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Three Steps to Backyard Shredding

Ever sat at your computer watching some else's mini-shred edit from their hometown and wished you could do the same?

Well stop wishing, and start doing!

If you live in a city or town that gets snow (as we hope most of you winter addicts do), then the only thing holding you back is you. 

Here are our three easy steps to get shredding in your own backyard, TODAY!

Step 1. Grab some friends

More bffs, more hands to help with digging, and with a backyard fun feature- you're going to need some assistance to shovel that snow.

Step 2. Find a feature

Moving a makeshift rail into place

Have a cool rock you've been eyeing at the edge of your yard? An old paint can or barrel that's getting tossed out in the garbage? Of course make sure that there are no sharp edges or nails anywhere (because everyone falls at some point and you wanted to be as safe as possible), but after that- anything is free game! Let your imagination do the work.

Step 3. Ride!

Grace riding her DIY backyard rail

Build up some snow around that thing, get a pull-in from a friend of find a little hill in your yard and let 'er rip.

Believe it or not, this is how a lot of pro riders got their start riding. With a little elbow grease and some friends to add to the fun, you'll be riding your backyard park in no time. If you didn't catch it before, be sure to drop over to Transworld Snowboarding and check out Nikita's Early Season Edit with Nirvana Ortanez and Grace Mayernik, where the ladies sought out the snow and brought their own DIY park to life.

Photos - Mia Lambson