3 Beginner Snowboard Tips – First Day Snowboarding

3 Beginner Snowboard Tips – First Day Snowboarding

In this video I’ve got three beginner snowboard tips to prepare you for your first day of riding. These tips are going to set up up to make the most of your first day and help you to avoid some common first day problems.
The first tip is to figure out if you’re a regular or goofy rider. Regular means going down the hill with your left foot first, and goofy means going down the hill with your right foot first. It’s also the foot you’ll keep strapped into your board while skating and getting off the chairlift. This is important to know a head of time so you can properly setup your snowboard stance. Or if you’re renting a board that you get the proper setup from the rental shop. There are few ways you can figure out which one is your front foot. You can slide across the snow, or across your kitchen floor, it’s the foot you would kick something with, or get a friend to push you from behind and see which foot your put out first.
The second beginner snowboard tip is to get into an exercise routine. On your first day snowboarding you spend a lot of time sitting in the snow trying to stand up. Squats, push ups and sit ups are three basic exercises which can really help make this easier. Push ups will definitely help for standing up on your toe edge. And sit ups and squats will help for standing up on your heel edge. An exercise routine will also help you to recover faster after your first day and enable you to do multiple days of snowboarding. This is where you can build off what you learned the previous day and really progress your riding.
The final beginner snowboard tip is to make a gear list of everything you need for the mountain. There are so many different pieces of equipment from what your wearing, to the snowboard equipment and safety gear. Whether you’re getting your gear brand new, borrowing from a friend, or renting for the day, you really need every piece. Talk to friends or someone from a local snowboard shop to make sure you have everything you need. If you get to the mountain and you find out you’ve still forgotten something, the lost and found is a great place to borrow something from.
I hope these three tips will help prepare you for your first day riding. Check out the beginner snowboard playlist for more tips. If you still have question you can leave them in the comment section. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see ya in the next video!

Ground Snowboard Trick – How To Tail Tap Revert

Ground Snowboard Trick – How To Tail Tap Revert

In this video I want to give you guys some tips on how to do my favorite ground snowboard trick, the tail tap revert. This is a fun ground snowboard trick because there are so many things you can tap as you ride the slopes. For this video we’re tapping a piece of bamboo that we grabbed off the lifties.
Let’s start by breaking down each step of the tail tap revert. So, I’m riding in with pressure on my toe edge, this will give me a solid base to pop from. As I pop into the air I do a small front side shifty to get the tap. At the same time I’m setting up the revert, by turning my upper body backwards, then twisting a back 180, landing with pressure on my heel edge.
You can see that there are actually two separate ground snowboard tricks working together in the tail tap revert, the front shifty, and twisting back 180.
To make learning this trick easy, let’s break it down into two parts the front shifty and back 180.
For a front shifty twist your body in the air by turning your upper body back, as you turn your lower body and board forward. By twisting in the air like this you can get your board completely sideways, then untwist for the landing. Doing a solid front shifty is key for getting the tap.
For the back 180 pop clean into the air off your toes, turning you upper body backwards, then twisting your lower body and snowboard to get the 180 around. This twisting 180 is exact same motion you’ll use to complete the revert off the tap. Tapping will actually rebound your board and help you snap the 180 around quickly.
Once you’re confident with the front shifty and twisting back 180 you can combine them to get the tap and revert out.
The most common mistake I have when trying this ground snowboard trick is going for the tap too late. You can see in this clip that I pop into the air a bit too late and miss the tap. Now I know that on the next attempt I need to pop a bit earlier.
So that’s the tail tap revert, I hope you guys enjoy this ground snowboard trick as much as I do. If you have any questions or if you have any tips for this trick you can leave them in the comment section. If you found this video helpful remember to like, share and subscribe and check out the Trick playlist, for more trick videos!