20 of the Most Popular Snowboarding Grabs (#6 , #8, #10, and #20 Are Extremely Difficult!)
#1 – Nose Grab:
The nose grab is one of the more easy to execute snowboarding grab tricks out there, and it is rather straightforward as well. All that is necessary to complete a nose grab is for the rider to reach their front hand out and grab the nose end of the snowboard.
#2 – Tail Grab:
The tail grab is another entry level snowboarding grab trick, and is typically a good starting grab for intermediate snowboarders to work on learning. To execute a tail grab, a snowboarder must simply extend their rear hand and grab onto the tail section of the board.
#3 – Stalefish Grab:
The Stalefish is a fun grab to execute, and is a nice stepping stone from some of the most simplistic and basic snowboarding grab tricks. When performing a Stalefish grab, a snowboarder must use their rear hand to grab onto the heel edge of the board in between each binding.
#4 – Slob Grab:
Another good beginning snowboard grab stepping stone on the path to more advanced tricks is the Slob grab. To perform the Slob grab, a snowboarder must use their front hand to grab onto the toe edge of the board in between the two bindings. This is a good grab to execute along with a rotation, but can also be performed without rotation.
#5 – Seatbelt Grab:
For a snowboarding grab of intermediate difficulty, the Seatbelt grab is an effective one to try for riders who feel very confident with the simpler grad maneuvers. The Seatbelt grab is performed by reaching the front hand across the front of the board while grabbing the tail of the snowboard.
#6 – Dracula Method Grab:
One of the most difficult grab tricks out there is the Dracula Method grab, which is performed by running the rear hand through the front of one’s body to grab onto the heel edge. At the same time, the front hand grabs the board at any position between the leading foot and the nose of the board along the toe edge.
#7 – Melon Grab:
A Melon grab is a great trick to attempt for more novice to intermediate riders who want to perform a relatively easy grab, while still doing a grab with some style. A Melon grab is performed by using the front hand to grab onto the heel edge of the snowboard, positioned in between the bindings.
#8 – Cookie Monster Grab:
Another one of the most difficult snowboarding grab tricks in the world is known as the Cookie Monster grab. This maneuver is performed by using both hands at once to grab onto the nose of the snowboard, similar to a rocket air, while at the same time biting onto the end of the board with one’s mouth. This is definitely not a grab for beginners or intermediate riders; this is relegated to advanced snowboarders only.
#9 – Roast Beef Grab:
The Roast Beef grab is another intermediate level snowboarding trick, and while it is not exactly an advanced grab it is also not terribly easy either. To execute a Roast Beef grab, a rider must use their rear hand to reach back through their legs in order to grab the heel edge of the board toward the middle of the deck.
#10 – Spaghetti Grab:
The Spaghetti snowboard grab is an additional advanced level grab trick, and it is another one that should not be attempted by anyone who is a beginning to novice level rider because it is generally too difficult. To perform the Spaghetti grab, a rider must reach their rear hand in through the leading leg from the back in order to grab the front toe edge. Occasionally, the front hand can be thrown into the mix as well by using it to grab the nose of the board.
#11 – Sad Air Grab:
The Sad Air grab represents another grab trick that falls into the intermediate level category. It is performed by using the front hand grabbing onto the toe edge of the board in between the boots, grabbing as close to the rear binding as is physically possible.
#12 – Method Grab:
The Method grab is an awesome snowboarding grab trick for a couple reasons, the biggest reason being that it looks really cool without being terribly difficult. To execute a method grab, a snowboarder must simply use their leading hand to grab onto the heel edge of the board either between each binding, or ahead of the leading binding.
#13 – Japan Grab:
The Japan grab is another one of those grab tricks that is approachable for many riders, while also looking awesome at the same time. To perform a Japan, a snowboarder must wrap their front hand around their leading leg to grab the board’s toe edge in the mid-section. While this is happening, it is important to bend the knees so that a rider’s legs can fold backward making the grab easier.
#14 – Chicken Salad Grab:
Although it is not the most difficult grab in the sport of snowboarding, the Chicken Salad grab is definitely another advanced level trick. The Chicken Salad grab can be performed by reaching the back hand in through the legs, while bending the wrist inward to grab onto the heel edge halfway in between the rider’s bindings.
#15 – Frontside Tailbone Grab:
Performing a Frontside Tailbone grab is something that should be fairly approachable even for novice to intermediate riders, and it can be performed by using the back hand to grab the toe edge of the board in between the boots. A rider performing a Frontside Tailbone needs to also bone their rear leg to achieve the signature form of the trick.
#16 – Frontside Nosebone Grab:
Not extremely different from the Frontside Tailbone, the Frontside Nosebone is also a beginner level grab trick. The Frontside Nosebone can be executed by utilizing the same form as the Frontside Tailbone, with the only difference being that it is the front leg that is boned out instead of the rear leg.
#17 – Double Tail Grab:
The Double Tail Grab is a really fun snowboard grab trick, although it is another one that requires a rather high skill level to perform correctly and safely. Performing the Double Tail Grab involved each hand grabbing the tail of the board, which seems obvious enough, but what isn’t obvious about this grab is that the leading hand needs to reach across the front as though performing a Seatbelt grab.
#18 – Backside Crail Grab:
The Backside Crail grab is an additional intermediate level snowboard grab trick, and it is one involving the rear hand as the principle grab hand. Using the rear hand, a snowboarder will reach across toward the front end, in order to grab onto the nose of the board.
#19 – Canadian Bacon:
Another snowboarding grab trick that finds its difficulty level toward the more advanced end of the spectrum, the Canadian Bacon grab is no joke. To execute this grab, a rider must use their rear hand and reach it back behind through the legs. After this reach is performed, all that is left to do is grab onto the toe edge and the Canadian Bacon grab is complete.
#20 – Bloody Dracula:
Saving the toughest grab for last, the Bloody Dracula snowboard grab is one of the wildest looking grab tricks around. Performing the Bloody Dracula grab is no small feat, and it involves reaching the leading hand all the way around the back to grab onto the tail of the board. At the same time, the rider will also use their rear hand to grab onto the tail as well. The result is one of the most amazing spectacles in snowboarding, in the context of grab tricks and big airs.