The frontside 360 is a fairly advanced trick off a kicker, owing to the fact that the second half of the spin is blind (i.e. you’re turning away from the landing as you descend) so you will have to trust in your abilities to land with the board pointing forwards. Add in the indy grab and it gets complicated. But… do them right and you’ve got a bona fide snowboarding classic in your trick bag.
3. As your nose leaves the jump, throw your arms in a frontside direction and – at the same time - extend your legs so you’re popping off the lip. Timing is crucial. As you get airborne, your arms will be further into the spin than your board, but your lower body will then start to catch up. When throwing your arms into the spin, make sure your shoulders stay flat i.e. in line with each other and parallel to the ground. If you drop your rear shoulder/raise your leading one then you’ll cork the spin.
Frontside spins can be done off the toes or the heels. The version shown here is off the heels, but if you want to give it some old school flavour then set up your approach turn more like a backside 360, so you’re heading up the jump on your toe edge. Keep the board in a straight line and pre-wind your shoulders as above, then gently dig your toe edge into the kicker and pop hard into the spin, unleashing your arms. This extra toe edge grip gives you a great platform for the ollie and results in bigger airtime than the heel edge version. You’ll want to turn your head in the direction of the spin rather than looking down between the bindings. Check whitelines.com/frontside-toes for a classic example courtesy of John Jackson.