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Advanced Snowboarding Tips : How to Ollie on a Snowboard

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An Ollie on a snowboard is really an exercise in flexing and extension. Get started learning how to Ollie on a snowboard with help from a certified snowboarding coach in this free video on snowboarding tricks.

Expert: Bryan Davis
Contact: www.adventurebusinessco.com
Bio: Bryan Davis is a certified coach and member of the American Association of Snowboard Instructors and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
Filmmaker: Amber Miller

Series Description: Snowboarding can be lots of fun, and there are several techniques to get your started. Discover these great snowboarding tips from a certified snowboarding coach in this free video on snowboarding.

Duration : 0:1:30

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September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Advanced Snowboarding Tips : Riding a Snowboard Half-Pipe

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The best way to begin riding a snowboard half-pipe is to start small and work your way up. Get started riding snowboard half-pipes with tips from a certified snowboarding coach in this free video on snowboarding tricks.

Expert: Bryan Davis
Contact: www.adventurebusinessco.com
Bio: Bryan Davis is a certified coach and member of the American Association of Snowboard Instructors and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
Filmmaker: Amber Miller

Series Description: Snowboarding can be lots of fun, and there are several techniques to get your started. Discover these great snowboarding tips from a certified snowboarding coach in this free video on snowboarding.

Duration : 0:2:4

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September 25th, 2010 at 7:08 am

Snowboarding Beginners Tips

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Jason Storm asked:

Snowboarding is one of the extreme sports that is becoming more and more popular. A lot of people wants to experience the fun and excitement of riding down the slopes, exploring all sorts of tricks and having that feeling of adrenaline pumping in your body.

However, you have to master the basics if you want to ride like a pro. Here’s a few things that will make your snowboarding a much more enjoyable experience:

*Always choose a board that’s the right size for you. The board should be reaching somewhere between your chin and collarbone. For the beginner it’s a good idea to get one that’s a bit shorter and therefore easier to maneuver. For the width, the board should be just as wide as your boots standing across the top.

*The equipment you choose depends on whether you are intending to do the “freestyle/freeride” style or “alpine/carving”. Freestyle equipment uses a soft boot and a relatively short, maneuverable board, While the alpine board is thicker and heavier to give a more smooth ride.

*The clothes you wear also have a great impact on your snowboarding pleasure. The clothes you are wearing should be fitting but yet comfortably loose. In this way you can move with ease but you don’t risk to have the clothes getting caught in anything. Snowboarding boots should be comfortable and and not too tight, in opposition to skiing boots.

Don’t hold back on protection from the elements, get: goggles, good gloves, a hat or helmet and if you want extra protection for your tailbone and bottom pick up some protective pants.

When you are all set for the slopes, don’t forget to start off slowly. My recommendation is getting at least one lesson to begin with. Instead of “crashing and burning” like I did my first time, a lesson can save you lots of bumps and bruises!

Here is one of the most important keys to get the most out of snowboarding, be present and relaxed. I found that snowboarding can be a truly magical experience of being in the moment. It’s great to feel each movement, every twist and turn while you’re riding down the slope.

One more tip that is of great value is to practice tricks with friends. Even if you have some skills it’s a good idea to have someone nearby so you can look after each other. It’s not only fun to do things together, it’s also a great way to improve your skill. By sharing your tricks with one another you’re learning becomes both faster and easier.

Don’t miss out on the amazing experience that snowboarding can be. Get ready and enjoy the exciting moments on the slopes!

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March 23rd, 2009 at 4:11 am