How To Heel Slide Snowboard Tutorial

How to Heel Slide – Beginner Snowboard Tutorial Video

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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Kevin Pearce

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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