Snowboarding Basics: Strap In, Stand Up..

It is always tempting to jump right in when you first discover snowboarding, strap yourself up and start at the top of the biggest mountain you can find. However, this is not advisable. Aside from the fact that no one has the ability to snowboard straight away without practice, it can also be extremely dangerous – especially if you haven’t familiarised yourself with your snowboard and the slope first. So, take your time and familiarise yourself with your surroundings first, find a flat (or slight incline) near the beginners section or at the bottom of the slopes and grab your board to begin familiarisation. Follow the steps below as a starting point:

Once you have familiarised yourself with the board, including strapping yourself in, feeling the weight of the board and bringing it in front and behind you, then move on to the next step. Try not to rush this stage, although it feels like it is not worth doing now – it will really improve your balance and feel for the board later on. Check out our further links and tutorials on Snowboarding Tips.


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