Learning how to snowboard isn’t the easiest task. Being able to pull off sick tricks like the pro snowboarders do may seem impossible at first, however with the tips I’m about to give you, you’ll be amazed by the things you can pull off yourself.
Follow the snowboarding beginner tips instructed below, and I guarantee you a great snowboard experience!
Goofy or regular
Many people don’t know what goofy or regular means within snowboarding. This makes learning the basics harder to many, and might lead to frustration. Goofy and regular is the direction your lead foot is facing. Right foot forward is goofy. Left foot forward is regular.
When you have figured out which foot you like to use as your lead foot, you should adjust the placements of your bindings so that your leading foot is turned 20-30 degrees forward. This will make it easier for you to control your board.
The picture to the right explains this perfectly. As you can see, your leading foot should be turned 20-30 degrees forward. If you want information in further detail about this you can click here!
Fastening the bindings
Fastening the bindings might seem like a very obvious tip, but it has a really big impact on your snowboarding experience. Make sure your boots are perfectly in place on the bindings. Then fasten them as good as you can. With well fasten bindings, your board will be a lot easier to control.
Like any other sport, snowboarding takes physical effort, strength and stamina. If you are fit and strong, snowboarding will
obviously be easier. When you ride, the main muscles you use are your legs. It is normal to bend your legs, as it provides better balance. If you have strong legs, your muscular endurance will be better.
Of course this is just a tip. You might snowboard just as good, no matter what your size or strength is, but training your legs and staying fit will benefit you a lot.
I have a different post covering muscular endurance + strength while snowboarding. Click here to check it out.
Your clothing actually matters a lot. When you are going to the top of a mountain in the middle of the winter, it is important to have warm and safe clothing. Girls, this means that there is no time for fashion! You have to wear something that suits the environment. If you fall, something that will happen, you need clothes that will protect you to some point. Therefore snowboard clothing is essential.
Make sure all of your clothes are waterproof. This goes especially for your pants. It is typical for snowboarders to sit down a lot. Normally when you fasten your bindings. That is where the waterproof pants comes in handy. Also if it is rainy, or foggy, you’ll have the advantage of staying dry.
I would also recommend finding pants that are specifically designed for snowboarding. These pants usually have extra padding on the knees and butt. This will keep you from getting hurt whenever you are to fall. All snowboard clothes are also designed to be baggy. This will give you better flexibility which is essential for learning.
Clothing that you should stay away from is cotton as it absorbs and retains moisture. This will only make you cold.
For you to enjoy your day in the slopes, clothing is a top priority!.
Just like anything you want to master, snowboarding also takes practice. It takes time and effort. You’ll have to spend at least a couple of days in the slopes practicing before you get it completely. What keeps the majority of snowboarders from learning is commitment. You need to be committed, but in a sport like snowboarding this should not be a difficult task.
If you’re having trouble learning the basics and could need some help. Then I would recommend hiring a snowboard instructor. In every resort there should be plenty of them. They will help you with anything, and guide you well. By spending just an hour with an instructor, you will experience a noticable difference in your skill level. I say this by personal experience. One hour is pretty much all you need.
And remember! The more time and effort you put into your training, the better you will get.
If you have any questions on your mind, feel free to leave them below!