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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Indy Grab: A basic trick grabbing your toe edge with your back hand in between your bindings. Important to note that the grab is not behind the back foot as this would be a ‘tindy’ and we don’t want to venture down that path! Here is a cliff drop version. Feel relaxed and centered on your board. Keep ankles, knees and hips flexed. Engage your core and keep your eyes focused on take off. For take off we are looking to ride off the cliff, we are not looking for a massive pop. Think about sucking the legs up slightly and stay relaxed and fairly compact. Once in the air your looking to grab your toe edge with the back hand in between the bindings. Hold the grab for as long as possible and try to bone, poke or tweak for good measure and extra style. For the landing you will come down tail first. Be confident and keep the legs strong. You will ride out with a fair wack of speed so look to control this with some kind of slash. #snowboarding#vivid#verbier#freeride#indy#vividsnowboarding#switzerland#mountains#trickntip@burtonzurich@spektrumsports
The FRONTSIDE 360 is one of the most feel good tricks out there and is a must in any rider’s arsenal. The MOVEMENTS for this trick can be learnt on a slope or small side hits and then taken to the park or backcountry. The trick can be performed off the toe and heel edge. Here we are going to be focusing on the HEEL EDGE version off a PARK KICKER. Find a kicker that you feel comfortable hitting. By this I mean you have a good measure of the speed needed to hit the sweet spot of the landing and you’ve gauged the shape of the take off. On the run in try and feel yourself relaxed, centred and focused on the approaching take off. Keep the ankles , knees and hips slightly flexed and upper body aligned. The run in wants to be timed so you have rolled your board onto the heel edge for take off. The HEEL EDGE will be your platform to pop from. Here we are looking to pop off the heel edge. By POPPING OFF the kicker this will add BALANCE and CONTROL to your trick in the air. If you just ride off the kicker the trick will not be solid or balanced. POP! A combination of movements has to happen at this point , this is where your set up will be important. When you are popping into the trick HOLD YOUR LINE and you will want to throw your head, shoulders, arms front side and release the spin.The trick itself will need more energy than a front side 180 but don’t throw too hard. Once AIRBORNE you will want to stay as compact as possible. Think about bringing your knees to nipples and holding yourself in a relaxed position, knees out over your feet. Always looking to make smooth effortless movements as this will bring your style points up. Grabs can add stability into the trick. Think about a basic grab like the indy or melon. Keep looking over your leading shoulder, don’t open the head up too much. Now the all important LANDING. Here you want to be blocking the trick with your eyeline. It is a trick that you will be looking back up the landing . You can almost look through your legs to spot touch down. Bring the landing gear down beneath you and LAND ON THOSE BOLTS. @burtonzurich@spektrumsports#vivid