Snowboarding Trick Tip! Andrecht Handplants With Mike Ravelson


We’re at the hill and we’re going to do some handplants. What kind of handplants are we going to do Ralph? I think we’re thinking the Andrecht. Oh the Andrecht. Now, if we’re going to break the Andrecht down to it’s many parts, how many main components would it have? I would say generally that there is four points. We have the run-in, the snap, the plant, and the return. Alright, well why don’t you walk us through one by one? Let’s do the first step. Well let’s go to the first step, which is the run-in. Woah, speaking of which… So step one of the Andrecht is going to be the run-in. With this trick, you are going to want to go a little bit faster than you would think. This is because you really need to get to the top of the wall. Pretty much think about it as if you were going to do a two-foot air. You want to come into it as straight as possible. So step two of the Andrecht is once you have your line in speed perfect you’re going to want to think of your board going up the lip and continuing straight up and this is the point where a lot of
people will make a mistake of carving up the lip but if you can make sure you are going straight up the lip that will put you right into step three. So now that your line is straight and you snapped, you are ready to plant. We were saying before how your board is going to continue straight. What you are going to want to do is replace your tail with your hand and this will put you straight upside down. The mistake that is commonly made is like we said before when people are angling up the lip, their hand will go to the side of them. That will put you more in a full circle. If you can get your hand right under you, then it should put you right upside down and from there you can grab and that should put you right into your
return. So at step four, if everything has gone correctly, you should be grabbing and looking right down the quarter pipe. At this point, you just want to fall right back down into the quarter pipe and ride away, just like you would with anything else. There is your handplant. There is your Andrecht. When I am dropping in, what is the one thing I have to do to get it right? Okay, the trick to the trick is you are going to want to go up that wall as straight as possible and you are going to want to replace right where your board leaves the snow with your hand. That should put you perfectly upside down and make the trick that much easier. Alright, so that is the trick to the trick. Go straight, and put your hand right where the tail took off. Thank you for tuning into this episode of The Trick We just did Andrechts with Mike Ravelson Mike, thanks a bunch buddy.
I hope it helped. I’m sure it did, and if it did, film yours, post it up, we’d love to see it here on Network A, doing an Andrecht. We’ll catch you next time, on The Trick.

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