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Complete Beginner's Guide to Snowboarding - FULL TUTORIAL

Snowboarding 101: How to "S" In A Day (ALL PARTS)

Target Audience: Beginner Snowboarders

Location: Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Music: Gunnar Olsen - Keep The Pace

Shot with: GoPro HD Hero + Dynatran AT-1015 Monopod

Part 1: Getting Familiar With Your Snowboard

In this video, I'll go over certain aspects of your snowboard to help you get started. I'll offer some recommendations for binding stance. Then I'll teach you how to strap in and move around with one foot in your binding. After that, I'll walk you through getting on and off the ski lift. Finally, I'll show you how to fully strap in your snowboard without having to sit down.

Part 2: "J"-Turns & Getting Off The Ski Lift

In this video, I'll teach you how to develop your board control with one foot strapped in. Then you will learn to use "J"-turns to help you get off the ski lift and stop safely.

Part 3: Braking & Leafing Heelside

In this video, I'll teach you how to brake on your heelside. Then we pick up a bit of speed to get you to learn how to "leaf" down the hill on your heel edge.

Part 4: Braking & Leafing Toeside

In this video, I'll teach you how to brake on your toeside. Then we pick up a bit of speed to get you to learn how to "leaf" down the hill on your toe edge.

Part 5: "C"-Turns & Linking To "S"-Turns

In this video, with great emphasis on leaning forward and pivoting on your front foot and kicking with your back foot, I'll teach you how to get from your toeside to your heelside for your first "C"-turn. Then we'll flip it over to get you to "C"-turn from your heelside to your toe side. With the "45 Degree Rule", I'll show you how to link your "C"-turns for your first "S"-turn.

UPDATE: A lot of people on their first day lack the confidence, balance, and overall feel for the snow and slope to be able to execute smooth turns. It's even more difficult with bumpy uneven terrain and sometimes conditions just aren't ideal. Add that to having a bunch of other skiers and riders around you (many being beginners trying to do the same thing) makes for a pretty scary and intimidating environment. I found that teaching this method (skidded/rudder turns) builds confidence and comfort sooner. I would rather people be able to use both edges in succession earlier and then fine tune their technique afterwards than to try to get everything smooth the first time around and fall and get discouraged.

Speed tends to scare beginners the most and being able to kick out the back foot makes for quick braking and, overall, a more dynamic and agile sense of composure. It's also easy to transition to more proper and smooth turning techniques once confidence has been built.

NOTE: My goal with these videos is not to get first time riders to "carve" on their first day, but to build their confidence with utilizing both edges in succession to get down the hill (break them away from relying on leafing down the hill). The focus is to NOT fall. Developing back foot maneuverability also allows for quicker reactions to avoid obstacles and collisions. A proper carve is definitely going to take much longer to learn than one day, especially because it does require more speed and advanced control.

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