Toe Slide Snowboarding Tutorial

How to Toe Slide – Beginner Snowboard Tutorial Video

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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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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