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How to Progress Without Spinning: 9 Grabs You Have to Stretch For

Nick Hyne and Trick Bag take us through why these weird grabs are making a comeback

How do I do this grab?

As you do a backside shifty and get into the ‘Method’ position, (See the Bonus section of the Trick Bag JUMPS for Method) the back hand reaches over and grabs the heel edge. If you know what a method is, then just think ‘A back hand method’.

The Nuclear is by no means a staple in anybody’s grab book in snowboarding (Well, yet!). Its roots, as far as we can tell, come from Wakeboarding. This makes more sense – you have the hindrance of the handle, and if your front hand is holding on, you may not be able to grab a normal method. In snowboarding, a Method is one of the best feeling, timeless and respected tricks in the game so why would you complicate it! Either way, even the high and mighty method can be spiced up on the rare occasion.

Why Nuclear?

Because it seems ridiculous, hard and horrible. You just need to tick it off the list to prove to yourself that you can still progress and tick off something new. Heck, like anything, if you do it right and with style, you can probably make this trick actually look good.

How do I make this trick look good?

You need to make sure that once you grab, you grab properly. If you just tap the edge, you will end up in a horrible flailing reverse superman position. So, once you grab that heel edge, push out your back leg and make it look as much like a regular method as possible!

Weird Factor – 5/5 Stars


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