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6 Relatively Simple Halfpipe Tricks You Should Try

HOW TO DROP IN, SLASH THE LIP AND STOMP YOUR FIRST AIR IN THE PIPE

Photo: Ed Blomfield

Riding pipe is no mean feat. It’s one of the most technical features you can ride on a snowboard and needless to say, the hard icy base isn’t exactly forgiving. So don’t be put off if it takes a while to master. But once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s an insanely stylish way to ride, and while it has a reputation for attracting the jocks of the snowboarding world, it actually offers tonnes of room for creativity. Check out Danny Davis’ Peace Pipe for proof!. Now that’s a creative way to ride a snowboard…

The trick with pipe is to start small. Don’t expect to be throwing airs on your first go. It takes time to build up the confidence and get a feel for the pipe before you can begin even thinking about 10ft airs. So here’s a beginners guide to dropping in, slashing the lip and throwing tricks that will get your pipe-riding career off to a banging start.

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