Cab is any switch frontside spin, named after Steve Caballero a trick that came from skateboarding. A half cab is a switch frontside 180I've got the names of actual features down now, but some trick terms are still eluding me:
What's a McTwist?
Melon grab vs. method grab vs. stalefish grab?
I think that's about all the ones i don't know that I can't figure out.
it just sortof happens naturally. alot of good riders will force themselves to keep their hands down...one other question... why do people's free hands always go way away from them during a grab? like in the pics you posted... stalefish grabs the front hand is like way up above their head and stuff?
Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is a McTwist is a forward flipping backside spin with a melon grab and a minimum spin of 540. You basically end up throwing your front shoulder diagonally towards your rear foot while grabbing melon (Front hand between bindings) and with a front flip. Also a corked spin is basically any off axis spin, with a corked spin you either throw your shoulders away (Frontside) or towards (Basckside) your rear foot. Then lastly a rodeo is corked spin that is either frontside or backside with a backflip (Kind of the opposite of a McTwist). This is where i might be wrong but... A corked spin technically isn't actually a inverted maneuver unless the spin is performed in a pipe(?) because your trajectory is straight up and down (Well more diagonally down the piped).a mctwist is an inverted 540 (its a weird twist of you shoulders so its not actually a flip but its inverted) a cork is where you do a backwards flip within a minimum rotation of 540.
i 100% agree. 90% of snowboard tricks came from skateboarding where you have free movement of your feet, in which case your right about a melon, it needs to be boned. but with snowboarding tweaking your front foot is awkward so most people(myself :laugh: ) dont botherTo me a melon grab (short for melancholy) isn't just a heelside grab with your front hand, it's tweaking out your front leg while doing it. Otherwise it'd be a lien grab. So many people have different opinions so it's kinda hit or miss with a lot of stuff.
Style!one other question... why do people's free hands always go way away from them during a grab? like in the pics you posted... stalefish grabs the front hand is like way up above their head and stuff?
I don't find it hard to tweak my front foot...Maybe my back foot tho.i 100% agree. 90% of snowboard tricks came from skateboarding where you have free movement of your feet, in which case your right about a melon, it needs to be boned. but with snowboarding tweaking your front foot is awkward so most people(myself :laugh: ) dont bother
This would be a Revert.Funny, I was googling this stuff earlier before this thread popped up. I'm trying to find out what you call it when people spin on the hill seemlessly switching to switch but without leaving the ground.
Is that just a spin? Does it even have a name?
Forgive me because I was never real good at terminology. I get that in skate, fakie is riding your normal stance (Goofy for me) backwards and switch is riding your opposite stance (Regular for me) forwards. But in snowboarding, since our feet are fixed, if we switch our lead foot, aren't we technically riding fakie? Would switch only apply with symmetrical stance on a true twin board? I never quite got that and just use fakie and switch interchangebly which i know might be wrong. By his post, I can guess where Casual stands, but what does everyone else think?A cab is a fakie ollie, not switch.. you pop off your tail and rotate 360, or half cab is 180. cab 7's, 9's etc.