Cab 360s With Jesse Fox
Cab threes are high up on my favorite-things list (the list also includes pizza, exact change, new socks, and babes). The great thing about the ol’ Cab 360 is you can throw them anywhere: groomed runs, moguls, wherever-this one took place on a powdery step-down in the middle of nowhere.
1. Gauging speed on step-downs is tricky-Gaetan Chanut was kind enough to show me “too fast too furious” as he almost knocked himself out flying to the flat. “Gary, you took a black eye for me. You’re a good friend and a prized fighter. I owe you one!”
2. Drop in switch, fakie, or backward, and be confident with your “guesstimated” speed. For this step-down, I was traveling at a mere snail’s pace.
3. As you get to the point of no return, start rotating your shoulders and put a little pressure on the heels as you pop.
4. You want to think “float,” not “huck”-just tap it in. Three-hundred-and-sixty degrees sounds like a lot, but it’ll happen pretty easily.
5. Once you’re airborne (did I just say airborne?), bring your knees up. This toilet-like stance will help your balance and rotation, and help make it easier to grab. No grab is fine, too. That’s what’s great about snowboards-they’re attached.
6. Keep turning your head and looking for that landing. Think, weeeee; think, Andrew Reynolds down twelve stairs-or, “I’m landing this, and then I’m eating my turkey sandwich.”
7. As the landing nears, bring your legs down and prepare to suck up the impact-regret nothing.
8. Keep a little more weight on that front foot-which will be in the back, get it? Landing switch in powder is easiest on a Rome board with a centered stance (haha).
9. Keep them legs strong, and ride out straight, laughing out loud-snowboarding is fun, and turkey sandwiches are tasty.
Trick Tip: You should be comfortable with frontside threes first-then just apply it switch, and you’re golden.