Every snowboarder will have to develop their own snowboarding style as they perfect the way they snowboard, but one of the ways that snowboarders have the greatest amount of fun is performing various tricks with snowboards that are offered in various shapes and sizes. Performing tricks on a snowboard requires a certain amount of grit and daring, and a little bit of common sense to make the trick work.
No snowboarder will be willing to try a trick with getting prepared to do it. That type of preparedness will require many hours of training and might require a significant amount of money before each trick can be performed with absolute perfection. That money will be spent on snowboards and snowboarding gear that the snowboarder will need to keep out the cold weather.
Snowboard jumps require a minimum amount of equipment to build them and the basic tool that will be needed is lots of snow and a shovel. The snowboarder will have to be familiar with how to pack the snow down to form a base for the jumps. After the snowy surface has been smoothed out using a snowboard as a smoothing tool, the snowboarder will be ready to practice for hours to get the landing down and all of the movements in the jump done in the right sequence.
Most ski resorts will have jumps already built and these will be good to use after a trick has been learned. It may be necessary for a snowboarder to venture out of the resort area to build jumps that they will use for learning tricks, and the snowboarder will have to be prepared to practice all day on one trick if necessary. There are a lot of tricks that can be performed from one jump, and will require the snowboarder to change the take-off area of the jump to discover all of the tricks that can be done.
A snowboarder must be aware of the difficulty level of each trick they attempt. Some difficulty ratings are considered average and can be performed by a snowboarder that is still learning. Tricks such as the Indy grab or a backside 180 are just two tricks that are rated average, but will still require many hours of practice time before they can be completed with a high degree of success.
Snowboarders can learn these tricks while at home by watching freestyle videos and snowboard clips that focus on tricks that can be done in the air. These videos will serve as training tools and prepare a snowboarder for their first day on the jumps. Some snowboarders learn how to get the perfect stance from these videos, and others get some creative ideas from the tricks that they see in the video. There are no limits to creativity in snowboarding and some people refine their style by watching them.
Some tricks require the snowboarder to ride straight until they reach a certain point. Then the trick might require the snowboard to use their toes to spring off a jump at just the right moment to gain the big air that they are seeking. Many snowboarding tricks will require the snowboarder to grab the snowboard while in mid-air in order to push it in the direction that they want the board to go while they are in mid-air. All of these techniques will require practice and moves such as tucking the legs toward the chest while in the air will require a great amount of concentration to execute the trick properly.