3 Beginner Snowboard Tips – First Day Snowboarding
In this video I’ve got three beginner snowboard tips to prepare you for your first day of riding. These tips are going to set up up to make the most of your first day and help you to avoid some common first day problems.
The first tip is to figure out if you’re a regular or goofy rider. Regular means going down the hill with your left foot first, and goofy means going down the hill with your right foot first. It’s also the foot you’ll keep strapped into your board while skating and getting off the chairlift. This is important to know a head of time so you can properly setup your snowboard stance. Or if you’re renting a board that you get the proper setup from the rental shop. There are few ways you can figure out which one is your front foot. You can slide across the snow, or across your kitchen floor, it’s the foot you would kick something with, or get a friend to push you from behind and see which foot your put out first.
The second beginner snowboard tip is to get into an exercise routine. On your first day snowboarding you spend a lot of time sitting in the snow trying to stand up. Squats, push ups and sit ups are three basic exercises which can really help make this easier. Push ups will definitely help for standing up on your toe edge. And sit ups and squats will help for standing up on your heel edge. An exercise routine will also help you to recover faster after your first day and enable you to do multiple days of snowboarding. This is where you can build off what you learned the previous day and really progress your riding.
The final beginner snowboard tip is to make a gear list of everything you need for the mountain. There are so many different pieces of equipment from what your wearing, to the snowboard equipment and safety gear. Whether you’re getting your gear brand new, borrowing from a friend, or renting for the day, you really need every piece. Talk to friends or someone from a local snowboard shop to make sure you have everything you need. If you get to the mountain and you find out you’ve still forgotten something, the lost and found is a great place to borrow something from.
I hope these three tips will help prepare you for your first day riding. Check out the beginner snowboard playlist for more tips. If you still have question you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!