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Tips For Getting Started With Freestyle Snowboarding

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If you’re just starting to think about freestyle snowboarding and snowboard tricks, you may be thinking that there’s a lot to learn, a lot to think about. The prospect of trying out the snowboard park can be daunting also. But don’t worry, the freestyle aspect of snowboarding adds a lot of fun. There are many things for you to learn, to practice, to challenge yourself and to get stoked on when you stomp them. It’s also a great way to have fun and ride with your friends, as you progress together and push each other to improve.

And so how should you get going?

Right in the beginning, there is the query of which techniques to start off with. What do the different trick names really mean, whats the many various trick terminology? And whats the ideal strategy to learn? Is it best to just try things out for yourself? To imagine how it should be done and go for it? Or, is it better to get some kind of coaching, perhaps in a snowboard camp, a private lesson, or some video coaching? Can you learn new snowboard tricks online?

These are all good questions, and they need answering. A combination of learning approaches will always be good. However, if you’re progressing well with new tricks, you’re landing them how you’d like to, friends are telling you that they look good, there’s no need to spend additional money on tuition. After all, snowboarding isn’t cheap. If your own intuition is bringing results. Keep doing it.

If you start to stagnate, get stuck on the “next level” of tricks, that’s the time to think about getting some guidance from someone else.

Looking at some trick terminology, start by making sure you understand the difference between frontside and backside spins. You’ll need this when talking about tricks, but it will also help you to understand the different variations of tricks that are available. The concept of counter-rotation is also important – look that up!

When it comes to training, off the hill, real fitness is likely to assist you in just about all elements of your shredding. Physically and mentally youre going to be able to shred for a bit longer, which means far more practice and therefore more time to develop. A related topic, whenever working on your freestyle, it’s worth considering some of the protective gear that is available for snowboarders.

The most obvious choice is a snowboard helmet. Rails and boxes are solid, having edges and corners to make them even more unsafe. And obviously, large snowboard booters in the snowboard park produce an environment inside which you may get damaged, fairly badly. Safety is important, and staying safe will help you to snowboard more, to snowboard for longer. And that’s what we all want, because snowboarding is a lot of fun.

With snowboarding tricks and freestyle, theres a good deal for you to think about and work on! Consider this page on Snowboard Tricks written by the author of the afterbang snowboarding blog. It covers most of the things that you need to know for freestyle. And pay attention to the snowboard addiction coaching, they are fantastic!

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