How to snowboard for beginners lessons 1 to 3 video – goofy – SnowboardABC

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How to snowboard for beginners lessons 1 to 3 video – goofy – SnowboardABC

Hi, my name is Gregory and probably you’re watching this video because you just typed how to snowboard into Google There are a few little-known exercises that not only allow beginners to learn Correctly and quickly they’re also used in our system to fix mistakes of intermediate riders Having correct technique early on is essential for quick learning as relearning might take up to 10 times longer You have a right to know that the technique your local instructor will show you which is probably drift ins through shoulder rotation is not The only way and definitely not the most thorough explanation Some snowboarders are stuck with drift ins and ugly-looking 180s even after five or ten years of riding while others can carve in twenty days and do stylish tricks next season It would be better to belong to the second, right One of the ways to check your technique is to try turns on a mellow green or blue slope with just front foot strapped in If you’re not able to do that probably you’re over powering your snowboard during turns And you won’t be able to progress much further until you fix these mistakes Right now I’m gonna give you a set of exercises with only one foot strapped in that’s the First thing you have to do when you come to a slope as you see we don’t need a resort We don’t need any mountains for for these exercises can be done in a backyard right here. We have a Secret spot. That’s alive for like ten years, and as you can see it It’s working Basically all you need is a small mound of snow and a decline with a flat in the end This is maybe a little bit too steep perfect angle for for gybing We need just this bottom part Also, I have to tell you that standing like I am standing right now in the end of the rail is extremely dangerous Before we go up We have to learn to skate around basically we have to learn to push during this exercise you actually to learn to hold this balance Place legs next to each other and we have to push along the board without all your weight in here You know like basically we push, and then we stay on the front foot like that Usually it’s better to skate with your foot in the back of the board however You should try skating in shape of infinity so at some point you will have to push in front of your board as well One more exercise for you just on the flat spot. They have to push Pull this leg here, and only when you feel that everything is fine. Then just slowly place it down here By the way if you’re traversing the slope it’s a good idea to stay on the upper edge usually when people start doing it Something like that comes up you know Yeah, and that’s that’s totally wrong what you have to do you have to make sure you’re pushing the same direction as your snowboard that You don’t have too big of a distance between your legs at the end of the push you only push from one binding to the other binding and After the push try to concentrate and keep your balance on the front leg like that Your toes and heels should be sticking out equally and the back foot should be pressed against the back binding also keep your snowboard on The flat face don’t use edges now before we even go up I have to explain one of the most important things during this lesson It’s the stance basically all you need to do is to stand on your both feet Not on the back foot. That’s the most common mistake of all the beginners. The knees are slightly bent the back is slowly straight You’re looking forward where you would be going you don’t turn your shoulders you try to keep it on a flat base If you feel that it’s slipping out, or if it feels unstable it means you probably need to lean more forward But when I do say to people you have to lean forward what often happens especially with the people who come from skis They lean like that That’s not correct your body has to stay straight, so you need to lean forward Through here and your front knee has to go a little bit forward That’s how you make sure that Your weight is on both feet the steeper The slope is actually the more you have to lean like that, but don’t worry about it right now You can control everything with the weight shift And if you start turning your shoulders you forget about weight shift you forget about the correct stance During these exercises don’t try to change the direction of your movement especially by rotating your shoulders Keep your snowboard on flat pace and trust her to find correct direction Now for getting up there are actually a couple of ways at least One of them. We just push like with it on the flat But we go up make sure your board doesn’t turn because then there’s a chance that it’s gonna slip away make sure

It’s straight up. Yeah, you’re pushing up Now I’m gonna come back and show you the other way to do it if we place the snowboard sideways We step over it and then we do a few steps step forward like that When we are at required height I’m gonna show you the way how we’re gonna start all the next exercises, and I’m going to show you explaining the mistakes What we need to do we need to lift it turn it 90 degrees So it looks directly down not there not there 100% Of your body weight is on the back foot when you’re standing so it’s like we’re keeping the board in the air But before we start to move we have to shift at least 50% of our body weight on the front foot When we start to slide we don’t just place the leg on the board we have to start leaning forward To have the 90 degrees angle between the slope and you right now. It’s more than 90 degrees Yeah, I need to lean forward and only then the board can start the slide look. I’m leaning forward stepping on it Most common mistakes include incorrect direction of the board incorrect stance and lack of forward lean unnecessary moves and Too much speed which means basically that you need to start a little bit lower the other mistake is people Start from from the back edge or from front edge the board starts to turn. We don’t need that Also don’t forget about the correct placement of your back foot usually. There’s a mix of all these mistakes Purpose of this exercise is to learn to move your weight up and down without losing the balance and maintain a correct stance The beginning is quite the same you Have to go up have to stop With the board on the front edge feet are next to each other then we lift the board We lean forward step on it We see two quite common mistakes in here you weight on the back foot which my student fixed after I mentioned it and the direction of a look and Now one of the most important exercises what we will need to do. We’ll have to start the same way on both feet and When we already feel that we’re sliding in the correct position and everything is fine We just shift all our weight on the front foot and we try to lift the back one if It’s not coming up it probably means that part of the way is still here You need to lean even more and it’s done with your hips With your knee and with a straight body you do this exercise as many times as it’s necessary to actually be able to lean forward and Lift your leg and maybe even hold it for a while in the air only then you are ready for the next exercise Secret of Breaking on a snowboard with one foot strapped in is actually Maintaining all of your balance on the front foot while barely touching the snow with the back foot on the skateboard It’s not really an option. It’s a lot easier to break like this but on a snowboard you have to be able to break both to the front and to the back and At the end of that move you can actually When you’re braking? when you’ve almost stopped you just apply more pressure on the toes of your front foot and The snowboard turns, and that’s how you stop lean angle is the angle between your body and the surface of slope and it can be either front edge lean or Back edge lean It can be the only element that allows you to control your snowboard you can practice on a spot by locking your body and board in one position and Giving full control of your lean angle to your friend when your lean angle is Adjusted don’t move a single muscle in your body until you’re back to the upright position With the back edge your toes have to be slightly tensed because they were lifting front edge up as you lean

You will have to press your shins against tons of your snowboarding boots when leaning forward Jumping up hill like this with both feet strapped in on your toes might help you understand this position better We will be trying the backside edge, and we’ll be trying the front side edge turns a little bit of theory about that if you keep the correct stance Meaning that the snowboard is on the slope you’re also leaning forward You’re standing on both feet everything like we learned in previous exercises Then it’s enough just to shift a little bit of the weight to the back edge for your board to start to turn It looks like that you Start as always remember lift the board Place it like that lean forward stand on it when you feel that everything is fine, and you’re going straight down You need to start leaning a little bit backwards Stand on both feet you’re sliding down the slope you shift a little bit of weight on your back edge And you’re waiting for your board to start to react It has to start changing its direction very very slowly the more it goes to the side You need more leaning to be able to Hold your balance on the edge otherwise it will start sliding forward like this you see how little I lean Actually, that’s how much is enough to start the turn. It doesn’t look like this doesn’t look like that You know it doesn’t look like that. These are all the most common mistakes people leaving not 90 degrees to the board they lean a little bit backwards and What happens when they lean backwards The weight is on the back foot so the board turns quite quickly and then it starts spinning around We don’t need that we actually need a nice Curve rather than thinking about doing the turn concentrate on correct stands and keeping balance on your heels You have to continuously increase lean angle throughout the turn to get this clean shape and in the end Too much lean is better than not enough Okay, once you’ve mastered the back edge turn or maybe even before that you You want to switch? Try the front edge to be able to turn on the front edge you start on the flat base. You’re going straight Then you bend your knees a little bit more especially Make sure that your front knee is bending you shift the way to the front edge And you wait for the board to start to turn The more it goes into the turn the more you have to lean forward so We’re going straight. We start leaning forward. Maybe a little bit even this direction We keep our back straight and we are waiting we’re waiting the Morning to the turn the more you have to leave and in the end of the turn you have to step forward and make Sure, you don’t step somewhere here far away from the front binding, but in one line feet have to be in one line now I’m gonna show you how it actually looks like slope we start going forward a little bit on the front edge and We are just waiting you see it’s quite easy to do on the flat spot but if it was on the hill it would be way harder because There will be much more force pushing you here Mistakes are all the same shoulder rotation Weight on the back foot usually comes during the turn You know because you can’t already handle the board when it’s going straight down But when it starts doing the turn people start going to the back foot you see this knee Is bent way more than the front knee and that’s the indicator don’t forget this will not work Because when the board will be sideways if you’re in this position this is gonna slide away one more bad thing that can happen actually If you’re doing the turn And then you let the edge change you go on the back edge the board stops immediately because you’re drifting At that point and you fall back That’s that’s a very bad thing So make sure to always lean more uphill. It’s not downhill to keep yourself safe and the last exercise you have to do before going to the Proper slope that you can do in your backyard is so called snake All you need to do while you’re riding straight down you have to Go a little bit on one edge Then go on the flat base for a few seconds go on the other edge again go on a flat base for a few seconds and

Make sure not to change the edges immediately from back edge the front edge if the board turns and starts to drift Changing the edge will probably lead to crash so keep the board as straight as possible Also, all the same mistakes don’t shift your way to the back foot don’t rotate your shoulders and keep the correct stance now If you are not able to do all the exercises perfectly it’s fine Actually the second lesson is even easier when we go on a steeper slope First of all because it’s harder to catch the edge when we learn to slide sideways and stop It’s a lot easier after that to figure out how to do turn okay now. Let’s talk about falling down That’s a very important skill. That’s gonna save you some broken bones one of the most dangerous Ways how we can fall if you’re sliding downhill, and you change the edge The snowboard is stuck in the snow and you fall forward on your arms. That’s that’s when people break their the risk actually broken wrists are like 30% of all snowboarding injuries and it’s most common for beginners of course the same even more dangerous is package if you’re sliding like this and You let your back edge into the snow you fall back And you break your arms on the steep spot on a steep slope. It’s harder to catch the edge so most of these injuries Happen when you have a lot of speed on a flat spot of the slope If it’s more steep that is harder to actually reach the snow with the edge So how to avoid this how do we have to pull down if you feel that you’re losing control don’t wait Don’t try to hold the balance just duck as low as you can Yes, the arms have to be here if you’re falling back. You need to tuck your head like that The helmet has to be strapped and If you’re falling forward I also try to go as low as possible and Like that the mushroom I fell into a mushroom I Know that it’s possible to teach snowboarding remotely last winter was the first season for this guy and most of his progress came from applying this exact methodology and feedback that I gave him feedback of an instructor is one of the most important parts of a learning process and These days it can be based on videos that you fill You’re welcome to post links to videos of you doing the exercises and comments of this video And if you know someone who might need my help, please share this playlist with them Listening to is quite similar to what everybody else is teaching online and the purpose is to learn to stop to control your speed And direction of movement it should take you from half an hour to about a couple of hours to get comfortable with both front and back edges For the second lesson you will need a slope that is slightly steeper than the baby Hill any green and most of blue slopes should Do also try to choose this look with as few people as possible For safety reasons you can complete the first lesson all by yourself But you will have to bring a friend or second one if both of your beginners one of you will have to take the board Off and assist with slipping down the full line for the first time only at this point you might have to use a lift There are several types of lifts gondolas magic carpets chair lifts toe lifts The biggest challenge for any beginner is a toe lift it might be even harder to use a lift than to write You can borrow a skier stick and practice pulling each other You will have to unstrap your back foot and place your work in line with the cable above you Usually employees hand you the TV and help the places between your legs Lean on your back leg a bit because the initial pool is quite rough Try to keep the board on flat base and under the cable if the board turns left and slides left try to straighten the board And get back under the cable because if you will change the edge at that moment you will fall Same recipe if the word turns, right Not everyone is able to get up the first time but practicing snake exercise can help here if you fall release the bar immediately and try again at The top make sure your weight is on both feet first then release the bar and brake with your back foot Try to move away as soon as possible when it comes to chair lifts only getting on and off is difficult Keep your words straight place your back foot in front of the board watch for approaching chair and sit down Only turn the board when it is in the air already Close the restraining bar if it doesn’t do so automatically there are a couple of ways to place your board now You see both of them Before getting off turn the board so it is in line with movement direction and open the restraining bar Push yourself off the chair and place the back foot next to back binding The hard part is to make sure your weight is on both feet immediately Again exercises from the first lesson will help you with that

Only use a lift that will bring you to an easy and relatively short slope Get to a steep part sit down and strap your both feet in If you leave your shoulders behind like this and try to extend your body You’ll kind of be pressing your throttle and the board will slip down You have to bring your chest as close to one of your knees as possible And then just kind of walk with your arm towards the nose or tail of your board When it comes to slipping down the full line the distance between your edge and snow is your throttle you Can control it with your feet, but don’t leave lean angle out of it Think of it as controlling with your lean angle and fine tuning with feet at this stage You’re not quite in control of your movement direction you have to be slipping down the fall line, but it might be different from what you expect I know you are bored by now, click the card in the corner for more videos Concentrate on keeping your balance on both feet. You have to start this exercise standing and somebody has to hold your hands Get used to standing like this because you have to return to this position to stop Slipping because it’s actually easier to slip a little bit than to stand on the spot Your back is straight and the knees are bent But your feet are tense because your toes are lifting the whole front edge up to stop moving extend your knees slightly This will decrease the distance between your toes and snow you have to feel how pressing it was just a tiny bit Increases your speed the sooner you can do it on your own the better and your task number one here is to maintain constant speed and be able to stop at any moment to Stop get just a little bit lower lean back a bit and make sure your toes are lifting the front edge up After you’ve stopped you might want to lean forward. Just tiny bit in order to avoid falling backwards After that play around with your speed go a little bit faster a little bit slower faster again then stop It’s best if somebody else is giving you physio commands and when to go faster when to slow down you have to react immediately after the sign is given and Visual commands are good because you will be looking at your partner not under your feet the main mistakes are always things that the shoulder rotation the weight one of other foot If something is happening that you can control just sit down and start over your point is to be able to fly that slowly And carefully as I’m doing right now slopes are usually not fair even and sometimes board starts to turn if you start reacting – Chances are that the axis of rotation will not be the center of your board but one of your feet the most of your body weight stays on that foot because while trying to stay side with this low with your upper body you will Extend the other foot so what do you need to do if the board starts to turn or move you have to turn and move? Together with it making sure that the axis of rotation is the center of the board and weight is distributed evenly to both feet beginners often encounter some problems with handling frontage however after doing certain exercises You will feel that front edge is actually much easier than back edge see now It’s come to me and say oh, I can ride already, but something’s wrong with the front edge. Actually the front edge is Very clean control elements you can you can stop immediately if you know how? We’re standing You finished the exercise on the back edge What you need to do send one leg, let’s say right leg, and then you roll over this right leg Yep you’re starting on your knees yeah, that has to be completely straight and Usually what happens when people stand up actually your ass is here somewhere You will have to shift your weight forward and lean against tons of your boots to make sure the distance between the back edge and Snow does not decrease only this way you will be able to control whether your board is slipping down or not The exercises that is gonna help you with that you have to Have to be holding you here at that moment, and you have to learn to jump like this look You see I’m jumping from the front edge. I’m landing on the front edge if you jump from front edge and land on flat Record running away so to sum up Don’t try to be a ballet dancer apply pressure to the tongues of your boots keep your back straight And look forward not down To start the actual exercise just stand up like described in previous section make sure your snowboard is 90 degrees to the fall line With your friend holding your hands decrease the angle between back edge and slope by decreasing pressure on the tongues of your boot and start

Moving very slowly to stop all you need to do is prepare Yourself for a jump uphill lean more on the tongues of your boots like if you wanted to fall forward once comfortable Learn to stop without holding hands After you’ve done this enough times to feel confident. You need to learn to control your speed right Go a little bit faster again Blower Stop make sure to develop an ability to stop immediately after your friend’s signal not in a few seconds Ask your friend to signal slower faster slower stop etc the more time you spend on the front edge the easier it will become and the More speed you have the more lean you need to lose it on front edge looking down messes up your body position Almost instantly look uphill holding your back straight is really important because otherwise The required energy will not reach the front edge, and it will be really hard to stop chances of catching back edge increased Too if you feel you can’t control, what’s happening Probably you’re going too fast stay in control how much you lean on the tongues of your boots to avoid this Keep your weight on both feet if the board starts rotating, and if you fail to do so just fall down and start over One more mistake is lack of control of the angle between snow and the board try to make sure this angle and your speed is steady If you try slipping down the fall line You probably felt already that it’s harder to control the board when it’s not sideways in the fall line I will show you how to control that this exercise is called side slipping We will start with our actual front foot as it might be a bit easier But you will have to learn it both ways to move left or right your board has to be turned a bit But usually what happens is when it’s turned Instinctively we keep most of our weight on the opposite foot in such case speed starts increasing And it feels like you can’t do anything about it the difference between weight here and here It’s not only the weight distribution is the position of the world the more sideways it is the easier it is for you to stop We will use weight shift to control our board instead it might be a good idea to practice weight shift on a spot Change of lean angle is essentially a form of weight shift – it’s done 90 degrees to your board you can shift your weight along the edge Outside of the board or you can do it diagonally which if for this particular exercise is mostly done along the edge However, you might have to adjust your lean angle and fine-tune when you foot To start side slipping you will have to shift your weight on one of your feet while slipping down the full line and maintain your weight on that foot you will notice that if You decrease the distance between lower edge and snow a bit the board starts to rotate and slide in that direction Similar to control of speed while slipping down the full line from foot and lean angle will allow you to control your direction and speed This will not matter that much in the future But for now the more the board turns downhill the more you have to shift your weight on the front foot Don’t let the board turn beyond the point where you lose control over your weight, and you shift it to the back foot The biggest mistake you can do at this point is learn slipping left on your right foot and vice versa your back knee is an indicator if it’s bent more than your front knee your weight is on your back foot you have to feel that you’re Braking with your front foot all the time Make sure you are leaving a wide mark on snow not narrow one because this will allow you to break at any moment and it Is especially important not to let your board turn separately from your body? Start slipping down the full line on back edge shift your weight slightly to your front foot Press the toes of that for just a tiny bit and let the board rotate Amount of rotation that you need Depends on how steep the hill is and you might want to adjust it on the go if you’re going too fast or too slow Best-case scenario you will have a wide slow for this exercise much wider than this one and you can start on one side and slip All the way to the other side with consistent speed to stop shift your work in this direction Lift your toes a little bit wait for the board to stop Rotating and then break with both feet don’t extend your front knee or rotate your shoulders when you want to stop only shift your weight Back to both feet when the word is already sideways to your movement direction and stop Start slipping down the full line again Then shift your way to your other foot and do sides slipping to the other side it might be a bit harder to maintain Correct position as this is not a usual front foot, but you will have to learn this to Repeat until you’re in control of different speeds different angles because that’s what you’re gonna need for the next lesson First and most common mistake is after one shifts their weight and the board starts to turn most people freak out and extend their front Leg as a result the board starts to go even faster To prevent that as soon as your weight is on your front foot be very careful with decreasing the distance between the lower edge and snow do it just enough to start moving to the side and still stay in

Control, it’s even harder to maintain straight body when going to the side But that’s your task number one here in addition to maintaining your weight on front foot Loss of control also happens when instead of weight shift before you even start to move Word is rotated separately from body or you rotate the board with the help of your shoulders Usually the axis of rotation in such cases your back foot and in that case Your way is on your back foot before you even start the exercise you really have to feel the toes of your front foot lifting the front edge of the board the slower you want to go the higher the toes of your front foot must be lifting the Edge and the wider is the mark you’re leaving on the snow When you want to stop don’t do it by rotating your shoulders or extending front knee or? Even worse just by braking with your back foot the essence of side slipping on the front edge is the same You need to shift your weight to your front foot Decrease the distance between heel and snow wait till your board rotates a bit and then control your speed by Braking with the front most part of your front edge Start slipping down the full line shift your way to the front foot let the board turn slightly Maintain your weight on that foot while breaking slightly with the toes of that foot move across the slope maintaining steady speed while going from point A to point B To stop just increase the pressure on the tongue of that boot while adding a tiny bit of body lean in that direction After you’ve stopped try doing the same to the other side if you feel like you’re going too fast Or you can’t control it anymore stop and start over Don’t try to do a full turn from one edge to other even if you won’t fool You will probably be developing your own habits If you have some energy go explore the mount and check out more green and blue slopes just be very careful when going through spots That are not steep. It’s really easy to at your edge a lot of accidents happen on the spots that are not steep right now It’s a very good time to go through half turns with one foot strapped in from the first lesson one more time as I mentioned Earlier the exercises from lesson two are something that most schools agree on But the real juice of the system that I’m offering is in third lesson which is up next We will combine knowledge gained in lessons one and two to learn full link turns today It’s a good idea to find the slope that is not as steep as the one you were learning on during lesson two but not as flat as Baby Hill This lesson is all about Correct weight shift if you did the turns from the first lesson enough times your body already knows how to do a turn if you Are already going down the full line on the flat base, but the hard part is to get to that position? To be able to point your board down a full line you will have to use Diagonal weight shift and find you and with your front foot you will have to practice on flat spot first Start from the basic position on back edge and quickly shift your weight diagonally towards it front foot and front edge Slowly and back to basic position now do the same from front edge diagonally towards the back edge? Return back slowly to your basic position now try shifting your weight Quickly so when you freeze at the end of quick move the board follows a bit The steeper the hill the more weight shift you will be able to add without catching the edge It’s hard to imitate the weight shift on a flat spot, but you can practice leaning against the wall or a tree 45 degrees to the tree and Try leaning towards the tree Doing one-arm push-ups at the same time to maintain your balance on the hill front edge We need to get from this position to this position Smoothly only using our weight shift if it’s not happening it means at some point you stop shifting your weight by the way We are only doing exercises today with our actual front foot forward so we can repeat the whole lesson and switch later We’ll keep shifting our way to the front foot during the whole first part of the turn we will have to have most our weight on the front foot when heading down the full line and throughout the second part of the Turn we will only shift our weight back to both feet Let’s try turns like in the first lesson But with both feet strapped in and on a steeper slope You will have to start with a very mellow weight shift diagonally and turn your board just around 3035 degrees stay on your front foot and executive a deist and looking good do the same with more diagonal weight shift so your Ward turns more if You feel that the board has stopped turning it means that you’re not shifting your weight anymore Turning your board further using your shoulders, or legs will ruin everything Keep trying until you can use weight shift to make your board go down the full line and then do a nice to Have a hard time with the first part start on a flat spot next to the place where the slope starts Move forward and don’t forget to shift your weight forward on the edge now We’re focused on mistakes of the second part of the turn make sure you are able to keep most of your weight on your front

Foot and brake with the heel of your front foot throughout the turn slowly retreating back to the basic position Another very common mistake is the shape of the turn if you don’t increase your body lean throughout the second stage your turns might look Something like this if you want to break more effectively your board at the end of the turn has to be sideways to your movement Direction not sideways the full line and only after losing most of speed you should turn back to sideways the full line position So here’s how exercise looks like? That’s how weight shift for this exercise looks like Garland can look pretty much the same as fan progression However, we will focus on different things now the initiation of movement take a weight shift and the first part of the turn also We’ll have to link many terms together you have to send your body downhill. That’s all there is to it If you will be simply adding body in at the moment when your body is 90 degrees to the slope you will catch the edge However with diagonal shift at that point the board is sliding down the full line and you can place your board on the flat base So it’s all about finding a correct direction and pace of your weight shift oh They have to tell you that if you shift your weight quick enough and in the correct direction You will simply not have time to make a mistake as the board will turn 90 degrees Rapidly then just stay on your front foot and do the second part of the turn that you already know It looks like there’s no body lean when we start But actually there is and our diagonal weight shift is designed to decrease body leaning throughout the first phase of the turn Start on the right side of the slope shift your weight diagonally towards the front foot and front edge The board must start turning at the very moment when you’re shifting your weight make sure that you stay on the back edge and the distance between toes of your front foot and snow is decreasing only if the Angle between the board and full line is decreasing to keep shifting your weight until the board is running down the full line your front Edge is almost touching the snow and your weight is still on the front foot it all has to happen simultaneously and quickly That’s why usually first time the board does not turn full 90 degrees most beginners Instinctively stop shifting their weight as soon as the board starts to move If your snowboard does not turn anymore and you’re gaining speed It is a better idea to proceed immediately to the second phase of the turn If you did the first place well There’s no word of sliding down the full line almost on flat your weight Just on the front foot and you have zero degrees in body lean second phase should be easy Start slowly adding body lean wait for the board to start driving you into the turn Keep adding body lean and as the mark on the slope becomes wider slowly shift your weight back to both feet Do this in times to feel confident? and then try this When you’re sliding down the full line at that point you can try to go from back edge to flat just for a second to Get used to the idea that in the future at this point you will have to change the edge Try not to mess up your stance go back to the back edge and proceed to the second stage of the turn You can also use these skills to turn your ward straight down the full line right before the flat part of the slope so you Have enough speed to cross. It don’t let your board change the edge randomly inside the back edge or front edge You can remember snake exercise here, but keeping the snowboard on the flat base is not a good idea at higher speeds So here’s how exercise looks like? Don’t expect to do everything correctly the first time in this case we see lack of weight shift Which results and weight on back foot and loss of control it happens way too often that after the whole Explanation the only thing that might see the remembers is that he or she has to stop moving straight down and then do a backside Edge turn, so they skip the whole first part of the turn students Just do whatever it takes to turn the board in this direction and At the very beginning of the exercise before they even start all the waiters on their back foot you really need to learn to do Everything with a weight shift, no shoulder rotations no Sketchy moves you just shift the weight and the board goes down. That’s it all you need to do for For the garland you have to master this diagonal weight shift together with footwork When your weight is on the front foot it is harder to add body lean 90 degrees to the board because quite naturally our body follows this outline And it’s too easy to shift your weight back to the back foot

Lean carefully and try to extend your back foot even more up until the moment you start feeling your front heel is starting to grip And snow if you are not able to do any of this do side slipping from lesson 2 or choose a slope that is slightly less steep One more reminder to use weight shift to make the board turn down the full line when connecting separate turns into one Garlin Same as on back edge You will have to remember the turns on the front edge Start sideways at the full line shift your weight diagonally so the board turns around 30 degrees Stand from foot and do a nice little turn the distance between the back edge and the snow decreases But you have to keep your front knee well bent Then try the same, but allow your board to turn more up to 60 degrees If you manage to leave a nice curve in the snow Try directing your board down the full line using your white chip and do a 90 plus degrees turn Have a hard time with the first part start on a flat spot next to the place where the slope starts move forward and don’t forget to shift your weight forward on the edge make sure you are able to Keep most of your weight on the front foot and break with the toes of your front foot throughout the second part of the turn Slowly shifting your weight back to the middle of the board, so here’s how exercise looks like That’s how we’d shift for this exercise looks like if we place the camera here and eliminate all the movement Same as previously all you do at the beginning is get your body in the correct position over your Snowboard so we can proceed to the second part the actual turn from a correct stance you will have to shift your weight Diagonally towards the nose of your board and your back edge decreasing the distance between your front heel And the snow that distance has to be decreasing throughout phase one But the back edge cannot touch the snow before your snowboard has turned full 90 degrees During the second part that distance starts our greasing again You will not only have to adjust body lean which is decreasing through the first phase than increasing They’re in the second phase But you have to keep shifting your weight forward until you feel that you’re riding down the slope down the full line Start on the left side of the slope you sit down or all over and stand up on the front edge It also makes sense to do a back edge garland when crossing the slope to the left and front edge garland to the right Make sure you are in the basic position and the board aside with the slope and it’s not moving Shift your weight diagonally towards the nose of your board and back edge start decreasing the distance between your heel and snow Make sure that you stay on the front edge Don’t change it most beginners instinctively stop shifting their weight as soon as the board starts to move If your snowboard does not turn anymore and you’re gaining speed It is a better idea to proceed immediately to the second phase of the turn if you did the first phase well Let’s noble is sliding down the full line almost on flat your weight is on the front foot and you have zero degrees in body Lean second phase should be easy Start slowly adding body lean wait for the world to start driving you into the turn Keep adding body lean and as the mark on the slope becomes wider slowly shift your weight back to both feet So here’s how exercise looks like? Students, just do whatever it takes to turn the board in this direction and at the very beginning of the exercise Before they even start all the waiters on their back foot you will have to shift your weight Diagonally when your weight is on the front foot it is harder to add body lean 90 degrees to the board because quite naturally our body follows this outline And it’s too easy to shift your weight back to the back foot Lean carefully and try to extend your back foot even more up until the moment you start feeling the toes of your front foot Starting to grip the snow if you’re adding weight shift in this direction Yes No word might just not have enough time to turn and you will catch the back edge if the trajectory is like this It will take too long for the board to turn in the correct position And you will have too much speed or you will have to start the second phase early Another very common mistake is the shape of the turn if you don’t increase your body lean throughout the second stage your turns might look something like this Make sure you are able to keep most of your weight on the front foot and break with the toes of your front foot throughout the second part of the turn Slowly shifting your weight back to the middle of the board if you are not able to do any of this do side slipping from Lesson two or choose a slope that is slightly less steep That’s how weight shift for a full drifter looks like if we start from the front edge Then that’s a start from the back edge. I Hope you’ve been doing a lot of garlic because that’s the main

exercise that’s gonna let you have a proper technique most of the time when nobody can see your mistakes and They’re gonna be doing once. That’s why for a day or two Don’t attempt to change the edge You know make sure that your veralyn is perfect Make sure that you’re able to write straight down and make a turn easily And you don’t feel sketchy you know that’s one of the most important concepts of snowboarding If it feels good if you feel in control. It means you’re doing it right. You know if you feel to you that means They’re doing something wrong When you’re able to make your board go straight down the full line and put it on a flat base for a second just before going to the second phase you already the different parent consists of first part of One garland and with the second part of the other garment, and I mean do you have to change the edge? You will have to combine the phase one from exercise garland on the front edge with phase two from Garland on the back edge Start from the front edge in a basic position shift your weight Diagonally towards the nose of your board and back edge and send your body and board down the full line of course you’re not gonna Be doing that on your own somebody’s going to be holding you. I’m gonna show how to hold the person correctly Your friend has to hold one arm on your waist and one on your back shoulder When your board has turned 90 degrees your friend has to help you change the edge Make sure to shift your weight on the heel of your front foot Start increasing the distance between your toes and snow very slowly and when the board starts entering the turn start adding some body lean Stop at the end of the turn Later on you will be able to proceed without full stop After you have completed phases 1 & 2 you will have to start with phase one from garland on back edge shift your weight I agony towards the nose of the board and front edge and send your body and board down the full line Your friend is holding you by the arms and when there is no body lean And you’re heading down the full line you have to shift your weight to your front edge You have to finish your turn with phase two from garland on front edge When you are already past the flat base and slightly on your toes start increasing your lean to do the turn on front edge Make sure to stop after each full turn and think what you have to do next Hence its weight shift when you feel confident with these turns while your friend is holding you try doing these turns without being held After sometime you will be able to proceed the first phase of next turn without a full stop And you will start feeling confident about full turns in a day or two Also a bit strange for you that during summer Of the turn your weight has to be on front foot as you probably never saw anyone riding like this It’s true advanced riders keep most of their weight on both feet most of the time however After you’ve learned to control your board through the front foot it will feel very natural And you will be able to do the same while holding your weight on both feet Weight shift is not eliminated. Though. It just becomes much smaller with advanced techniques of riding So here’s how exercise looks like? For the first time start from the front edge because finishing the turn on the back edge is way easier You make mistakes in this case it’s the swing over the back leg Defeat he’s going straight, and he swings the leg yeah So there’s no initiation no no turn at all his body still and he’s just swinging the back Leg which will be all right. You know if you were standing on both feet you see like this you can do it It’s you know. It’s a lot more advanced technique, but when you do it just like that on the back, leg, it’s If you haven’t spent a lot of time on your front edge You’ll probably be bending your back like this, and you won’t be able to do a full turn or stop Just make sure your back stays straight And you’re not looking down when increasing your front edge lean in the second phase Remember all the energy has to go into the front edge change of the edges of big-name for a very small move so make sure that you’re doing it carefully correctly and Only when the board is sliding down the full line When changing from the back edge to the front edge make sure to keep your knees bent and back straight So imagine you’re running on the front front edge you’re shifting your weight, and then when you need to switch from you’re on the back foot and

It’s true so at the moment of Changing the edge make sure that you do it with the front foot first, and you keep the weight on the front foot Like that we’re going straight down We’re almost straight on the flat on the heel and We’re making a turn to often change of the edges done prematurely and then one ends up in such position also premature edge change Results in much bigger second phase which is not something you want at the moment Another very common mistake is the shape of the turn if you don’t increase your body Throughout the second stage your turns might look something like this If the slope is steeper at some point and you feel scared do not attempt to change the edge because the steeper the slope the more you have to shift your weight at the beginning of the turn if you will spend a few days doing these Exercises in the same exact order from lesson one to the lesson 3. You’ll have a very strong foundation for future progress If you will be able to do Without shoulder rotation and with most of your weight on the front foot You will be able to do them with shoulder rotation and on both feet and even on the back foot as well But not vice versa if you found this videos helpful, please subscribe and share, and I will keep them coming Our next big task is carving, and I will be uploading tutorials on this to snowboard abc.com That’s it for now. See you in the next video