Tricking on snowboarding can be hard in the beginning. Like any other trick, doing a 360 on snowboard takes lots of practice. To perfect my own 360 on my snowboard, took 2 years. Maybe this was because I didn’t know much about how to perform it, but I succeeded the end.
Are you interested in learning the same trick? Then stick to the end of this post, and you’ll know how to do a 360 on snowboard.
Learning how to do a 360 on snowboard is also divided into three separate sections. Taking off, spinning and landing. When you master all three of these sections you will be able to do a 360.
Step 1 – The take off
The take off is where you build up the foundation of your 360. It is very important to have enough speed to be able to get a great take off out of the jump. When you take off there are some important things you need to remember, that very few know about when learning the 360.
Changing up before the jump. To make the 360 spin as easy as possible, there is a specific technique for the jump build-up. Your riding track should look like a snake on the way to the jump. As you can see on the picture to the left, the track is shaped like a snake. This will make a rotating momentum which I’ll get to now. The rotating momentum. As you are about to leave the jump, you want to turn your board in the direction of where you are spinning. Look over your shoulder and your take off should be well performed.
Step 2 – Spinning
This spinning is the most important part of the trick, but also the hardest. The key to spinning nice and smoothly through-out the jump is to always look behind your shoulder. This will also help creating a spin momentum. Keep looking behind your shoulder until you can spot the landing.
Another tip to spin faster is to tuck your knees. You don’t necessarily need to grab, because this can mess up your balance and rotation. Personally I don’t like tucking my knees, so it really comes down to personal preference if you like it or not.
Step 3 – Landing
Landing is the final part about the 360 spin, but also the hardest. I have personally struggled a lot with the landing. A very important thing you need to keep in mind when landing is to always look where your board is. If you can keep your eyes on your board when you land, it will make it 10 times easier.
If you can manage to keep your body lined up with the board as well, your landing will be a guaranteed success. What many people struggle with when landing is that their body isn’t lined up straight. This will mess up your balance and chances are that you will fall. This is my biggest issue when spinning 360 too, so don’t worry.
With enough practice, you will get it. There is no doubt on that!
If you have any questions left, feel free to leave them below!