* E7 Today we are gonna talk about Indoor
Snowboard Workout butter front side 360 * There are many other video tutorials on
YouTube about butter front side 3600, and in this video, I will mainly focus on how
to do this trick, on a carpet. * The basic concept is to complete a over
rotated front side 180, and hold the posture to complete the full 360 degree rotation.
* #1. Pre-requisition: solid in front side 180.
* If you haven’t watched the tutorial about front side 180 yet, I highly recommend to
watch that video and get a solid foundation for 360. I’ll put a link below in the description
section for the front side 180. Please note this pre-requisition of front side 180, does
not mean that you just COULD do the 180, but really mean that you shall master all the
key points that I’ve explained in the previous video. You need the muscle memory of the key
techniques to be able to safely proceed to 360. The key techniques that requires your
muscle-memories are: Arm Rotation, Noise and Tail press, Use side core muscle, and general
body strength. You really need these as a starting point to proceed to 360. If you haven’t
muscle memorized these key points for 180 yet, I’d recommend to go back to that tutorial,
as well as practice a lot until you could do all of the key points accurately, without
thinking them. If you don’t master those 180 trick and start 360, the chance of getting
seriously injured is quite high, and the progress will take you a lot more time.
* #2. Arm Rotations. * This is probably why you need to train yourself
one trick at a time. The arm rotation for doing front side 360 is very different from
doing 180. Instead of the back arm, now you need to focus on your front arm.
* TO GET STARTED, rewind your front arm to the opposite of rotation direction by about
90 degrees, to initiate the rotation. Then, swing the same front arm by about 270 degrees.
Or, if you considering the starting position of the front arm, out of the 270 degree swing,
90 degrees are from reversing the previous rewind, and then keep swinging for another
180 degrees. Afterwards, try to keep this arm fixed at the position, this new position
shall be at the opposite side of your body comparing with before you started the swing.
Next step, let the other arm to catch the swing front arm slowly and gradually. This
step will help you to complete the full 360 rotation. Lastly, put the swing-arm back to
in front of you. I’m using the terminology of front arm and back arm, instead of left
and right arm, so that you can mirror the arms if you are riding goofy, and I personally
am riding in regular position. So to repeat: Rewind your front arm by 90 degrees, swing
it by 270 degrees to back of your riding direction, keep the swing arm locked at the back side,
then let the other arm to catch the swing arm, and last put your front arm back to front.
It’s as complicated as it sounds like so I’ll repeat again: rewind your front arm
by 90 degrees, swing 270 degrees to the back of your riding direction, keep the swing arm
locked at the back side, let the other arm to catch the swing arm, and last put your
front arm back to front. Please keep practicing this many many times and try to correctly
follow each of the steps. Gradually it’ll become your muscle memory when you don’t
need to think about it and your body will automatically do the work for you.
* #3. Nose and Tail press. * When doing 180, nose and tail press is a
good to do, and not really a must do, when doing 360 on a carpet, it’s almost impossible
to rotate the complete 360 without a solid press. Once you mastered the 180 nose and
tail press, try to over rotate a little bit to maybe 190, 200, up until 270 degrees. This
practice will help you to get more solid on the board press. By holding the press posture,
the board will eventually rotate to 360 with enough practice.
* #4. Lock your side core muscle. * Note that in 180 I mentioned to use your
side core muscle. With enough practice of 180, your side core muscle should have been
stronger than before. When doing 360, the key here is to lock your side core muscle
to keep your body like a triangle with one of the angle of the triangle is rotating on
the floor. When I initially practice front side 360, I need to very consciously remind
myself, to not just strengthen but to LOCK the side core muscle so that my body could
keep in the triangle position for a longer time. Once your side core is strong enough
after sufficient practice, you TOO will be able to hold that posture for maybe one or
two more seconds, and that time is more than enough for you, to complete the full 360 rotation.
Please note that strengthen the side core muscle will also significantly improve your
control when you are riding toe side on the snow. When riding on the mountain, you use
almost the same side muscle to ensure a solid toe side turn. The Indoor Snowboard Workout
could literally train your body for the snow hours.
* #5. Knowing your riding direction and keep your eyes at the down hill.
* This is a bit different from doing 180. When doing 180, you could almost look at down
hill all the times during the rotation. But when doing front side 360, you simply could
not always look at the down hill. So, the head or eye motion divides into two steps.
Before your back arm catches your swing front arm, you should look at the up hill or back
side of your riding direction; after your back arm catches your swing front arm, when
naturally putting your front arm back to front, you can naturally turn your head back to your
riding direction, which is down hill. To recap the two steps for head or eye movement. Try
to keep your eyes at up hill, until your back arm catches your swing front arm, then as
you put your front arm back to front, rotate your head and eyes, back to front or down
hill, naturally. * #6. Put your weight on the board bending
point during the turn. * Hopefully after mastering 180 you could
comfortably put you whole body weight, on the board’s bending point, at the 2nd half
of 180. For 360, you really need to put your weight right on the bending point and hold
it for a longer period of time. Please note the difference between 180 and 360. For 180
you may put your weight slightly to the right or left side of the bending point, but for
360, you should always put your weight right on the bending point of the board, not to
the left and not to the right. Putting your weight right on the board bending point will
noticeably help you to reach the balance triangle position, with one angle on the floor. And
it’ll help you to hold that balance for a noticeably longer period of time.
* #7. Do one thing at a time. * You probably already noticed that the amount
of techniques you need to remember for 360 is quite a lot more than 180. Therefore it
is very natural that you will need more time, to muscle memorize all of the key points.
So again, do one thing at a time. For example, for maybe 30-40 turns, you can focus solely
on the arm swing, or even one STEP of the arm swing. Once that movement becomes your
muscle memory, move on to focus on the next key point. This method will help you, to gradually
put all key points into part of yourself, and memorize into the muscle, instead of the
brain. Be patient to yourself. If you do this workout every night for one hour, you should
be able to muscle memorize all of the tricks within a week or two.
* Thanks for watching this tutorial for Indoor Snowboard Workout front side 360. Hope you
can enjoy the workout and master all the key points solidly. If you are interested to know
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me the link of your video. Together we could progress as a community, to enjoy the fun
and many benefits of snowboarding, not just on the mountain but ALSO at our HOME.
* I’ll see YOU, in the next Video.