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Mountainboard Tricks

Alley-oop
A term used to describe any maneuver in a halfpipe or hill where one rotates 180 or more degrees in an uphill direction; that is, rotating backside on the frontside wall or rotating frontside on the backside wall.

Andrecht
A rear handed backside handplant with a front handed grab.

Arm X

A double grab indy on your front arm reaches behind your back arm creating a X shape

Beer Man

Grab both ends on the board and suck up your legs.

Burger Flip
A halfpipe trick in which the rider performs a switch 180 to late McTwist. One approaches the backside wall riding fakie, rotates 180 degrees in the air, and then reenters the pipe while doing a McTwist. Invented by Todd Richards.

Caballerial (Cab)
A halfpipe trick which begins fakie, spins 360 degrees, and lands riding forward. Named after skateboarding guru, Steve Caballero.

Canadian Bacon Air
The rear hand reaches behind the rear leg to grab the toe edge between the bindings while the rear leg is boned.

Chicken Salad Air
The rear hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings while the front leg is boned. Also, the wrist is rotated inward to complete the grab.

Corkscrew
A term used to describe a very fast and tightly performed rotation, either free riding or in the halfpipe. A term used to describe any rotation which is off-axis.v

Crail Air
The rear hand grabs the toe edge in front of the front foot while the rear leg is boned.

Crippler
An inverted aerial where the mountainboarder performs a 180 degree back flip. In other words, the athlete approaches a halfpipe wall riding forward, becomes airborne, rotates 90 degrees, flips over backwards in the air, rotates another 90 degrees, and lands riding forward.

Crossbone Method Air
A Method Air where the back leg is boned. See Method Air.

Crooked Cop Air
Freeriding version of the mosquito air. See Mosquito Air.

Eggflip
An Eggplant where the mountainboarder chooses to flip over in order to re-enter the pipe instead of rotating 180 degrees. Thus, this trick is performed forward to fakie...or switchstance (fakie to forward).

Eggplant
A one handed 180 degree backside rotated invert in which the front hand is planted on the lip of the halfpipe wall.

Elgeurial (BFM)
An invert where the halfpipe wall is approached fakie, the rear hand is planted, a B/S 360 rotation is made, and the rider lands going forward.

50/50
To slide with the board parallel to the coping or rail.

540 Air (a.k.a. five)
The mountainboarder rotates 540 degrees in the air and lands riding fakie. In the halfpipe, the rider approaches the wall riding forward, rotates 540 degrees, and lands riding forward.

Flying Squirrel Air
Bending at the knees and grabbing the heel edge of the mountainboard with both hands; the front hand near the front foot, and the rear hand near the rear foot.

Fresh Fish Air
The backside version of the Stale Fish.

Gay Twist
A Caballerial which includes a grab. see caballerial.


Grind
The act of sliding over an object. I.E. rail, mailbox, etc.

Haakon Flip
An inverted switchstance F/S 720. A halfpipe trick in which the rider approaches the backside wall riding fakie and rotates a F/S 720 while going upside down and landing forward. Invented by Terje Haakonsen.

Half-Cab
Cannot be performed in the halfpipe. It is the freeriding version of the Caballerial in which one rotates 180 degrees from fakie to forward off of a straight jump. Also see Caballerial.

Handplant (B/S)
A B/S180 degree handplant in which both hands or the rear hand may be planted on the lip of the wall.

Handplant (F/S)
A F/S180 degree handplant in which the front hand is planted on the lip of the wall.

Handplant (Layback)
A F/S180 degree handplant in which the rear hand is planted on the lip of the wall behind the take off point.

Iguana Air
The rear hand grabs the toe edge near the tail. Made famous by Damian Sanders.

Indy Air
A true "Indy Air" is performed backside with the rear hand grabbing between the bindings on the toe edge while the front leg is boned. Done correctly the board will be even over the riders head.

Invert
A trick where the head is beneath the level of the board and the mountainboarder balances on one or two hands.

Inverted 180

See Crippler.

Inverted 540
See McTwist.

Inverted 720 (720 McTwist)
An inverted aerial where the mountainboarder performs a 720 degree rotational flip. In other words, the mountainboarder approaches the wall riding forward, becomes airborne, rotates a B/S 720 while performing a front flip, and lands riding fakie.

J-Tear
An invert where the athlete rotates roughly 540 F/S while planting one or both hands on the lip of the wall. Invented by Mike Jacoby.

Japan Air
The front hand grabs the toe edge in front of the front foot(mute), both knees are bent, the rear leg boned, and the board is pulled to the level of the head.

Jib
The act of riding on something other than the ground, i.e. rails, trees, garbage cans, logs.

Lien Air
The front hand grabs the heel edge and the body leans out over the nose. Named after skateboarder Neil Blender. (Lien is Neil spelled backwards).

Lien Method Air
A cross between a Method and a Lien.

McEgg
An invert where the athlete plants the front hand on the wall, rotates B/S 540, and lands riding forward.

McTwist
An inverted aerial where the athlete performs a 540 degree rotational flip. In other words, the athlete approaches the halfpipe wall riding forward, becomes airborne, rotates a B/S 540 while performing a front flip, and lands riding forward. Named after skateboarder Mike McGill.

Melonchollie Air
The front hand reaches behind the front leg and grabs the heel edge in-between the bindings while the front leg is boned.

Method Air
The front hand grabs the heel edge, both knees are bent, and the board is pulled to level of the head.

Miller Flip
An invert where the halfpipe wall is approached riding forward, the front hand is planted, spins a F/S 360 , and the rider lands riding fakie.

Misty Flip
An inverted B/S 540 performed off of a straight jump. It is the straight jump version of the McTwist. Therefore the approach is riding forward and the landing is fakie. See McTwist.

Mosquito Air
A halfpipe trick in which the front hand reaches behind the front leg and grabs the heel edge between the bindings. The front knee is then bent to touch the board tuck knee style.

Mute Air
The front hand grabs the toe edge either between the toes or in front of the front foot.

Nollie
Much like an Ollie only you spring off of your nose instead of your tail. See Ollie.

Nollie Frontflip
Springing off of the nose while going off of a jump and leaning forward, allows you to do a frontflip.

Nose Grab
The front hand grabs the nose of the mountainboard.

Nose Poke
Any maneuver where you bone your front leg and "poke" the nose of the snowboard in a direction away from your body usually while grabbing, i.e. Alley-oop Nose Poke.

Nose Slide
To slide along the ground or an object solely on the nose of the mountainboard.

Nuclear Air
The rear hand reaches across the front of the body and grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot.

Ollie
A method to obtain air without a jump by first lifting the front foot then lifting the rear foot as you spring off of the tail. First invented in skateboarding by Alan Gelfand, (Ollie was his nickname).

180 Air
The mountainboarder rotates 180 degrees in the air and lands riding fakie. In the halfpipe, the rider approaches the wall riding forward, rotates 180 degrees, and lands riding forward.

Palmer Air
A kind of method where the grab is near the nose, the board is pulled across the front of the body, and the nose is pointed downward. Named after Shaun Palmer.

Phillips 66
An invert where the athlete approaches the halfpipe wall riding fakie, plants the rear hand on the lip of the wall while doing a "front flip" and lands in the transition riding forward. Named after skateboarder Jeff Phillips.

Pop Tart
Airing from fakie to forward in the halfpipe without rotation.

Revert
To switch from riding fakie to forward, or from forward to fakie, usually while the mountainboard is still touching the ground.

Rewind
A term used to describe any maneuver where a rotation is initiated, stopped, and its' momentum reversed.

Roast Beef Air
The rear hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings while the rear leg is boned.

Rocket Air
The front hand grabs the toe edge in front of the front foot (mute) and the back leg is boned while the board points perpendicular to the ground.

Rodeo Flip
An inverted F/S 540. Off of a straight jump, it feels like doing a backflip and landing riding fakie. In the halfpipe, it is more like performing a 540 degree rotation which is inverted and off-axis.

Sad Plant
A term used to describe any handplant where the front leg is boned for style.

Seatbelt Air
The front hand reaches across the body and grabs the tail while the front leg is boned.

720 Air (a.k.a. seven)
The mountainboarder rotates 720 degrees in the air and lands riding forward. In the halfpipe, the rider approaches the wall riding forward, rotates 720 degrees, and lands riding fakie. Of course, it may also be performed switchstance by riding fakie and landing riding forward.

Shifty Air
A grabless trick where the upper torso and lower body are twisted in opposite directions and then returned to normal. Usually the front leg is boned.

Slob Air
The front hand grabs mute, the back leg is boned, and the board is kept parallel with the ground.

Spaghetti Air
The rear hand reaches between the legs and behind the front leg to grab the toe edge in front of the front foot while the back leg is boned.

Stale Egg
An eggplant with a stalefish grab. See Eggplant and Stalefish

Stalefish Air
The rear hand grabs the heel edge behind the rear leg and in between the bindings while the rear leg is boned.

Stalemasky Air
The front hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings while the front leg is boned.

Stiffy Air
Any maneuver in which both legs are boned and a grab is incorporated, i.e. Mute Stiffy.

Suitcase Air
A maneuver similar to the Method Air only once the knees are bent, the front hand reaches under the base of the snowboard to grab the toe edge.

Swiss Cheese Air
The rear hand reaches between the legs behind the front leg and grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot while the back leg is boned.

Tail Grab
The rear hand grabs the tail of the mountainboard.

Tail Poke
Any maneuver where you bone your rear leg and "poke" the tail of the mountainboard in a direction away from your body, usually while grabbing.

Tail Slide
To slide along the ground or an object solely on the tail of the mountainboard.

Tail Wheelie
To ride solely on the tail of the mountainboard with the nose in the air.

Taipan Air
The front hand reaches behind the front foot and grabs the toe edge between the bindings. The front knee is then bent to touch the board tuck knee style.

360 Air (a.k.a. three)
The mountainboarder rotates 360 degrees in the air and lands riding forward. In the halfpipe, the rider approaches the wall riding forward, rotates 360 degrees, and lands riding fakie. This trick may also be performed by riding fakie and landing riding forwards; in which case it is called a cab.

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