How to Skate on a Snowboard

How to Skate on a Snowboard – Tutorial Video

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.

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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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