In freestyle snowboarding, the rider uses the 'urban environment' to perform tricks off. The style is similar to skateboarding. Rails, logs, jumps, half-pipes, etc are put to use. The equipment is slightly different, softer boots teamed with a shorter board with softer flex helps with rotation. Athletes perform aerial and jib tricks off the terrain. The best of freestyle snowboarding is on show during the TTR World Snowboard Tour. Competitions like Air & Style and the Winter XGames allow athletes to impress in the Big Air, Slopestyle, Superpipe and Street events. It is one of the most popular styles of snowboarding..