Backside Power By Seth Elmer

How To Put More Power Into Backside Turns

Backside Power By Seth Elmer

Step One

The beginning of the turn is the most important, because once your line is activated, you must commit 100 percent. This is where the most spray is thrown. If you’ve generated enough speed, have come off the bottom, and are now approaching the face with your rail in the correct position to carve – you’re set up to throw a huge, fast-carving snap.

Step Two


Backside snaps are temperamental at this stage, because it’s very easy to apply too much pressure in the turn. If you apply too much, you’ll dig rail and eat it. Applying too little pressure makes it look weak, and doesn