How To Cab 540
How To Cab 540
Switch frontside (aka cab) is just as fun as frontside, and a lot easier to step up to than switch backside. It’s especially enjoyable with a 540, as you ride away in your normal stance and can spot your landing very early on that last 180. If you can ride switch and do a backside 360, this one is a piece of cake.
This trick is one of my favourites because when you do it well it feels the best! You will be approaching the kicker switch this time, so be confident in your switch riding. On the run-in, make that same ‘S’ with your turns.
You will be approaching the kicker switch this time, so be confident in your switch riding
Just before the start of the jump, start to move your weight over your heel edge. Move your arms and shoulders back to be ready for throwing (the opposite way this time) into the rotation.
As the nose leaves the take-off, throw your upper body the way you will be spinning. You’ll have to throw it slightly harder than you would for a 360. Pop well to make sure you are high enough to get the trick around.
When you know you are clear of the jump and the rotation has started, you can go for the grab. This will help you get the trick round, and also makes it look sick!
When you come around to 360 you will be able to spot your landing. You can see your whole landing for a long time at the end of this trick, so you can decide whether or not to slow down the spin by opening up or letting go of the grab early.
Land on your toe edge and bend you knees to get the best landing possible, and ride away clean in your normal stance.