Did you know that snowboarding was once called snurfing? It dates back to 1965!
If you’re ready to get started snowboarding, you’ll want to stay safe. While it might seem overwhelming to do, it doesn’t have to be. From safety to becoming a master, you’ll want to check out these snowboarding tips today!
Before learning how to snowboard, sign up for lessons. Check out snowboard rentals in advance since they fill up fast.
Consider whether you’d like a single or group class for learning to snowboard. A friend or family member could teach you as well.
Start small. Have the instructor teach you the basics and how to balance well.
Bend Your Knees
As you learn how to snowboard, bend your knees. Many beginners don’t bend their knees and wind up falling. Bent knees will allow you to absorb bumps along the way. Remember that some falling is common, but this will prevent a large amount.
Figure out how you’ll position your feet. You can choose from goofy or a regular stance.
Have your dominant foot in the back since it’ll do most of the work. It’ll guide rotations, balance, and direction.
The goofy stance has your right foot forward, whereas the regular has your left foot forward. It’s important to figure out which stance is most comfortable for you.
Once you have your snowboarding gear, it’s time to strap in. Begin on a flat snow area and have your snowboard perpendicular to the slope.
Bump the heel edge of the snowboard into the snow a couple of times. This will prevent the board from moving.
You can also sit down with the board in front of you and have your lead foot in the binding. Next, push your heel back.
Tighten the toe and ankle strap. Do this on both feet.
Have the Correct Gear
You don’t want heavy clothes that won’t dry. Look through the clothes that you already have.
You’ll need the following:
- Comfortable layers
- Waterproof pants
- Waterproof jacket
- Thick socks
- Neck gaiter
Avoid moisture-absorbing clothing such as denim and cotton. Choose polyester and nylon instead.
Consider protective gear such as knee pads, wrist guards, helmets, etc. You might injure your tailbone, shin, knee, or wrist without these.
Plan in Advance
Plan your snowboarding trip in advance. Learn the ski resort’s color coding.
These color codes will tell you the level of difficulty. Most resorts use green for easy and orange for terrain parks.
Check out their trail map for more information. Avoid advanced and narrow trails as well as terrain parks.
Snowboarding Tips for Beginners
This guide provides you with an overview of snowboarding tips for beginners. Don’t stop here; keep learning as much as you can!
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