 The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by hemmonkuvat

method grab snowboarding The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Marc Sentis

method grab snowboard The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by b$/ram

method air The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
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 The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
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 The 5 Essential Snowboard Grabs [20 Pics]
Photograph by Greg Mistral



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