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One of the slightly more difficult snowboard tricks than the frontside air is the backside air. Just as you start the frontside air in the flat, arms by your sides, knees bent as you are riding up the wall – you start the backside air.
Pop off the tail of your board, just as in the frontside air. At first, practice this snowboard technique without a grab, but as you get more advanced, reach behind your front foot and grab the back edge of your board.
Don't try to move through the transition too quickly – it is easier to land than a frontside grab because you can see where you are going, but some snowboarders tend to land too far out into the flat. You want to land higher on the wall.