Nose Press By Mike Ranquet

I hadn’t tried this trick in five years. Once you have it down on boxes, try to 180 out.

Pre-ollie. You don’t want to be jumping off the end of the jump and clear the whole thing.

Press your nose long enough to get a good spring off it. The stiffer your board, the better–it’ll bend in half if it’s too soft.

As you’re pressing, gradually shift your weight so that by the end of the press one leg is fully locked for a second.

Counter-balance your weight at the end, and spring up, getting your whole weight underneath you. Land.

Four-time Non-World Champion, Mike Ranquet has been snowboarding for 15 years. He lives in West Seattle, Washington and rides at Mt. Baker.