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Shifting the weight to the tail

8.0 Tailpress

You may have already learned how to do a wheelie by slowly bringing your weight over the tail or nose. In this section, we'll look at how to jump into a tailpress in a more controlled way.

For this module you should already know.
2.2.1 Wheelie
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8.0.1 Ollie8.1 Nose Slide

Getting into the tailpress position

It is much easier to jump into a tailpress while riding. Here we do not lean slowly over the tail but jump directly into the pressing position. To practise this, it is worth shifting your hips while standing, which will help you to get into the right position straight away

Perform the tailpress while riding

Instead of shifting your weight to the tail, try to jump directly into the tailpress position and hold the position by pressing with your back leg. This is a little more difficult, but much more controlled than slowly bringing the weight over the tail.

What does the tailpress have to do with pressing?

If we shift our weight towards the tail for a tailpress, we can push through the back leg at a certain point instead of leaning further over the tail. This allows us to vary the height of the tail press. It also allows us to push the snowboard through more and this tension can then be used for an ollie.

Have you already mastered the Tailpress?

Then check out the Olie next to jump higher 8.0.1 Ollie or another butter trick the 8.1 Nose Slide

Next steps

For this module you should already know.
2.2.1 Wheelie
Already checked? Let's continue with.
8.0.1 Ollie8.1 Nose Slide

Check your skill

Following skills are required to be ready for the next module.

You know the difference between a wheelie and a tail press.
You know how to get into the tail press position.
You know that you can intensify the pressure by stretching your back leg.
You can jump into the tail press with a nollie, hold it briefly and jump out again with an olie.

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