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Snowboard – Basic Elements Techniques

Do not start riding snowboards without proper training and adequate equipment, a snowboarding helmet should be at the top of that list.

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Before you begin it all, you need to have complete knowledge about the ride snowboard terrain and technique that is aligned with your snowboard experience and level of technical knowledge.

At the beginning, to look at the difference between skiing and snowboarding. Not at all like that … In contact with skiing trail accrue over both feet placed on two skis and directed forward. In snowboarding, both feet are placed to the side and one on the surface – panel.

Then, in your ski bindings are set to be under great pressure to open and release the shoes (for fall). In snowboard boots are not getting the bindings and therefore are softer unlike ski shoes that are more rigid.

Skiers also used sticks to shove (as in the Nordic country), to maintain balance and help with the turnaround (as in slalom and giant slalom), while snowboarders rods generally not used. Balance and change of direction performed by changing the weight-gravity.

Here are a few main types of snowboarding:

Free ride

It’s a ride for beginners, only slightly lower down the track, a light turns relying on the ground. Snowboarder learns to feel the position of the body-surfing and other major fundamental elements of snowboarding: maintaining balance transfer balance (shifting the center of gravity) heel / toe, stop, swing and kicking.


Snowboarding Tricks – in the air and on the ground are the subject of this work. Because of them, freestyle snowboarders use on a wide variety types of boards – as well as their counterparts in aerial skiing. Freestyle often use a board with two peaks, ie with identical top of the tail, and all for easier reversing and successful landing.

Competition Snowboard

Competitors like the speed and feel the wind on my face. To achieve longer and straighter used snowboards. This type of snowboarding is the closest alpine skiing.

Three basic beginner snowboard techniques are:

  • Swing to the left and to the right (heel to toe)
  • Stopping and
  • Secure falling

Snowboard turns

Turns into a snowboard are performed in two ways: on the side of the fingers (the tops of shoes), and on the side of the heel. What follows applies to those who ride snowboard with the left foot forward. If you are a driver with the right foot forward or “goofy-foot”, please look the techniques that follow.

Side turn the tip (finger)

Lean slightly forward, raise your heels, rotate the shoulders slightly to the right. When coming out of a turn correct body and straightened her shoulders forward. As you’re on skis, your knees should remain slightly bent, flexible amortizing uneven terrain.

Side turn to the feet

Lean slightly forward, rotate your shoulders to the left and lift the top. Like when you’re done with your fingers turn to when coming out of turns, correct your body and your shoulders; Snowboard edges should cut snowy surface, but slowly glide forward.


As with swing (yaw), stopping can be performed lateral twisting of the fingers or the heel.

Stopping the lateral shift peak

This stop is performed so as lean slightly forward, as you do on the turn when you turn the shoulders to the right and slightly tilted forward. You will continue to rotate until the board is not set perpendicular to the slope, and you slowly straighten out the position tilted forward. Slide on side and stop.

You’ll know that you’ve gone too far to turn to if the tail boards too rotated and the body starts to tilt backwards. (or even begin to slowly fall on the back foot)

Side stopping twist heel

Stopping the lateral shift heel is very similar to the lateral shift. Rotate the shoulders to the left, tilting the body slightly backwards, lifting the top. When your board is in upright position on the hillside, correct body and slide aside.

Safe falls 

Falls often happens, so that your ability to fall without injury, one of basic snowboard technique you need a very early adopt.

When you fall down, you’ll still want to make a turn, which is impossible, because you will hit the snow with more body parts at the same time. Skiing injuries are sprains and fractures of the joints, fractures to the forearm and collarbone, all as a result of clumsy attempts to save you from falling and land on your hands. Relieve these painful snowboard habits and practice “soft” – safe downs, because when you do it really should be, instincts will save you and the soft down on the snow.

Put arm in the elbow joint, slightly rotating the forearm and palm open so your little finger is directed outward from the body. The lower edge of the forearm, / and not the upper side /, will make contact with the snow. Any kind of dance postures which mimics the rolling is of great help, such as Aikido or Judo fall.

Before you’re going to fall, bring your body to a lower position by bending your knees, so scroll down and focus. If you fall back, fall toward the bottom, so you first snow touches the rear end of the body. If you fall backwards, holding the head protection is stiff in the middle of a new space in which your body is found.

The most common crash at the transition between all snowboard heel turns and turns the tops of shoes. Normally take place is that, when making a turn fingertips, you fall forward. If soon attach the top of the substrate edge boards, Zaric and fall forward. This decline can be avoided when the edge of the board begins to be buried in the snow, while gently lifting the toe up.

In the back you will fall most often when going into a turn heels, and when prematurely Žarijų edge boards at his heels. To avoid the need to drop slightly raised heel upwards.

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