standing up

January 29, 2009

When you find yourself on the ground (which will be often), and are having trouble standing up, check these videos out.

How to stand (Heel side) | Expert Village
How to stand (Toe side) | Expert Village


carving (in snow, not a pumpkin)

January 27, 2009

Since i’ve gone over most of what a beginner would need to know, here comes the intermediate stuff. (Don’t attempt to carve until you are comfortable with both your heel side and toe side turns.)

What is carving you ask? Watch this video from expert village if you’d like an idea of what it looks like, then click this link (compliments of eHow) to get more detailed instructions.

Personal tip: Make sure there is a point between turns where your board is flat. Don’t attempt to switch instantly from heel side to toe side or vice versa.

the silent menace: the chair lift

January 23, 2009

Ahh, most beginner snowboarders will at some point utter these words “i cant get off the lift!” Well here is a quick video to help with getting on and off a chair lift without looking like the fool.

Getting Into Lift Chair in Snowboarding | eHow

Personal tip: Get a stomp pad! One with a lot of grip to it preferably. It will help a lot with beginners.

how to fall while snowboarding

January 23, 2009

Everyone falls. Simple as that. The trick is not getting injured. So do us all a favor and watch the below video on the dangers of improper fall technique.

How to Fall on a Snowboard | Expert Village Videos

Personal tip: Use wrist guards! Wrist injuries are the most common injury to snowboarders.