STEP 1: Find a gentle slope with as little human traffic as possible. Start riding straight downhill on moderate speed.|
STEP 2: To initiate the turn, twist your hips and shoulders towards the direction of the spin. Crouch down and remember to shift your weight on your back foot.|
STEP 3: Lift your board - nose first and then the tail. Try to maintain your balance while doing this.
STEP 4: Jump and turn 180 degrees.|
STEP 5: After the turn, land both feet at the same time. This is to divide the impact and lessen the chance of slipping when you land.|
STEP 6: Ride fakie after the turn. Repeat the steps and keep on practicing until you get comfortable in turning in midair and riding backwards.|
Remember "where your head goes, your body follows" too. So look the direction you want to land in.
This is actually a frontside 180.Air to fakie is a trick done either on a hip or in a halfpipe.A good way to look at it, if you were to throw a coin straight in the air heads up/tails down it would fall straight back into your hands hands up/tails down. The thing is this is snowboarding, so momentum would continue in the tails down direction.So you just:1. approach the wall2. pop into the air.3. float for a while.4. fall back down.5. ride away switch/fakie into the next wallThere is no rotation to an air to fakie.
I agree with LouG. This is totally a frontside 180.
Agree, frontside 180. With no demerits for the great animation and explanations.
This is quite an extreme movement for me I tried doing this but I just couldn''t.
lol @ riding backwards. Theres no riding backwards in snowboarding. Its switch.
lol when i first got my snow boars i tried these stationary in my lounge before even hittin the slopes... i hit my coffe table (glass) and busted it lol. fun move tho and fairly easy if ya try hard enough and practise.
I have always called this a frontside 180. However, I love the instructions and the animation. It is very clear breaks down the trick into simple steps.
haha i fall on my butt when i try to do this:)
my cosent got his furst snow bord for his berthday but it was not winter yet so he desided to ride his don the stares but his steras tern so he waped out at the botin and brock his leg ...ha ha ha lol
I think jumping with both legs and then rotate is ok too.
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That''s not an ''Air to Fakie''! That''s a Frontside 180!
You an ''Air'' is a trick in a halfpipe.
Outstanding and very informative animation and tutorial. Keep it up!
I''ve Done the Air to Fakie alot of times
the air fakie is the easiest trick i know (i have been snowboarding for 12 years)
Frontside 180s are the easiest because you are facing forward. Backside 180 are a little harder because you are spinning blind, but they look cooler.