How to Fall on a Snowboard – Tutorial Video
Tip on how to fall on a snowboard tutorial video. Falling is something that’s going to happen when you’re learning to ride, or if you’re learning new tricks. The key is to have a few techniques that will help you fall in the safest way. So there are two common ways to fall, the first is catching your toe edge and fall forward, possibly hurting your wrists. The second is catching your heels and falling backwards, where you could hurt your tailbone.
A good way to protect yourself when falling forward is to get your elbows in with your hands in a fist and fall onto your forearms. This is going to take the impact away way from your wrist and spread it across your forearms and body. You can see that as I’m going down for this fall, my first reaction is to put my hands out, but I quickly bring it into my forearms.
For falling backwards you want to take the impact away from just your tailbone. So as I’m going down for this fall, you can see that I am going butt first, but I immediate get my back to the snow to spread out the impact. By going with the fall, I’ll also avoid whipping my head back to the snow.
Your snowboard can become and obstacle when you’re falling, so a good idea is to lift your board into the air, so you can slide out the fall smoothly on your back.
If you’re falling into powder you’re likely to fall forward over your nose, and the best way to get out of this is to actually go with the fall and somersault out of it, then you can just ride away.
There will be times where you don’t have control over your fall, and that when your safety gear is going to save you like your helmet, wrist guard or crash pants.
When you’re out there riding your want to be progressing your riding with small steps where you have the greatest chance of succeeding with the smallest chance of falling. If you do happened to fall you have these tools to help keep you safe. So thanks for watching guys! If you found this video helpful, remember to like, share and subscribe. Check out the beginner snowboard playlist for more beginner tips. and I’ll see ya in the next video.
How to Ride the T-Bar – Beginner Snowboard Tutorial
In this video I’ve got some beginner snowboard tips for riding the t-bar. The t-bar can be intimidating at first, because it’s tough to prepare for and you’ve got a line of people watching you. To make sure you’re successful on your first t-bar attempt I’ll break down each step of riding the t-bar, show you the one trick that will help you prepare for it and I’ll give you a list of common mistakes that you want to avoid to stay safe.
To start, skate up to the loading area. Get ready with your board pointed up hill and look for the t-bar to come. The lifty will grab the t-bar and guide it to you, either behind your front leg or if you prefer behind you back leg. Grab the t-bar firmly and place your back foot on the center of your board. Put a bit more weight on your back foot to counter the t-bar pulling you forward.
As you ride the t-bar hold on firmly with both hands. Keep your back straight and your knees bent, with a bit more over your weight over your back foot. Watch the terrain ahead of you for uneven areas or dips in the snow that can throw off your balance. Keep your back foot on the center of you board, pushed against your back binding. The steeper the hill gets the more you’ll have to lean your weight back to counter.
As you reach the end get ready to slide the t-bar away from you and let go. Guide the t-bar to where it needs to go, then turn your board and skate away.
The trick to being successful on your first t-bar attempt is to prepare by practice your one footed riding . Find an area to practice that’s fairly flat and not too busy. Practice riding straight with your back foot in the center of your board and your weight balanced. This is the same position you’ll be in on the t-bar. Turn your board from left to right by applying more pressure to your toe or heel edge. Drag your toe or heel in the snow to come to a stop. You’ll be ready for the t-bar when you’re confident with these one footed skills.
How to Snowboard Turn on Flat & Narrow Runs
Tips for turning a snowboard on flat and narrow runs. Flat and narrow runs can be a challenge, because there’s not much room to turn, you need to keep your speed up to get across them and they can busy with other riders passing you. Try and avoid these runs if you’re a beginner snowboarder, but if you ready to try them I’ve got a few tips to help you ride these runs successfully.
The first tip is to make long and narrow turns. These turns will keep you alternating from your heel edge to your toe edge. It’s much easier to stay balanced on an edge than it is to ride with your board flat. You also have more control over the direction that your board is going. If you ride with your board flat then you have less control and balance, and you could catch an edge. These long and narrow turns will also keep your speed up for getting across the flat parts of the run.
The second tip is if you pick up to much speed, slow yourself down by turning to your heel edge. There’s not a lot of room on narrow run to control your speed. You can control some speed with your long turns, but if you feel yourself picking up to much speed, quickly turn to your heel edge and slow yourself down. I prefer turning to the heels because you can see any obstacles or people that may be in the way. You could also turn to your toe edge if you prefer.
The third tip is to ride with a balanced body position. As you ride make sure your knees are slightly bend, your back is straight and your hands are over your snowboards nose and tail. This balanced body position will keep your weight centered when turning from edge to edge. It will also keep your weight centered for when you turn to control your speed. If your weight is unbalanced or your body gets twisted then you could catch an edge.
One bonus tips is just be aware of other riders on the run. Take your time, make your turns predictable and you’ll avoid the other riders. As always leave your questions and comments below. Check out the beginner snowboard playlist for more beginner tips. Shout out to Recess Skate & Snow for hooking me up with some sick gear! Check out the links below to their Facebook, Instagram and online store. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video!
Beginner Snowboard Turns – Tutorial Video
In this beginner tutorial video I’ll show you how to do beginner snowboard turns. Turning controls your speed, and uses both edges of your snowboard. Before trying to turn be sure you have watched the previous videos in this series. They will give you the skills you need to turn your snowboard successfully. First try turning your snowboard on a very easy beginner slope. You can even get a friend to give you a hand for the first few turns.
There are three parts to beginner snowboard turns. The first part is letting your board go straight and flat down the hill, the second is turning your body in the direction you want your board to turn. The third is pressuring the edge of your snowboard to complete the turn and control your speed.
First let’s try a turn from your toe edge to heel edge. Let your snowboard go straight and flat down the slope. To do this put a bit more weight on your front foot and point and look straight down the hill.
Now that your boards going straight it’s time to turn your board onto the heel edge. To do this, turn and face your body to the bottom of the hill, your snowboard will follow the way your body turns.
As you turn your body pressure your heels to get your snowboard onto the heel edge. Slow yourself down on your heels and get ready for the next turn.
Now let’s try a beginner snowboard turn from your heels onto your toes.Let your snowboard go straight again by putting more weight on your front foot and pointing you hand and looking straight down the hill. Turn your body to face the top of the slope, your snowboard will follow the way your body turns. As you turn your body pressure you toes to get your board onto the toe edge and control your speed to set yourself up for the next turn.
Practice beginner snowboard turns with focus on the three parts that complete the turn, letting you board go straight, turning your body and pressuring your new edge. If you still have trouble turning try going back and practice sliding on your edges. Snowboarding is about having fun, so learn at a pace you are comfortable with.
How to Toe Slide – Beginner Snowboard Tutorial Video
In this beginner series video I’ll show you how to toe slide on the edge of your snowboard. The toe slide allows you to control your speed and stop on your snowboard. It also allows you to travel from one side of the run to the other. Once you’ve mastered your toe slide you’ll be ready learn how to turn on your snowboard.
You want to start by finding an easy slope to practice on. For your first try you can even get someone to give you a hand for balance. To start your toe slide bend your knees forward towards the snow and lift your heel edge. The more you lift your heels away from the snow the slower you will go. You want to find that spot where you can lift your heels and toe slide smoothly.
While sliding keep your knees bent with your back straight, and head up. This will keep your weight in the center of the snowboard.
To slide from side to side simply look in the direction you want to go. Turning your head will cause your body to turn slightly, and angle your snowboard in the direction you are looking. To change directions, simply look the opposite way and your body will turn and angle your snowboard in that direction. By looking to the side you will also be able to see any obstacles that may be in your way. To stop your board from sliding side to side, simply look and face your body to the top of the slope.
Practice toe sliding until your comfortable controlling your speed and travelling back and forth across the hill. In the next beginner series video I’ll show you how to do single turns on the hill.
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How to Heel Slide – Beginner Snowboard Tutorial Video
In this beginner series video I’ll show you how to heel slide on your snowboard. The heel slide is the first thing to practice with both feet strapped into your snowboard. Heel Sliding allows you to control your speed on the slope. It also allows you to travel from one side of the run to the other. Before trying to heel slide make sure you’ve watched the videos on how to skate and how to get off a chairlift.
To start your snowboard sliding lift your toe edge up away from the snow. The closer your edge to the snow the faster you will slide, the more you lift your toes the slower you will go. You want to find that spot where you can lift your toes and slide smoothly.
While sliding keep your knees and hips bent with your back straight, and head up. This will keep your weight in the center of the snowboard.
Keep your hands at your side and shoulders facing the bottom of the slope, this will keep your snowboard sliding straight.
Slide to the left by point your left hand down and to the left, putting a little more weight on your left foot. To change directions start pointing to the right, and put a little more weight on your right foot. To slide straight put equal weight on each foot, and square your shoulders to the bottom of the slope.
Practice heel slide until your comfortable controlling your speed and travelling back and forth across the hill. In the next beginner series video I’ll l show you how to slide on your toes, which is the final step before turning on your snowboard.
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How to Get Off the Chairlift – Snowboard Tutorial Video
This video will give you some tips for getting off a chairlift on your snowboard. Getting off a Chairlift for the first time can be a challenge, but if you do a few things on your snowboard to prepare, the chairlift can be easy. You have to ride the chairlift with only one foot strapped into your snowboard. So before you get on the chairlift you can practice your one foot snowboarding down a short hill.
The first step is to find a hill to practice your one foot snowboarding. You want a very short, gentle slope that flattens out at the bottom.
With one foot strapped in turn and point your snowboard downhill. Next place your free foot in the center of your board against your back binding. Pushing your foot against your binding will keep your foot from sliding off the snowboard.
As your snowboard begins to move keep yourself balanced with your knees bent, back straight and head looking where you want to go.
Your hands should be over the nose and tail of your snowboard. This will keep your board pointed in a straight line.
Once you’ve reach the bottom of the slope, stop yourself by placing your free foot halfway off the board, and drag your toe in the snow.
Practices riding with one foot until you have it dialed, and then you’ll be ready for the chairlift. Standing up with your free foot against your binding, knees bend, back straight, hands over your snowboard, dragging your toe in the snow to come to a stop.
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How to Skate on a Snowboard – Tutorial Video
Tips on how to skate on a snowboard. Skating is the first thing you want to learn how to do on your snowboard. It gets you to and from the chairlift and around the any flat areas at the mountain.
To Skate strap your front foot into your snowboard, and push you snowboard along with your free foot. Start by skating with your free foot behind your snowboard. As you skate keep most of your weight on your free foot, this will keep your snowboard from sliding away from you. You can also dig your heel edge in a bit, to help stop your snowboard from sliding away.
You can also skate with your free foot in front of your snowboard. Again keep most of your weight on your free foot this time digging your toe edge a bit. It’s your preference whether skate with your free foot in front or behind your snowboard.
You can also walk your snowboard up hills. First place your snowboard across the hill. Start with your free foot in front of your snowboard. Walk up the hill lifting your board and digging your toe edge into the snow to hold you board in place.
Practice learning how to skate on a snowboard until you get the hang of it and let us know how it goes. Check out the next video in the beginner series, which will prepare you for the chairlift. Leave any questions about this video in the comment box below, and subscribe to Snowboardprocamp to check out upcoming learn how to snowboard videos.