Moves: Rock Riding With Bjorn Lienes
Look for a semi-smooth rock with a good landing and run-out. Powder or slush is best—if something goes wrong, you won’t get quite as wrecked. Dull your edges a bit first, too.
1. Getting on properly is the most important part. Make sure you can get squared up before dropping in. For this rock, I made a starting shelf to stand and drop in from—use your board to dig out a little spot.
2. Once on the rock, lean back slightly. The last thing you want to do is go over the nose and end up sliding on your head.
3. Lock in and absorb any bumps on the way down. If you catch air, it’s hard to land on rock without crashing.
4. Eye up the landing and stomp it out.
5. Once you’re comfy with rock riding, try doing five-0s or a 180 in—add some technical difficulties.