My name is Kevin Pearce and I'm the creator of Snowboardprocamp. Since 2011 I've been producing snowboard tutorials for beginner to advanced riders. I taught snowboarding for over ten years and it was the best experience of my life. My reason for creating Snowboardprocamp was so that I could share that experience and make snowboarding accessible to people. I was full-time snowboard coach in Whistler B.C for the eight years. I taught on the mountain five days a week, freeriding with students and teaching them tricks in the terrain park. In the terrain park I have experience teaching everything from beginner tricks in the small park to more advanced tricks on larger jumps. I have extensive alpine knowledge, where I took students through secret powder stashes and off cliff drops. I'm also very experienced teaching beginner riders on their first day and progressing them to an advanced level. Whistler was a great place for me to develop my riding and teaching skills because of the size of our mountains, the amount of snow we get each year, and our long season from November to May. If you're looking to get into snowboarding or progress your riding, subscribe to this page, check out the videos, and stay tuned!
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This is the first of many board reviews coming to the channel, and in this video we’ll be taking a look at the Salomon Man’s Board. I’ll quickly talk about the technology and specs of the snowboard, and then see first hand how it handles around Breckenridge Resort, Colorado. The Man’s Board is a powerful, regular camber, all mountain snowboard. It has an awesome “surfy” feel, is very responsive and stable, and just generally rips all around. While it is definitely geared towards the more aggressive rider I think this board creates an experience almost anyone can enjoy.
In this video I’m going to show you the 3 steps to learning 270’s. 270’s off are stylish trick that ads an extra level of difficulty to your board and lipslides. Practicing 270’S off snow is a safe way to learn the trick and gives you the time and repetition to master the movements.
To get you boards around 270 takes a lot of effort, so the first step is to get your body warmed up, by doing easier tricks like 180’s. For 180’s you use the same twisting a rotating movement as the 270, but at a much easier level. This will get the core muscles you use to twist warmed up and get your mind thinking about the 270. You can also get warmed up by practicing the 270 from the flat ground.
The second step is to get comfortable doing boardslides and lipslides. These position sets up the platform, you do the 270 from. Practice getting into the board or liplside in a balanced position, with your body ready to spin 270.
The third step is to whip the 270 around. I call it a whip because you have to use quick movements, with a lot of momentum. To help you whip around, pick a spot on the ground in front of you to look at, then as you rotate, look your head around and back to that same spot. You also want to use your arms and upper body, to wind up and create the rotation and momentum that gets your board around. Use you core muscles so your board follows your upper body around 270.
To recap, first get yourself warmed up by doing some 180’s, then make sure you have your boardslides and lipslides on point, and finally whip the 270 by looking, creating momentum, and using your core. This is a difficult trick, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t get it on your first try. It took me quite a bit of practice before I was able to get it consistently.
So have fun out there training 270’s, for more learn to train off snow, click on the link to the off snow training playlist. If you want to help support Snowboardprocamp and the production of more video series like this one, click on the link to our Patreon page. Thanks for watching guys and have fun training, and I’ll see ya in the next video!
This is the ultimate smoothie recipe that will give you lots of energy for snowboarding. I usually have a smoothie before I ride and I’ll sometimes bring a second smoothie up the mountain. This smoothie has about 850 Calories and is high in carbs and sugar, which will give you lots of energy to snowboard. You always want to eat before snowboarding, so you don’t have to stop for a big lunch, which can slow you down in the afternoon.
– 5 Bananas (spots tell you the banana is ripe)
– 5 Medjool Dates
– 5 Strawberries (try your favorite berry for taste)
If you gave this smoothie a try it would be awesome to get your feedback!
5 snowboard exercises that will get you ready for your first day of snowboarding. On your first day of riding you’ll be learning a lot of new snowboard skills and using muscles that you may not normally use. These five exercises will get your body ready specifically for those new skills.
The first snowboard exercise to do is squats, which will strengthen your legs, your core, and also challenge your balance. You spend a lot of time in a squat position while snowboarding, especially when your doing heel sliding and heel turns. For good squat technique make sure you keep your knees apart, bend like your sitting in a chair, and keep your head looking up.
The next exercise to prepare you for you first day is bicycles. You’ll spend most of your time on your first day standing up from a seated position in the snow, and training bicycles will strengthen your core and make this a lot easier. While doing the the bicycles make sure you keep your head up and you’re not pulling your neck forward.
The third snowboard exercise is lunges which is another great exercise for strengthening your legs, core and improving your balance. The muscles you use for lunges are the some ones you’ll us when learning to skate and walk up hills. For a proper lunge make sure the knee you bend forward stays over your ankle and doesn’t go passed your toes.
The next exercise is bridges which will build the strength in your hips. You’ll used this forward hip strength when learning to toe slide and turn turn. Having your hips forward keeps you in a balanced body position over your board, with your knees bent and back straight. The key to bridges is to use the front of your thighs to bring you hips into the air.
The final snowboard exercise is push ups, which will prepare you for pushing yourself up off the snow, on your toe edge. For good push up technique try to keep your body in a straight line, with your head looking a bit forward. You can modify push ups to make them easier by keeping your knees on the ground.
Get into a routine of doing these five snowboard exercises before your first day riding and your body will be much more prepared to learn these snowboard skills, plus you’ll be less tired and sore at the end of the day, which will set you up to ride again the next day. Thanks for watching guys, I hope you give these a try, and I’ll see you in the next video!
In this video I’m going to show you how you can train for boardslides and lipslides off the snow. To help me train I’m using a half foam roller. Boardslides and lipslides can be done frontside or backside and on a variety of different features in the park, from fun boxes, to kinked rails. By training these tricks off the snow you’ll learn the movements to get your board on completely sideways and improve your balance to stay on the feature until the end.
The first skill to focus on is the twisting motion, which gets your board on completely sideways. For the twist you turn your upper and lower body in opposite directions. A trick to help you twist is to reach your back hand and back foot away from each other. Or you can reach your front hand and front foot away from each other too. By twisting you not only get your board sideways, but you set yourself up to untwist and ride out straight. Practice twisting on front boardslide, front lipslide, back boardslide and back lipslide.
The second skill to focus on is balance, which will help keep you on the feature until the end. To keep your board level, make sure your body is centered over the feature. The most common mistake people make when trying their first boardslide is leaning too far back and sliding out onto their butt. Practice landing with your board flat, by keeping your knees bent and back fairly straight. You can tell if your landing flat if you don’t see an imprint from your edge on the foam roller. Training off snow will improve your balance without the fear of falling.
By training and repeating these movement you’ll build muscle memory and confidence that’s needed to nail these tricks on the snow. Connect with me on Instagram if you want to share any photos or video of your training progress. Check out the snowboard training playlist for more videos that will help prepare you for the mountain. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.
By training off the snow you’ll have the time and repetition to master the movements and build the strength needed to flex your board for the snowboard butters and presses.
For off season training, I’m using a half foam roller, and my snowboard has a medium flex with a rating of 4.
To get started do a quick warm up to get your legs and body moving. Notice how I’m bouncing back and forth and alternating my weight over my boards nose and tail.
The benefit of off season training is being able to master the movements. For snowboard butters and presses the most important movement, is the ability to move your wait around your board. For the tail press, move your weight over the tail of your board by bending your back leg, moving your hips over your tail, and keeping tension on your front leg to flex your board. For the nose press bend your front leg, move your hips over your nose, and keep tension on your back leg to flex your board.
By repeating these movement you’ll build the strength, that you need to pull off these trick on the snow. When I first starter training snowboard butters and presses off snow, I did find it hard to get deep into press and to practice for very long. But each time I practice it became easier to press my board and I was able to train longer.
Off season training will pay off when it comes time to take you presses to the snow. You’ll be able to get deeper into press and hold your butters for longer.
If you’ve done some off season training, it would be awesome to see your progression. Connect on with me on Instagram and use the hashtag snowboard training to share your photos and videos. It would also be cool to get some feedback any ideas for training videos you want to see made next. Check out more training and tutorial videos by clicking the link in the corner. Have fun out there training! And I’ll talk to ya later.
Off season snowboard training tips for doing 5050 on a rail. Confidence is a big part of hitting your first rails in the park. By practice off the snow you’ll get an idea of what feels like to get on a rail, and you’ll have the time and repetition to master the movements. This will all build your confidence and prepare you for rails on the snow.
For off snowboard training I’m using a half foam roller, which is 3 inches tall, 36 inches long and made of dense foam.
The first thing you’ll learn when practicing on the roller, is how to commit to getting on. You’ll learn how far away to set your board up from the roller. Also, how much to jump to get your board on, without coming up short or going over. You’ll also learn how you can use your edges to catch the roller and rock your board on flat.
By practicing off the snow you can get used to doing 5050 both frontside and backside. Backside 5050 are sometimes neglected on the snow because it’s harder to jump on the rail with it behind you. But off snow you can get used to the feeling and build your confidence for the park.
Next, you can challenge your balance on the roller, by seeing how long you can stay on. Use toe and heel pressure to adjust your weight and keep yourself on the roller. A balanced body position is to have you knees bend, back straight and hands over your boards nose and tail.
The best part of off snow training is the repetition. On snow you may only have one or two tries to hit a rail, where as off snow you can hit it as many times as you want. The repetition will build your muscle memory so you’ll know what it feels like when you get to park.
The repetition will also help you to build the strength in your legs for jumping on, and the strength in the your core for keeping yourself balanced.
I hope you guys get the chance to do some off season snowboard training and give this a try and start training for rails. The next video planned for the off season training series will cover training for presses and butter. If you have any requests for training videos let me know down in the comment. Also if you get the chance check out our new Patreon page where there some cool perks if you can help support the channel. Thanks for watching guys! Have fun out there training. and I’ll Talk to ya later.
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Over the past four years you guys have helped Snowboardprocamp grow into a pretty awesome resource and community for snowboarders! In the upcoming year I plan to expand the channel and deliver even more content to you guys. This summer I’ll be working on a new video series covering off season training. I’ll also be spending some time on glaciers to film more trick, freeride, and beginner videos. This coming winter I plan on hitting up some new resorts and get more riders, filmers and even some of you involved in the videos. The biggest goal of this channel is to make snowboarding accessible to everyone and to put out the knowledge so you can take your riding to the next level. But I need your help. To make better videos and to achieve all the goals for this channel, I need more resources. That’s why I need you to head over to www.patreon.com/snowboardprocamp to support this channel on Patreon. By becoming a supporter on Patreon you’ll get exclusive early access to content, a more direct way to connect with me and get your questions answered, plus other exclusive offers to say thank you. So far I think we’ve created a pretty amazing channel, I’m really excited to see how we can take it to the next level with you support on Patreon! Thanks for watching as always, and I’ll see you in the next video!