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Snowboard Beginner Course

teacher avatar Krzysiek Dabrowski

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9 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. INTRO

    • 2. Course summary

    • 3. Equipment

    • 4. Stance

    • 5. Introduction exercises

    • 6. Straight run

    • 7. Sideslipping

    • 8. Falling leaf

    • 9. Turns

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Are you going to practice snowboarding this season? This course is to support and speed up your learning curve. You will learn here the basics of snowboarding but it's still recommended that you take a class on the slope.

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1. INTRO: Hi. My name is critic Dombroski and this is the stillbirth. Big intercourse. I'm a full time snowboard instructor living in his book. I teach people not only on the slopes, but I also think this course you will learn the basics of snowboarding. You will learn how to find the right equipment for you. You will learn how to stand on the snowboard and I will show you all the exercises you need to practice in order to do your first turns on snowboard snowboarding. It's a little bit like riding a bike. You will never learn it before you try it. However, it's way more complex than riding a bike. I recommend you that you take a class and learn with professional instructor. This course I made for you is just to give you an idea. What? Snowboarding? Yes, to prepare you mentally before your first day on snow and support and speed up your learning process. So please join me on the snowboard beginner's course 2. Course summary: thescore. First we're going to talk about the equipment, how to find the perfect snowboard boots and bindings and how to set them all up. Then we will dive into the stance. I will teach you what is the right posture on the snowboard that supports balance. After that, I will show you the first exercises on the snowboard that are always performed on the flat part of the slope. Next, we will go to the very gentle slow and you will learn how to perform the very basic straight run. After that, you will learn what sites sleeping and diagram on site flipping is the following video will be very important for your snowboard turns. It introduces this so called gas pedal movement and the exercise you will learn is fully leave. And lastly, I will explain how to connect all these exercises and perform the whole turret on snowboard 3. Equipment: I always say that before you try snowboarding, never buy a snowboard. If you already know that you like snowboarding and that you will be writing at least one week per year, then probably it's a good time to buy your own equipment. And here is how to do that. The first piece of equipment. Are your boots always by your boots first, and then find the right bindings to your boots. And lastly, find the right snowbird to your bindings and boots, the type of equipment you are going to buy defense on the style of riding you prefer and on your abilities. Snowboarding boots. Before you find the perfect ones, you have to fit a few different pairs. What you are looking for is comport, but also the food has to be tight enough so you can steal your board. If you're a beginner, you should look for ourselves boot, which means the food with the highest flexibility. When you go to the snowboard shop, just ask for a few flexible subtitles. When you progress on snowboards, you can go for less flexible equipment. This will help you, for example, to have more control when you rise fast but it will influence positively overall performance. When you go shopping, always try snowboard boots with the socks you're going to take for writing. There are two easy tests you can do. Foot boat off the snowboarding boots on. Close them up properly as you were going writing and now stand out in a standing upright position. You can feel a little bit off pressure on your toes, and it's OK. However, when you bend your knees in that position scored just a little bit. The pressure should be going because the feet inside of boots should move a little bit backwards. So if it feels good right now, it's a good sign. Test number. To do a few steps. Walk around a little bit as you were walking. Normal troops now focus on your heels if they are stable and not moving inside the boots. That's a very good sign. However, if you feel some empty space under your heels or behind your heels, probably the boot is not really perfectly. Now it's time to find the right binding in the still board shop. Ask for bindings that are for the size of your snowboarding boots. Bindings can also be soft and hard and everything in between the flexibility off the binding should be the same as the flexibility off your snowboarding boots. What you can do now is to put your boot inside of finding the less empty space around the boot. The better. Probably you won't find the perfect match. But close to perfect is good enough. Now is the time to find the perfect snowboard for you and again, the flexibility of the snow boards should be very similar to the flexibility of your bindings and your boots. Now, as a beginner, you are going for a soft snowboard. This will help you to learn quicker, have more fun and have less false, because the snowboard won't punish you when you do some minor mistakes. Beginners on hard snowboard would have very bad time because even very small mistakes would result in fault. How to find the right size off the snowboard. The legs off the snowboard depends on how heavy you are, and the with depends on the size of your feet. You can find the right size of the snowboard in the size chart. Just look up for your weight and you will find the corresponding size. There's also very old test, which is, in my opinion still. Bailey, just stand up and take your snowboard if you hold it in front of you and the snowboard is reaching your chin. This means the snowboard has a good life. If you use this method to find a snowboard, snowboard will be just a little bit longer than snowboard found by a side start. So what is the difference between a little bit longer snowboard and little bit shorter? Snowboard Charter Snowbird will be a little bit easier to turn, and longer will be more stable in higher speed. But for the very beginners, I would recommend shorter snowboards. So we have your snowboard, your bindings and boots. Great. Now it's time to buy some protection. Helmets and goggles are always must, first of all, by a helmet. And again, there shouldn't be any empty space between your head and helmet. Now it's time to buy Goebbels. They have to fit your helmet. Well, if you want to minimize the risk of having an injury, you can also buy the back protector. And also, wrist protectors are new protectors. The rest of equipment is just outfits, your snowboard ducats, work ponds and gloves. Just buy whatever he wants, just beer in mind. The more expensive jackets, ponds and class protect better against the wind and water, and they can also have better air circulation system so you don't feel too hot or toward. Snowboarding equipment is very expensive. However, if you want to save some money, there are a few ways to do that. First of all, you confined second hand equipment, and this is the cheapest option. However, in this case, you don't have so many snowboards, bindings, boots to truth from second option is to wait for a sale. They are usually at the end of the winter season. Okay, that's about that. In the next video, we will talk about the snowboard stance. 4. Stance: welcome again. Before I tell you how to stand on the snowboard, what is the correct posture and stance you have to set up your equipment correctly. First of all, you have to find out how far from each other the binding should be very good. Starting point is the length between your shoulders. In my case, it's 54 centimeters and this is the length that should be between the middle points off the bindings. Now I will tell you what angles off the bindings. You should truth. I will go for a symmetric set up both for bindings point outside. First I would try 12 degrees angle on the left and 12 degrees on the right. Here in mind. This is just the starting point. If you don't feel uncomfortable or whatever, you don't have pain, so go for it. Try to write with this set up. However, if you feel there is something wrong, try bigger angle or smaller angle. Okay, let's say your bindings are already attached to the snowboard. Go find some completely flat part of the slope and you can stop in. So what is the correct posture on the snowboard? Generally speaking, it's relaxed and centered. You have to stay upright, never bent forward. Relax your hands. Don't twist left or right. Your hips also should not be twisted. Left or right, they should be in a natural position. One of the most important things are your knees. Bend your knees. You always right with the knees. Bend it. Imagine the scale from 0 to 10 zero means squat. Your knees are completely banded. And 10 they are straight. We want to be somewhere around five bendy early. So you are around in the middle of the scale. 5. Introduction exercises: Finally, today is the day. Today you go snowboarding for the first time, a scythe first video. I always recommend that you should go with the instructor. In this particular video, you will see what you will do during first hour on snowboard with the instructor. First of all, you will do a warm up. After that, you will learn a little bit about equipment, and after death, destructor of you will have to find out which leg is your leading leg. Whether you're goopy or regular, regular means that you're leaving legs, your left leg and goofy the opposite the right leg. If you're skateboarding, for example, or surfing, you already know. But if you want to find out on your own, here is have to do that. That's number one. Just imagine that you want to kick a ball. The leg you put still in the ground should be your leading leg on snowboards. It's not like you kick with test number two. You will need somebody to help you stand up and close your eyes. The person you ask for help should push you a little bit from behind, so you're forced to make a step. The leg you subconsciously truths to make this step through your leading leg on snowboard. At this point, you're familiar with your equipment. You know how to stand on a snowboard. You know, if you are goofy or regular and you are warmed up, you're ready to do some exercises. First of all, you have to get used to the feeling off being attached to the snowboard. So put your front leg into dividing. Move your heel backwards as much as possible. So there is no empty space between your hell and the high brick. Always close the big struck first. Close it tightly and then close the small one. You could do it. Standing or sitting doesn't matter. If you are sitting, stand up and try to lift your front leg with your snowboard. Try to live the whole surface of the snowboard over the ground just using your front leg. Lift up and put it down. Lift your leg and stumbled again, and now try to rotate 360 degrees just standing on one leg. Now put this number flat on the ground and put your free leg behind the huge. Try to scoot around with your snow more like this. Just go straight ahead for a few meters. Turn around and come back. Don't look down. Don't look at your snowboard at your legs. Just look where you're going to. And now do something similar to what you would do on the skateboard. Push with your free leg off the ground and start slowly sliding when you are sliding. Put your pre leg in between your bindings close to the binding on the back so your leg is touching. Actually finding OK, great. Lets go now on a gentle slope. Now you will learn how to walk up the hill with one leg attached to the snowboard. Now we have to put your free leg on the other side of the snowboard next to the fromage. Dig your front edge into the snow so you have little platform and try to make a step. Go up for a few meters squat turned around and sit down. Now we will learn how to write straight on the snowboard with just one leg attached to defining. For this exercise, you will need help with constructive 6. Straight run: way, you will learn how to write straight on the snowboard with just one leg attached to the binding. For this exercise, you will need help. Instructor, this exercise requires very, very gentle slope that ends on the flat ground. So when you're riding straight, you will end up on the flat ground. This will help you to stop by yourself without necessity to break. Instructor will help you to stand up and turn around 90 degrees. So you're in the right position and he will be holding you so we can put your free leg on the snowboard when you are in good position and you already the structure will let you go. The only have to do is just relax and look ahead. It would repeat this exercise two or three times defense how it goes and then try very similar exercised. But this time with two legs touched 7. Sideslipping: sleeping is just sliding down on your village or your toe edge. First, you have to learn how to slide down straight ahead in a straight line. Then you will learn how to slide to the right and to the left, and you have to learn how to do that on both edges. Let's start from the huge you will be facing down the slope from sitting position. Try to stand up and find already your balance on your heels. Don't look down at your snowboard. Just look ahead in a straight line. You have to be the centered position and don't bend your upper body ideal. You have somebody to help you with this exercise. Notice that when your toes are very high over to snow, you slide very, very slowly and you can even stop. When you put your toes dumb, close to the snow, you go faster and faster. Be careful with going too far with your toast, because then you can catch the edge and fall over sites living on the college. It's a little bit trickier because now you have to go backwards. Everything is basically very similar to sites living on a huge but Now we have to look up here all the time. Don't look behind. Just fix your view on some point on the tourism. If you mustered site sleeping in straight line now it's very easy to side slip to the right or to the left. If you want to cite, sleep diagonally to the right. All you have to do is move your center over your right leg. Don't precisely left. Move your center to the left. The key is to look always at your destination. Usually your snowboard right where you're looking at. 8. Falling leaf: following me is very nice exercise. It introduces steering. The steering movement is so called gas pedal. It's a movement off your food that reminds pressing Augusta in car. However, this applies on Lee when you make a turn from heels to toast. When you do the other turn, their movement opposite to the gas pedal applies. Let's say you are regular and your left leg is your leading leg and you are sites living straight down on your heels. Switch to cite slipping to the left. Now is the time to use your gas pedal when you press your left gas pedal during site sleeping left, your boards will start to turn a little bit. I don't want you to do the full turn during your first trial. Just press your left hospital little bit and stop and come back to side, slipping to the left and then press again. Rotate a little bit and stuff. Go back to send sleeping left. Try this a few times, and each time you press gas pedals, keep it longer so you rotate a little bit more and you get used to the feeling so this is so called fully leave exercise So if you are goofy, you will be sites sleeping on the heels to the right, and you will be using your right gas pedal when you want to do the falling leaves. Exercise sliding on the toes. You should use the movement opposites to the gas pedal, so remember pressing here's and lifting toes. 9. Turns: What theme? Most exciting part at this point, you know everything. You know, all the elements necessary to make it turn. All you have to do is just connect them and commit yourself to do the whole herd. If you're regular, you start off site sleeping on the heels side. Sleep straight ahead, then sites sleep to the left. Press your gas pedal on your starboard will start to turn. At some point, you will be a riding straight position. At this point, you can stop pressing gas pedal if the slope is gentle and you don't go too fast because keep writing straight for a few seconds. Whenever you're ready, press your gas pedal again and you will turn right and you will finish your turn site sleeping on the toes. If you want to continue and do the other turn, you have to side slip on the tolls. Sisley to decide president opposite of the gas pedal with your left foot. Make a turn right straight for a few seconds and do the opposite movement to the hospital again. Tow hinge the turn and finish on the hillside. You're goofy. You have to mirror everything you start for example on the heels side slipped down in a straight line. Then you side slip to the right on your gas pedal. Rotate so you are in a straight writing position. Stop pressing gas pedal and right straight for a few seconds. Whenever you're ready, press the gas pedal again and turn left and finish your turn on the toe side. You can continue now and do the other turn tight. Stick on the toes, toe the right. Do the opposite movement to the gas pedal. You will turn 90 degrees right straight for a few seconds, and whenever you already do the opposite movement to the hospital again, turn right and finish on the heels. Well done. I hope you enjoyed the scores. Let me know if this was helpful. And if you want to see more off this content in the future, as I said in the very beginning, this is not enough to learn snowboarding. Of course, you learn it by doing so, you have to go on the slopes, take lessons and learn. But I believe that this type of content can really support and speed up your learning. Have found this window. Stay safe, always wear a helmet and see you on this road