Jeez, isn’t it annoying how people these days are sooo concerned with landing tricks? Don’t you ever find yourself asking ‘how can i steeze out my bails’? Well, fear not, Onboard has the answer! A totally serious beginners guide to ragdolling – where we look into the technique behind a fine art.
Follow these steps to really make the most out of your backcountry – and you’ll be tumbling lifelessly like a pro in no time.
Step 1: Pick a really short camber board
First things first, you’re going to want to minimise your lateral stability with a short board. It’ll make sure you’re off balance as possible and the small surface area will make it almost impossible to ride out your landings. For guaranteed bails, we recommend you go with a camber profile to ensure your nose sinks conveniently into the pow.
Step 2: Check the snow conditions
If you’re going to get the ultimate catherine-wheel through the snow, you’re not going to want to sink down too far, but you don’t want hard-pack either. For best effect, try and go when the pow is fresh but stable.