Vivid Snowboarding, the specialist snowboard school based in Verbier, Switzerland.
We offer private lessons in Verbier for all abilities and tastes. We also run specific freeride and freestyle camps, performance clinics and instructor training programs in Verbier, Saas Fee, Cervinia, Hakuba and Myoko.
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Trick Tip Tuesday. BS720Step 1:Charge the elastic band. To cope with the increased demands needed to complete this trick, you're going to need a bullet-proof platform of which to pop from. Plus, a greater upper and lower body separation in order to charge up your core pre take-off. Done correctly, the board should hold its strength right up until you reach the lip, even if the upper body has already begun the rotation.Step 2: Lead with your head, not your heart.Once you’ve created the rotation, don’t stop leading with your upper body/eye-line and find a grab that suits you. I prefer stale-fish with my bs720 as it locks my upper body in an actively taut position against my lower. This creates a faster rotation and more control. Step 3:Hold On!Hold that grab until you’ve fully scoped out the landing. I find this to be through the final 270, as at this point your head can look round the corner and begin to see the landing for the final time.Keep driving forward with your shoulders and prepare to land. CLUNK!! #snowboarding#tricktiptuesday#vivid#verbier#vividsnowboarding#comeride#switzerland#rideonjake@burtonzurich@spektrumsports
Butter to Switch BS 180. This trick can be learnt cruising around the mountain. Think about fresh groomers and natural rollers to get the movements dialed. Think @jussioksanen in After Bang. Here we are watching a park version. The rider is holding a good amount of speed into the kicker, before take off the rider is switching it up to pop off switch. Being confident and smooth with the switch up movement. It’s now take off time so remain relaxed, balanced and focused on the timing and execution of the pop. Remember the pop will give control throughout the trick. Lightly throw the shoulders SW backside. Once airborne keep that eye line focused on your tail or look back towards the kicker. This will block the rotation so it’s a solid 180. Now time for the landing. Almost look through the legs for touch down. Try to land as flat based as possible and use the ankles, knees and hips to absorb the trick. Once this has been nailed a few times and it’s in the bag start to butter into a bigger rotation, Enjoy 🤙@burtonzurich@spektrumsports@snowparkverbier#snowboarding#vivid#tricktip#180#vividsnowboarding#Verbier#switchup
Backside 360 The backside 360 is a simple rotational trick that you want in your locker. Here we see it being performed off a natural hit in the backcountry. On the run in to the feature its important to stay super relaxed and start to focus on the lip. You will want to control and time your approach to the feature so you are gently pressing and pressuring your toe edge at point of take-off. Here we see a powder take off where you will want to flatten the board rather than using too much edge. You don’t want the board to bite and dig in. At take off its important to pop and rotate the head, shoulders and arms into the spin. This is a backside 360 so you will want to be throwing the trick backside. Remember it’s not a huge spin so the energy and throw of the trick does not need to be too large. Here the rider has a consistent smooth and fluid rotation with the upper body throughout the trick. This trick is performed without a grab and looks stylish as the body is tucked up. Grabs can help stabilise the trick. Think indy, stalefish, tail or melon. You can see here that there is plenty of upper and lower body separation and the rider is looking early to spot the landing. The landing gear then comes down underneath the body and the trick is stomped with style, Enjoy 🤙 @burtonzurich@spektrumsports#snowboarding#vivid#vividsnowboarding#verbier#tricktip#bs360#powder#freeride#switzerland