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Beginner's guide to snowboarding

Press release December 12, 2019

One of the easiest ways to start loving cold winters is snowboarding. No doubt, people who snowboard are a lot more enthusiastic about massive snowfalls, than other, who just stay at home mumbling about summer time. If you are from the mumbling ones, this guide is perfect for you. Here are 5 basic things you should know before joining the WSF (world snowboard federation).

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One of the easiest ways to start loving cold winters is snowboarding. No doubt, people who snowboard are a lot more enthusiastic about massive snowfalls, than other, who just stay at home mumbling about summer time. If you are from the mumbling ones, this guide is perfect for you. Here are 5 basic things you should know before joining the WSF (world snowboard federation).

1. Balance

Sounds quite logical, but this is literally the most needed skill. Balancing on a snowboard is easier said than done. You should start with leg building exercises to strengthen leg muscles. Practice by standing on one leg and swinging the other leg out in various directions. This should be practiced regularly till you are confident. You must balance your body weight over the center part of your foot’s arch, with the head and hips to be centered too. Both your hands are to be held out a little bit on both sides, but should still be focused at the center of your board. Apart from your arms which are moving on your sides, the next thing to move is your head in the same direction you’re riding.

2. Patience

You must feel like a real Jedi on this one. Everybody falls in the beginning. In fact falls not once or twice. Many times, most of them painfully. But it’s really worth the effort.

3. Know your style

Are you goofy or regular? Whichever leg you lead with will determine if you are either regular or goofy. If you lead with your left leg, that is considered a ‘regular’ stance, if you lead with your right leg forward, that is considered a ‘goofy’ stance.

4. Body movements

Head should be held up and high.Focus on the direction you want to go.Your head as well as your shoulders need to be turned in the direction you are riding. Core muscles should be solely used to turn your snowboard. When you turn, the speed should be should be same as the speed in which you turn your shoulders. Keep the hips balanced properly in the center of the board. Feet should be properly strapped into bindings of the board. When you ride heel-side, you should motion your feet towards the front of the snowboard. When you ride toe-side, your feet should face the tail end of your board. Feet movement has a lot of impact. For a toe-side turn, first pressure should be totally on the toes of your front foot and when the turn ends, on the back foot toes. Similarly, for a heel-side turn , begin with putting pressure on the heels of your front foot and later, end it on the heels of your back foot. It’s quite easy once you practice and get the hang of it.

5. Choose your gear properly

Perhaps the most important part of ensuring you have a great ski experience is picking the correct board, make sure you use a beginner snowboard as they allow you to progress quicker. As well as having the correct board, not having the right boots can ruin your experience very quickly. Having the right boots is essential as they impact on your movement, as well as protect your feet and ankles.

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