The fun thing about the Miller flip is that it works on almost every obstacle or spot! You can start easy on a little spine or over a small log at the side of the slope and then push it further to spots like handrails, fences and spires... what’s important in general is that you don’t “crash” into the obstacle with too much speed, but have a good flight curve with a dead spot where you’re kinda weightless.
We don’t need Einstein or Newton to tell us what the problem is with the abundance of fl at ground when it comes to urban jibbing.
Our homies over at Planet Sports have been pumping out the trick tips videos of late. The freshest one is this one from team rider Eero Ettala as he walks you through how to pull a front board.
THIS ISSUES TRICKOLOGY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD OLD BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE WHO RESIDE IN MAYRHOFEN’S PENKEN PARK DURING THE WINTER AND INCLUDES THE LIKES OF JAMES CARR, GARY GREENSHIELDS AND THE VISITING JAMIE NICHOLLS.
With this trick, you should already have done many fronside 3’s over kickers (knowing how to approach the kicker and initiate a rotation).
Handplants are fun, stylish if done well and will get you chicks. Or guys. Former Swedish team coach Andreas Aavik talks you through three different variations as performed by Swiss stylemaster Markus Keller – also known as our favourite rider at the Olympics, bar when Shaun White tweaked that frontside 5.
‘Passive-aggressive’ is probably the best way to describe the state I’m in when I hear anybody say ‘Frontside Indy’. I do know that the reason behind my petulance and irritation is rather trivial: there are certainly more important things to worry about than the correct naming of the way you grab your snowboard. Sure, I’m a pencil-pushing know-it-all, and although I’m sure I get it wrong just as often as anybody else, I reckon there should be some sort of set standard.
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