We've said it before and we'll say it again: With the soft snow and mild weather, spring is a great time to push yourself further.
Imagine this: it's the end of the season, and you're feeling comfortable and confident in your riding. You and your friends are heading to the mountain next weekend. The plan is to hang out, soak up the sun, and, secretly, you want to show them how much you've progressed. We understand the feeling, and that's why we've organized a few trick tips to get you going. These four moves can be done without any special features—all you need is yourself and your snowboard. Just watch the videos a few times and practice, practice, practice. Once you've mastered them, you can view the rest of the Burton How-Tos on the Burton Snowboards YouTube channel. You'll look like a pro in no time.
Trick #1: Ollie
The ollie is often the first trick a snowboarder learns. More complicated maneuvers can be built off of it, so learning to ollie should be your first priority.
Trick #2: Tripod
Mastering the tripod is a great place to start because you can do it absolutely anywhere at any time. Plus, you'll get to see the mountain from a new perspective.
Trick #3: Butter
Buttering is as fun as it looks. Powder or slush—no matter what the conditions are, this is a fun one to add to your quiver. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be turning as smooth as butter.