Winter DIY – How to Snowboard!

Well, it’s that time of the year and if you haven’t learned to snowboard, here’s some tips I’ve learned over the years that can help you snowboard better.

1. If it’s your first time, try going down the slopes at 90 degree angle to the slope slowly while balancing your body.

2. Once you master balancing, try turning with the slope and braking by turning back to 90 degree angle to the slope.

3. Once you have mastered balancing and turning, challenge yourself to go down steeper slopes.  If you never challenge yourself, you won’t get any better.

Repeat and Rinse steps 3 until you can go down advanced slopes w/o any problems.

Now, this is just a simply guide for you to learn how to snowboard.  There’s a ton more to do such as jumping off big jumps, grinding, and etc…etc…

Snowboarding isn’t hard but the very first day you snowboard for the first time, you should expect to fall more than gazillion times.  I recommend buying snowboard pants with buttock support, these won’t hurt your butt at all if you fall on your butt.  Most beginners who don’t get these special pants will almost feel like their butt bones have cracked after the first day. (given you did try your best to learn)

My first day on the slopes on a snowboard was about 21 years ago.  My first day was the probably hardest but starting on the second day, I was able to go down advanced slopes with no problems.

Now, if you have skateboarded or surfed, snowboard will be a lot easier to learn than if you haven’t.

I hope these tips help you and here’s some more links to other sites that could be helpful to you snowboarding better:

How to Snowboard Video on MonkeySee

Learn How to Snowboard on YouTube

Advanced videos for griding, jumping, etc…

How to 5-0 Grind on Handrail on a Snowboard

How to do a Nose Wheelie on a Snowboard

How to Snowboard Half Pipe

Well, that’s all from me from now, I will be back after I hit up the slopes here in Lake Tahoe. 🙂

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