Winter and snow may seem far away for some but for the most dedicated snowboarders, it is a year-round obsession. This means that they are constantly thinking about new tricks to try out whether the snow is right around the corner or still a few months away. So what are a few tricks of varying difficulty that snowboarders can dream about in the interim? That is exactly why the following list of three great tricks to try this season has been created. They are, in no particular order, as follows:

  • A Frontside Boardslide With A Backside Grab
  • A 180 Rewind
  • The Elbow Carve

A Frontside Boardslide With A Backside Grab

This trick will make one that may already be in most snowboarder’s arsenals that much better. Start with a standard frontside boardslide, then, as the rider is going across, they grab the underside of their board to add a flair to the standard practice. The difficulty of this trick can be raised by grinding down a rail instead which is sure to impress.

A 180 Rewind

The great thing about this trick is that you can make it as easy or as absolutely ridiculously hard as you want. The concept is simple. When you’re spinning and about to complete a full rotation such as a 360 or 720, you pull back and do a 180 the opposite way you were originally spinning. This will give the look that your trick has gone through a “rewind” of sorts and be sure to impress your friends and family. Start small with a single rotation and work your way up to a full 1080 once you’ve mastered the trick.

The Elbow Carve

This may be the simplest trick on this list to master but that doesn’t make it any less fun to do. To do an elbow carve, simply lean into the hillside and use your elbow as a fulcrum of sorts. You can then use your board to “carve” across the face of the mountain. Because this is a relatively easy trick, it’s always fun to add your own little flair to it to make it unique. This trick is perfect for snowboarders just starting out or for teaching young children.