The snowboard position is very important. It is good to know how the correct snowboard position looks, because as I watch snowboarders on the slopes, I think that not everyone knows this. A lot of people have an “open” position. This means that the body is turned to the front of the board and the weight is transferred to the back leg, which helps to make a turn. Snowboards have two edges: the edge of the frontside (toes), and the edge of the backside (heels). To fully take advantage of our boards, such as when riding or turning on steep slopes, we cannot ballast (push) only the back of the edge of the board, it should also be pushed in the front.
Everything on the snowboard, such as turns or jumps in the snow park start with the correct settings and positioning on the snowboard.
As you jump and your body is turned to the front of the board, your weight is on your back leg, you’re not fully taking advantage of the flexibility of the board, and because of this you will be flying and not able to land properly. The quality of the jump minus 500!;)
Snowboard position during turns.
If we don’t push on front of the board during turns, we are not able to go faster, we lose control over the board, and are unable to go long on the edge (carving turns).
Why skiers are faster, not because of poles;)
Do not limit the possibilities of your snowboard!
Snowboard positioning includes:
-Setting feet, just as we have set binding.
-Feet are pointing outward.
-Legs are bent at the ankle, knees and hip!
-Knees bend outward.
-Torso is straight.
-Hands are point forward and to the side.
Head is facing in the direction that you’re riding.
January 29, 2014 Nina Orzeł