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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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
We are getting excited for cold and crispy days hiking and riding in the backcountry.If you are planning to venture off-piste this winter then why not come and get qualified with your ISTA discovery off-piste badge.Our day course will teach you about basic risk prevention when riding off-piste. You will be given the tools to stay safe in the backcountry.The course is structured and designed around a typical day in the mountains. From meet and greet to the day’s end. The whole day is a combination of theory and enjoyable practical workshops.These will take the form of learning the ISTA method, Risk assessment, identification and travel on safe terrain and learning how to manage a crisis situation/search for avalanche burial victims. In signing up for the qualification you receive a training kit which consists of the following material: Training course book Protective waterproof casing for when out in the mountains. An avalanche emergency procedure. ISTA Discovery badge and certificate on successful completion of the course. The cost of the ISTA course is 240 CHF plus the day rate of 560 CHF, please get in contact for more details.Their is an option to stretch the course out over two days which would mean more riding time 🤙#snowboarding#vivid#verbier#switzerland#backcountry#avalanchesafety#vividsnowboarding#mountains#offpiste#ista#burtonsnowboards#burtongirls#burton#spektrum@burtonzurich@spektrumsports thanks @g_labro 📷