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Here we are using a mellow piece of terrain keeping our speed fairly moderate.

The trick will be initiated with the head and shoulders combined with a smoothly timed nollie.

A Nollie is popping off the nose of the board rather than the Ollie which is off the tail.

The body and board will rotate backside 180 degrees and then will be put down as gently as possible

Think about landing right in the middle of the bolts of your board.

Keep riding away switch and get prepared for your next trick.

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SUBJEKT HAAKONSEN - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

SUBJEKT HAAKONSEN - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

All time classic snowboard film about Mr Haakonsen , one of the true greats of our sport.


SNOW PARK SAFETY - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

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Here are some specific safety points to be aware of when riding park.

1. Features will be clearly labelled like the piste. Starting at green which will be easiest and finishing with black which are for advanced riders.

2. Always check the feature before attempting to hit it. You may have been taking on the same feature every day for a week but shapes can change overnight so take a look before the start of each session, go for a dry run, riding into features to get the measure of the speed that you require and the shape.

3. Always good to watch other riders hit the feature you want to ride, this way you can get an idea of where to drop in from. Nothing worse than under cooking it but at the same time you don’t want to be sailing over the knuckle still going up!

4. Make sure there is no one on the landing before attempting to hit a feature. If in any doubt don’t go.

5. Never try something too far outside your comfort zone, remember to always be in control. Ever body loves a hero but be careful as your best day ever can turn into your worst in a split second.

6. Alert other park users that you are dropping into a feature this could be done by a simple hand in the air or by shouting dropping.

7. If you do fall, try and move away from the landing zone as quickly as possible so you are visible and in a safe place.

8.If a feature is closed don't hit it!

9.If you witness an accident or are involved in one , go through the correct steps. Make area safe, make sure casualty is comfortable and inform the park crew of what has happened.

10. Always have respect for others.


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Flatland tricks, jibbing and buttering has been around from the very beginning of our sport. Everyone has a little trick that they do on the home run or warm up for the day.

The fundamentals of jibbing are built around the ability to Ollie, nollie , press and rotate your board. It’s all about manipulating your equipment and getting to know and understand how you work your body with your board. The more practice you put into these tricks the more it will help with timing, movements, agility and skill in all your riding. It enables you to get to know how your board and how it behaves and is of course a lot of fun!

A good starting place or one of the first building blocks in a flat land progression would be to learn and become comfortable and confident with both the nose press and the tail press. The correct movement pattern can be learnt on the flat and then taken to a mellow slope and just add in a little speed.


PHASE 1 – Create pressure by shifting your weight to the nose of the board. Think about squashing your front leg with some flex in the ankle and knee , try to move your hip over the nose of the board and tense those muscles in the front leg . Here we are trying to find that pivot point where the nose has snow contact and the tail of the board is lifted into the air. It will help to straighten the back leg slightly.

PHASE2 – The choice of terrain is very important. Look for a gentle slope with a consistent gradient you don’t want to be picking up too much speed too quickly. By adding momentum , this can often help with being able to balance over a specific part of the board. Use the same process as in phase 1 so keep the front leg squashed and flexed at the ankle and knee and the hip over the nose of the board. The arms and upper body are used to help balance. Try and keep plenty of base contact and avoid slipping the board onto the edge.

PHASE 3 – Time to have a play with pressing the nose and tail, the beauty of these skills are that they are not hard to learn but it will take a little longer to master so practise is key to success. Think about trying to make movement patterns as fluid and smooth as possible . Simple exercises that you could add into these skills would be an Ollie to nose press or a Nollie to tail press.

The next phase would be to play around with more flatland variations. Both the nose and tail press are great tricks to take onto park boxes and rails as well as street features.