Learning to snowboard can be a mix of different emotions. Some people hate it and never do it again, other’s love it and are addicts for life. It all depends on how you learn to snowboard. Here are several ways you can learn to snowboard;
Get some lessons
It is usually better to get lessons from a professional instructor. Learning from friends is not always easy when they can’t remember quite what it was like in the beginning. Lessons can be quite expensive, but if you are on holiday with friends who already ski or board, you can’t spend all day hanging out with them as you will hold them up as there will be a difference in abilities.
Having the right clothing is important. Waterproof trousers and a jacket are important, as you’ll spend a disproportionate amount of time in the first few days sitting on the ground – either listening/watching during lessons or because you have fallen over. Because of this close contact with the snow, you’ll also want thermals to keep your nether regions warm and cozy. Take a selection of layers on holiday with you so you can match them to the conditions – ask friends what they expect to need on a particular day. Snowboarders are more likely to end up with their hands in the snow, so gloves with long cuffs and a drawstring are helpful for not getting snow up the arms of your coat. A hat and goggles complete your ensemble.
Unlike skiers, who often don’t use much safety equipment, when snowboarding, it is a good idea to have some. The safety gear will guard you in case you fall over.
Ensure you are fit
Ensuring you are fit is very essential – Usually there is a lot of walking uphill with your snowboard under your arm, particularly on nursery slopes. When you are fit the learning process is easy.
Take a snack
Eating it will give you some energy when you are tired and give you something to do during the sitting down bits.
The first few days of learning to snowboard are acknowledged to be hard – there’s a lot of wipeouts and frustration. Learning to use a button lift (which is simple for skiers) is a nightmare for boarders. Perseverance here will win the day – there is often a “eureka” moment and once that happens you are on the road to progression from beginner to intermediate.
Having an instructor is another method of learning, you learn snowboard tips and are taken to easier spots on the mountain. However, the problem with hiring an instructor is that it costs so much money and right when your starting to figure things out the lesson is over. So you are left with a hundred questions and have to decide whether it’s worth it to hire an instructor again.
The ultimate method of learning how to snowboard is by going through a process known as pre-training. It will be able to enhance you to be meander the slopes, physical training, mental training, and on and off hill practicing. The pre-practice using your snowboarding instructor can make your learning process easy even before your first day. This is true because it prepares you well psychologically and even when you make the first attempt to snowboard you feel like you are used to doing it.
Snowboarding is one of the best sports ever. You want to give yourself a fair shot at enjoying it. The Pre-practicing process is very effective in ensuring you have all the confidence you require in your snowboarding endeavor. You should know that when you hire an equipment you are doing yourself a favor for it is not too expensive, but often times the hire equipment isn’t always in the best condition or not the perfect size for you. So to further increase your chances of loving this sport you should just get your own gear. You should also get some time and go through the user manual for it will very essential in knowing what type of gear you should go for and how effective they are in your snowboarding endeavor.