Introducing the first in a series of videos, for all you ski school dropouts, the School of Shred. Including trick tip tutorials, online ski lessons and tutorials for all things ski.
For the first School of Shred, Lupe Hagearty will be showing us how to do a 50/50 on a tube. This is a very easy trick, that has become very popular over recent years. The 50/50 has come a long way since the days you would only see Line Travelling Circus rail wizards Will Wesson and Andy Parry lacing them up. Today we see new creative variations and combinations popping up on Newschoolers and Instagram every day.
Next up on the School of Shred syllabus, with Lupe Hagearty, we will be learning how to do a backslide on a rail. Another trendy trick that is set to boost your style points sky high this winter. This is another trick that has become extremely popular in recent years, inspired by associated action sports such as aggressive inline skating. One of the skiers who made this trick very popular was, Faction Skis and Monster Energy athlete, Daniel Hanka.
For the third School of Shred, we will be getting airborne with Lupe Hagearty, as he shows us how to execute a stylish cork 720 with a blunt grab. A classic that you've probably seen on many sunset shoots and also the first ever slopestyle competitions. This trick made popular by freeskiing legends back in the day, such as Candide Thovex, but it's still a go-to favourite for a lot of skiers today.
Next up, for the fourth School of Shred, we will be learning how to get down low with a steezy tail press. Yet another classic trick that has stayed popular season after season. This is trick is very popular with style gurus, Henrik Harlaut and Phil Cassabon, who you will have seen in the B&E Show, Level 1 movies, X Games Real Ski and more. The tail press is a trick that, not only looks good, but also feels good too.
For the fifth and final School of Shred, with Lupe Hagearty at Woodward Copper, we will be learning a switch 50/50 on a tube. This trick is very similar to a forward 50/50, but it's much more difficult and impressive because it is blind. With the rise in popularity of the forwards 50/50, it's no surprise that we are seeing many more variations of the trick.