Switch Frontside Rodeo 540 with Marko Grilc

"Relax. Once you commit, this will become one of the most fun and easiest tricks you can do."

From the December 2011 Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding

20 Tricks: Volume 5

Marko Grilc. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Approach: Come in switch on your heel edge, roll over to your toe edge as you approach the lip.

Takeoff: Put your weight on your back foot, wait 'til you get to the top of the lip, and pop off your tail. Don't put too much weight on your toes or you'll catch as you takeoff.

Maneuver: Start your rotation slowly. Pull your front shoulder back, and look up while bringing your knees to you for a mute grab. Once you look up, you've done everything. Just wait for the landing to come around.

Landing: Halfway through you can spot your landing. Wait for your board to come around and land on your toes.

Trick To The Trick

"It's all in the way you twist your shoulders. It's only a 540, so turn nice and slow on the takeoff"—Marko Grilc