Off Season Snowboard Training

Off Season Snowboard Training – 5050 a Rail

Off Season Snowboard Training – 5050 a Rail

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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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!

One thought on “Off Season Snowboard Training – 5050 a Rail”

  1. Hi Kevin, I’m from Brazil and start whach your videos on youtube to learn the beginner tips. I would like to thank you for many videos that helped me a lot to increase my riding. Now I’m addicted to this sport and every year I visit a place on winter to practice.
    This off season videos are realy good and I will try here at my home.
    Once again thank you and I wish very sucess to you.

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