Off Season Snowboard Training

Off Season Snowboard Training – Gear & Tricks

Off Season Snowboard Training – Gear & Tricks

Tips for off season snowboard training, and the equipment that can help you train for boxes and rails. Off season snowboard training is a great way to keep yourself thinking about snowboarding and to continue to improve your skills for tricks all year round.
A great tool for off season snowboard training for boxes and rails is a half foam roller. I got this one at a fitness store for $25 and it’s been a lot of fun to training with. It’s about 3 inches thick, so its high enough to get my board completely off the ground. It’s made of fairly dense foam, so it won’t get damaged when my boards lands on it. Plus because it’s foam there’s a bit of give to it, so my boards doesn’t getting damaged either.
I’m also training outside at the beach so I’ve also got two yoga mats to protect my board from the ground.
There are three skills you can greatly improve by training on the foam roller. The first is your balance. You can learn how to commit and center your weight over the foam, without the fear of sliding out onto your butt. The second is you can learn the movements for different tricks. You can experiment with new tricks, and commit yourself to trying the movements even though you may not be ready to do in the park yet. The third skill you can improve is your strength and fitness. Snowboard training on the foam roller will challenge your fitness and the repetition can improve the strength that’s needed for certain tricks. I’ve notice that each time I’ve practice on the roller my balance and strength are improving and I’m really getting comfortable with the movements of new tricks like the back lipslide.
So, if you want to do off season snowboard training and improve your skills for boxes and rails, I recommend picking up a half foam roller. Then find a good open area and work on the tricks you want try the next time you ride. Stay tuned and I’ll be putting out more training videos on the foam roller for 5050’s, nose and tail presses, boardslides, lipslides, and spins on & off.
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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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  1. Hello Kevin today was my first day of spring skiing and because of your video on how to go down mogels I went down my first black diamond. I got so into diamonds I went down another that felt more like a double diamond.

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