Snowboarding Techniques

Snowboarding might turn out to be more difficult for some people than riding bikes or skateboarding or surfing, since it requires an increased level of balance and control. Land skaters and water surfers will feel right at home when trying to find their stance on a snowboard. With focused determination, one can easily learn to master snowboarding in a matter of weeks rather than moths.

However, it takes years to learn the number of tricks that experienced snowboarders can manage to perform on balancing rails and midair rotations. Numerous snowboarding styles have been developed over the years which have led to creation of various styles, with each having its own technique. However, most of these styles have a general overlap between them centered on the basics of snowboarding. The most popular snowboarding styles today are freestyle, free ride and free carve. These are popular as recreational and also as professional snowboarding styles.


Freestyle Snowboarding Technique

In freestyle, the snowboarder uses manmade terrains that feature rails, boxes, jumps and other such hurdles that allow a rider to do tricks. To ride these terrains, a rider has to have a higher degree of control over his or her balance and the snowboard and a good posture. All freestyle terrains come in variety of proportions, shapes and different levels of difficulties. A rider will need to per...


Free-Riding Snowboarding Technique

Free riding style is among the most easiest and accessible types of snowboarding. It is basically sloping down any kind of terrain that is available and is among the first styles of riding technique developed by riders. It is the first style that is taught to beginners, since it essentially teaches a rider to balance on a snowboard and find his or her stance. There are two types of stance, a "re...


Other Snowboard Riding Techniques

Freecarve or alpine snowboarding style is a similar to skiing and is slalom focused style that is not as popular as other styles, but is practiced infrequently in races and for recreation. This style can only be practiced on hard packed snow or on groomed runs. This style is completely focused on the ultimate carving turn, which mimics classic skiing turns. There is hardly any jumping or midair...


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