If you have just gotten started in the sport of snowboarding and want to do a few tricks, just know that there are some that are easier than others. If this is your first time doing any tricks you should just stick to the basics for now. There are some pretty amazing tricks that you see the pros do in the competitions. These are the core moves in snowboarding and which are used in all of the most challenging tricks so you will need to master these before taking on any more.
This trick is just as simple as it sounds. For this trick all you have to do is go off a jump and as you are in the air you want to reach up and grab the bottom of your board. Of course you have to do this quickly because before you know it you are going to hit the ground and the last thing you want is to end up landing that hard right on your hand. Hold on as long as you can but as you near the ground you need to pull your hands back up so you do not end up landing right on your hands.
Another popular trick is the Ollie. For the Ollie you start down the hill and start to put more weight on the back of your board. You want to put even more weight on your back foot and bring the nose of your board up so it is in the air. Jump up, keep the board centered below you, and bring the board up as close to your chest as you can.
For a proper Ollie the board must be centered directly underneath of you and you have to land it smoothly. When the board is centered before you hit the ground you can have a smooth landing and it can take some time to perfect this trick. It looks really cool but it can take some time to master and if the board is not centered right before you land you may be unbalanced and fall over. You start this move off pretty much the same way, only there is no jumping involved.
You bring the tip of the board up into the air and then bring it back down. The only difference is that you do not jump up for a wheelie and instead you just go back to the first position after the nose of your board is up in the air. It is important to have patience when learning new snowboarding tricks and make sure you have them covered before moving on to the next. There are lots more that you can learn as well once you are more experienced.