Alright FC, don't fail me now. Going snowboarding for the first time. Hit me with the beginner tips. Gm!
Taking a lesson I hope?
don’t expect to be really good right away, it likely will be frustrating, that’s ok, you will fall, a lot, that’s ok, go easy on yourself, seems to take a little while for everyone to get the hang of it, be kind to yourself, and enjoy the aprés ski!
Get a core balance tool to work on your core. Have you ever been on a skateboard before?
Helmet & wrist pads Practice good S turns on a flat-ish surface
1. take a lesson (don't be that guy who doesn't) 2. imagine that you are pulled up by a rope from your belly button (keeps your posture right) 3. nothing will work (you will fall down repeatedly) until it works, there is that magic moment when it "snaps" and all of a sudden you can snowboard 4. look where you go
1. Take lessons
Rock a XXL tall tee, bring a mini-fireball for the lift up and a pocket nug for the cooldown sesh 🙏
heels to toes, toes to heels
You will daily the first time, strengthen your knees, make a comeback. When falling, don't use your wrist to soften the fall, try to curl your body and fall
Wear a helmet 😵💫
- Athletic stance - Try not to hinge at the waist, think sitting in a chair - your goal today is to learn how to fall, not to avoid falling
ditch the snowboard for skis ⛷️>>>🏂
A lot of beginners try to turn by pivoting their boards by the hips and letting their legs follow. Don't do this. Start your turns at the ankle and then go up your legs to pivot.
Most difficult for me was figuring out if I was goofy or regular.