FIS Tricks List
Last update: 05-02-2022
1080º rotation, 3.0 full rotations
1260º rotation, 3.5 full rotations
1440º rotation, 4.0 full rotations
1620º rotation, 4.5 full rotations
180º rotation, 0.5 full rotations
1800º rotation, 5.0 full rotations
1980º rotation, 5.5 full rotations
2160º rotation, 6.0 full rotations
270º rotation, 0.75 full rotations
360º rotation, 1.0 full rotations
450º rotation, 1.25 full rotations
The rider slides forward on the rail. A frontside 50/50 is performed from the frontside approach. A backside 50/50 is performed from the backside approach
540º rotation, 1.5 full rotations
630º rotation, 1.75 full rotations
720º rotation, 2.0 full rotations
810º rotation, 2.25 full rotations
900º rotation, 2.5 full rotations
990º rotation, 2.75 full rotations
Any trick in the halfpipe/quarterpipes where the wall is approached riding forward, no rotation is made, and the snowboarder lands riding backward.
A term used to describe any manoeuvre in the halfpipe/quarterpipe 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.
One rotation over the vertical axis, backwards
One rotation over the horizontal axis, after take off, back will be to front. Regular = Rotation to Right / Goofy = Rotation to the left
A Roast Beef and Chicken Salad (in between the legs) at the same time with hands crossed.
A Roast Beef and Grosman (in between the legs) at the same time. Also known as The King or Steak Tar Tar
A trick in which the rider grabs the tail of the board with both hands. The rear hand grabs the board as it would do it during a regular tail-grab but the front hand blindly reaches for the board behind the riders back.
A slide performed where the rider's leading foot passes over the rail on approach, with their snowboard traveling perpendicular and trailing foot directly above the rail or other obstacle (like a tailslide). When performing a frontside bluntslide, the snowboarder is facing uphill. When performing a backside bluntslide, the snowboarder is facing downhill.
The rider slides sideways in a 90-degree angle with the rail between the bindings. A frontside boardslide is performed from the frontside approach and the rider rotates the board backside 90 before landing on the rail. A backside boardslide is performed from the backside approach and the rider rotates the board frontside 90
The term "Cab" in snowboarding generally refers to any switch-frontside spin (no matter what the amount of rotation) on any feature (halfpipe, jumps, rails, boxes).
The rear hand reaches behind the rear leg to grab the toe edge between the bindings while the rear leg is boned
The rear hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings while the front leg is boned. The wrist is rotated inward to complete the grab.
An easier version of the Japan Air; the front hand grabs the toe side in front of the front foot. Both knees are then bent
The rear hand grabs the toe edge in front of the front foot while the rear leg is boned. Alternatively, some consider any rear handed grab in front of the front foot on the toeside edge a crail grab, classifying a grab to the nose a "nose crail" or "real crail".
An inverted 540 degree spin performed on the frontside wall of the halfpipe
A doublecork is corked and the athlete goes off-axis two separate times in the same trick. Examples: Backside DubCork 1080, Frontside DubCork 1260.
Similar to a Truck driver, it is a stalefish grab and mute grab performed at the same time
The rider goes backwards in his basic stance. The turn is around the tail (the nose takes off before the tail)
Fakie to Forward
The backside version of the stale fish. See “Stale Fish
One rotation over the horizontal axis, after take off, front of body will be to front. Regular = Rotation to Left / Goofy = Rotation to the Right
Both hands grab toeside between the bindings
An aerial maneuver performed in a halfpipe by taking off backwards, and performing an inverted 720° rotation. The rotation mimics a half-cab leading to McTwist
A backside rotation from the backside approach (take off from heel edge)
The front hand grabs the toe edge in between the feet and the front knee is pulled to the board
When performing a frontside air on transition, the snowboarder grabs heelside in front or behind the leading binding with their leading hand. In order for it to be a Lien air, the board can not be tweaked and has to be kept flat
A slide performed where the rider's trailing foot passes over the rail on approach, with their snowboard traveling perpendicular along the rail or other obstacle. When performing a frontside lipslide, the snowboarder is facing downhill. When performing a backside lipslide, a snowboarder is facing uphill
A forward-flipping backside 540, performed in a halfpipe, quarterpipe, or similar obstacle. The rotation may continue beyond 540°
The front hand reaches behind the front leg and grabs the heel edge in- between the bindings while the front leg is boned
A 360° frontside handplant to fakie
The Frontside misty ends up looking quite a bit like a frontside rodeo in the middle of the trick, but at take off the rider uses a more frontflip type of motion to start the trick. The frontside Misty can only be done off the toes and the rider will wind up to spin frontside, then snap their trailing shoulder towards their front foot and the lead shoulder will release towards the sky. as they unwind at takeoff release. Usually grabbing Indy the rider follows the lead shoulder through the rotation to 540, 720 and even 900
A trick in which the snowboarder springs off the nose of the board and into the air
Back leg bent, and front leg boned (straightened)
The front hand grabs the nose of the snowboard
A more technical kind of a 50-50 where the rider leans forward to put pressure on the nose to be able to lift the rear foot so that it is not in contact with the rail.
off the Toes
A trick in which the snowboarder springs off the tail of the board and into the air
Airing from fakie to forward in the halfpipe without rotation
Concluding a slide trick with a 270° spin opposite the direction in which you did a rotation during the trick's initiation
The rear hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings while the rear leg is boned.
Both hands grab the nose of the board
An invert done riding fakie or forward where the rider rotates frontside or backside while fliping. Can be done with a 540, 720, 900 and 1080.
A Roast Beef and Nose grab performed at the same time
Similar Nosebone, but grabbing with front hand heel side, and the nose points to the ground
Halfpipe trick done by Rob Kingwill (Sato is the Japanese word for sugar). It is something like a frontside McTwist. The rider rides up the transition of the pipe as if doing a frontside 540°, pops in the air and grabs frontside, then throws head, shoulders, and hips down
The front hand reaches across the body and grabs the tail while the front leg is boned
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
The front hand grabs Weddle, the back leg is boned and the board is kept parallel with the ground.
Back hand grabs the heel edge of the board between the feet, around the outside of the knee
Swiss Cheese Air
The rear hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot while the back leg is boned
The rider goes backwards with his stance switched, mirror vice. A regular rider now goes like a goofy rider, and vice versa. The turn is around the nose (the tail takes off before the nose).
The back hand grabs the toe edge just in front of the rear foot. However, the arm must go around the outside of your rear knee. The board is then pulled behind the rider (tweaked). The name Taipan is a portmanteau of tail/Japan air
The rear hand grabs the tail of the snowboard. Variations include straightening, or 'boning' the front leg, or 'tweaking' the board slightly frontside or backside
When both hands grab Indy and Melon
A technique where one knee is bent and the ankle bent sideways to touch the knee to the snowboard between the bindings. (e.g. Tuck Knee Indy Air)
A backflip with a frontside 180 on the y axis, opposed to the frontside cork 5 which is off axis
The front hand grabs the toe edge either between the toes or in front of the front foot.Variations include the Weddle Stiffy, in which a Weddle grab is performed while straightening both legs, or alternatively, some snowboarders will grab Weddle and rotate the board frontside 90 degrees
A backflip performed on a straight jump, with an axis of rotation in which the snowboarder flips in a backward, cartwheel-like fashion