STEP 1: This is probably easier to do than switching from heel edge to toe edge. Drop on your knees and plant your hands on the snow.|
STEP 2: For additional support, move your elbows down so it will be easier to roll on your side.|
STEP 3: Duck your right shoulder and move your upper body towards the direction of the roll.|
STEP 4: Get your Snowboard up in the air and gradually turn it around.|
STEP 5: At this point, you should be lying on your back and your Snowboard is in midair.|
STEP 6: Put your Snowboard down. Using your hands, push yourself up to a sitting position. You have already switched from toe to heel edge.|
STEP 1: In changing edges from heel to toe, sit on the slope and slightly bend your knees.|
STEP 2: Lie down and put your hands on your sides. |
STEP 3: Put your hands behind your knees and try to get your Snowboard in the air. |
STEP 4: Turn the Snowboard once it gets airborne. Plant the tail or nose of the board into the snow.|
STEP 5: Continue to roll on your side until the Snowboard is already is on its toe side and you are facing the uphill.|
STEP 6: At this point, you have switched from heel edge to toe edge. Use your hands for support as you stand up.|
This is a really cool animated demonstration on how to switch edges. Very useful for beginners. Hehehe.
Although this snowboarding trick is pretty much common sense, it still helps to know that there is a proper way to do it and apply it. It saves you from several unnecessary movements so that you can immediately get back on the slope and practice more.Really love the animation in this website...
I don''t understand why you would need to do this? I''ve never snowboarded but am interested in trying. What would be considered a "wrong edge"?
yes exactly this is a time and hustle saver...love it...cant wait to try myself...
cool bosnia and herzegovina is learning :D
there''s really no "wrong edge", basically it depends on how you ride the slope. if you''re more comfortable with left foot first then that''s your "right edge" or vice versa
I have trouble getting up when the board is in front of me. On the slopes, I see more short females having difficulty with this. Is there a trick to make this easier? I have considered having my arms lengthened, but that seems rather over the top ........ :-)
i think it's simply hillarious seeing people that fall on their face while boarding backwards, trying to get up bottom first. true to say switching edges is a very natural move but if you don't see others doing it, you think you just look goofy!
It''s easy: (assuming left foot is front) grab front edge of board with your right hand and PULL yourself up. This way you edge your board up a bit and prevent sliding down the slope.
Actually Marek, you should never put your hand under the boards edge when standing up! I have seen too many beginners with bleeding hands from trying that and falling forwards. Try pulling from the toe of your boot instead. That way you can keep all your fingers.
why can''t you just 180??
Yes, Nick i did get some bloody hands.
thanks for your constructive message, you sound like a real wise soul adding value to our world. But maybe you should make fun of beginners on a different forum?
I have the same problem as Pete does, and I''ve tried pulling myself up by pulling on the board, but it doesn''t work for me. I''ve only been able to get up once ever when the board has been in front of me. So, I roll around like the animation shows. I''d like to be able to get up "normally" though!
I can only do the "heel to toe" edge, because I have quite a lot of trouble getting up if I am laying down with my face to the sky. Can someone drop an tip/advice?
~~Please && Thanks (:
this is an okay way of doing it, but since I am small, I have managed to hit the board on my head. =)
i just went snowboarding for the first time last week, and while i didn''t have much trouble with the moving part, since i used to skateboard, i also had a lot of trouble standing up. I realized that if you have your board horizontally in front of you while you are sitting facing forward, kind of lean forward and dig the front edge of the board a little bit into the snow so that when you go to stand up the board won''t move as much, making it a lot easier. now dont dig a hole or anything...just the slightest bit. i guess it isnt the textbook way to get up, but it helped me a lot :)
i just went snowboarding for my first time on saturday and found myself doing this naturally [cuz yeah, getting up from your butt is hard! haha]! it''s interesting to see that it''s an actual kind of move!
I was actually about to say what Emily said, but when your board is horizontally in front of you and you are sitting facing down the hill, digging the front edge of the board would achieve a nice face plant. You need to apply pressure on your heels while keeping your knees bent. With practice you achieve a balance along with a motion where once you stand up you slide a bit downhill in the brake stance and you will naturally dig in your board the perfect amount to stand while on a steeper slope.
What i did when i was first starting was if i was facing the sky i put all my weight on my heels and leaned forward then once i was almsot up i did a little 90 degree hop to get going down the mountain. if i was facing the ground then i would put all my weight on my toes and do the 90 degree hop. its actually fairly easy once you do it a few times.
The animated video along with the step by step photos are awesome, extremely helpful! Thanks for sharing all this! ;)
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|2:||Carrying your Snowboard|
|6:||Moving Up the Slope|
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