Just a few days ago, I talked with my former athlete who is recently coaching young Chinese female talents.
She is feeling bad because one of her athletes got injured while coaching.
They were trying to get used to hitting a big jump.
Her athlete was scared and couldn't commit to it.
She tried to encourage her athlete to help to commit.
Then her athlete committed and hit the jump, and crashed hard from her back.
Her athlete didn’t get serious injuries but get a trauma.
She has experienced the same situation many times while in training and in the contest.
And she was believing that encouragement helps athletes to get over the fear and to raise their performance.
But now, she can’t decide between pushing or stopping athletes in this difficult situation.
When it comes to controlling speed while riding the slopes, even Intermediate snowboarders struggle with this skill.
So don’t feel bad if you have to practice a bit before being comfortable with controlling your speed.
When I ask my students how to control their speed, their typical answer is “skidding” the board.
This is not wrong but we can be more specific.
Ok, let’s think about it together.
Backside Rodeo 540
Ever sport has proper steps to learn skills.
Snowboarding is an action sport but it’s more just for fun.
Due to that, it’s hard to find an actual proper way to learn snowboarding.
This is the professional coaching technique.
Want to learn tricks quickly? Learn this method now!
＜Easy Ways to Check your Stance＞
For those who want make things simple, here are tips on how to stand over the board.
This position is seen from the Toe or Heel.
Check your Triangle that made by your head and feet.
So you will be in a stable balance with your head above the center of the board.
Watch any how to videos with these 5 rules!
This tutorial shows you how to manage your practicing by having a coach in mind.
Tips in this video might not telling you how to do a trick specifically, but you will be noticed that they helps you more than typical trick tips later.
So you can learn tricks faster and more reliably with these 5 rules.
Now I’ll let you in on some secrets straight from a coach’s brain
3. Minimize Your Upper Body Rotation
Since you ride sideways in snowboarding, it's only natural to think that your body is facing sideways when on the slopes right?
Ordinarily however, humans face forward, living their day to day lives.
Since facing forward is human's natural posture, most snowboarders face forward without thinking about it when on the slopes.
Since humans live their lives facing forward, it is optimal for our bones, muscles, etc. to face the front when moving.
Because of this, a posture in which the whole body faces forward makes it easy for us to maintain balance and be able to use muscle effectively.
Ryoki Ogawa from Ninja country is killing street rails in Dirty Pimp's special edit.
He is the one of the best and stylish rider in Japan.
His skill is refined in Whistler Canada when he was 15 to 19 yrs old.
When he came over to Whistler he was just 15 years old but was already showing strong talent on jibbing.
2. Bend Your Ankles
When we talk about standing position, we know that the center of the board is where we should be.
However how do you check your position?
There are 4 ways to check your standing position.
1. Nose to Tail balance
2. Toe to Heel balance
3. Rotational balance
4. Vertical balance
1. Weight On The Back Leg
Before we start let me ask you a question, where do you think is the best place to stand over your snowboard while riding?
The center of the snowboard would be the typical answer to this question, and I would agree with this answer sometimes BUT!
Did you know that this only works best in certain terrain and snow conditions?
For example, when riding on groomed terrain with not much speed,
keeping your weight in the center of the board is certainly the best, but please watch this video carefully… are they really standing over the center of the board?