Your initial steps to successful snowboarding start with safety and learning the basic skills of feet binding, posture, balance, control, acceleration, turning and stopping. Once you are through these steps it is possible to get into real-time action. You will need the following during your basic training period.
- A snowboard with necessary attachments
- A qualified trainer
- Safety gears and protective dress
- Suitable location for training and practicing
- First Aid kit and painkiller spray
#1. Snowboard Selection
Beginners’ snowboard should preferably have the design for stability, hybrid-camber profile, soft-flex, true-twin shape, and extruded-base. The width of the board should accommodate a fixed stomp pad with safe and comfortable straps. The distance between them should be preferably of your shoulder width.
#2. Qualified Trainer
A qualified trainer from a licensed snowboard school will be able to teach you the basics of safety and snowboarding techniques. You can learn how to utilize the gravity and the slope of the mountains to your benefits. You gain expertise in perfecting the posture, shifting the center of gravity and the art of staying centered on the board.
#3. Safety Gear Selection
Safety gears include comfortable fitting snow overall, jacket, snowboarding boots and socks, gloves, goggles and thermal inner wear.
Advanced Snowboarding Tips
When you wish to go for advanced snowboarding, it is time to start working on your muscles and athletic bodybuilding. You need to flex and bend your body like a gymnast for mastering the turns, side slipping, edging, half pipes and others. You could also practice horizontal jumps over the snow dunes and obstacles.
So, Your training curve on the snowboard can be smooth and simple but it is never easy. Sometimes you may need to spend hours on end with patience and persistence to master simple sloping and accelerating techniques. Eventually, you can go to become an expert snowboarding professional.