Intermediate snowboard lessons

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23 Responses to Intermediate snowboard lessons
  1. Heather
    December 26, 2012 | 9:07 pm

    Hi guys! Love the videos. You two took a great different approach that makes sense. Especially the chairlift lesson and the examples of pressure with the gas pedals of the car as I’ve been driving some 25 years. I haven’t done lessons as I don’t learn well that way. But work at a resort and my daughter is just starting to teach boarding after 4 years riding. Most are teaching to point to turn. I tried it a couple times, but it feels stupid. Used music to help me get down turns instead as it helps me tune out all the people, get out of my head, focus, and get into a rhythm. Any chance at all that you have videos on DVD??

  2. Boladji
    December 18, 2012 | 11:21 am

    awesome website and youtube channel, I wish you had more videos.
    I was able to get very comfortable with the board my first time out thanks to your tutorials.
    Thanks to you I tricked my brain into thinking I was a natural before even putting boots on.

    keep the videos coming!

  3. gdj
    August 10, 2012 | 8:52 pm

    great vids thanks! when making a dynamic carve do you put more pressure on the back foot or do a small wheelie with the front? seems a few ways to swing the board underneath and now im confused as to most efficient and smoothest method! cheers

  4. Mike
    March 27, 2012 | 8:09 pm

    A little question. I am a beginner snowboarder just had my turns linked. I know it’s mileage from here. My question is which should I aim next, getting dynamic or carving? Thanks!

    • Rick
      March 27, 2012 | 11:01 pm

      Hi Mike,

      Good job on learning the basics! As far as next steps… I would say yes. Set a goal of BOTH carving and being dynamic. The dynamic should come a little easier. Just have fun with it.

  5. baccai
    March 20, 2012 | 8:32 am

    how do i download your video so i can put it on my iphone so i can take it to the mountain and learn?

    • Rick
      March 20, 2012 | 9:29 am

      You can go to our site and download them over the air, or there is a link to our podcast feed right above the video on our front page. All our videos are available for download via iTunes.

  6. mark
    February 5, 2012 | 6:28 am

    what a superb bunch of lessons! i’ve been snowboarding for ten years and even though i had lessons at the beginning it seems i’ve been doing it wrong this whole time! no wonder i’m not progressing as i would like, i’ve developed so many bad habits. i’m looking forward to getting to a resort to try out all the stuff from your vids. so glad i found you guys and hope you manage to find the time to do some more filming. i would especially like to see the second pipe episode 🙂

  7. luis
    January 4, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    i really like your site.
    My problem is that when i go strait the snowboard keep moving like im not in control looks like the bindings were loose.Also i feel like i cutting all the time instead insted to go more strait,like i feel scare of the speed and i go in big curves.Its only 6 times i tryed untill now,and i feel like maybe sky will be better for me.Going in side way its not easy,lol.
    Thanks for the videos they are great.Happy new year.

  8. Scott
    October 25, 2011 | 9:21 pm

    absolutely awesome! Thanks you guys. I was expecting to pay for something like this! I particularly like the podcasts, so I can have little technique refreshers on the mountain.

    One idea for a video – ‘Buttering’. I really want to learn how to do that ‘penguin walk’ with buttering, as I think it would be very useful for flat spots and gentle inclines. If you guys did a video, that would be great.

    Thanks again for the top quality instruction!

  9. Murat Onder
    March 7, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    Thanks for all the videos..This is my first year for snowboarding but among all the other videos on the internet, yours are the best, very informative and detailed. Now I’m doing pretty good on slopes, and your videos get a lot of credit for that, believe me. I’m recommending your website & videos on youtube to anybody who wants to start snowboarding. Thanks for the good work..Cheers..


  10. Jay
    February 27, 2011 | 5:51 am

    Awesome lesson on getting dynamic. Can’t wait to get out tomorrow and bounce!

  11. Vonny G
    February 20, 2011 | 11:45 pm

    Thanks for the videos. What angles do you have your bindings set for?


    • Rick
      February 21, 2011 | 4:47 am

      I ride 24 inches wide with about 20 degrees on the front and -15 or so on the back.

      • Dave Trouble
        February 27, 2011 | 2:51 am

        Hi Jill and Rick,
        Thanks for your dedication to making snowboarding more accessible, everyone loves your videos! I have been trying to ride switch better, and am wondering if an increased angle in back will help with this, currently riding about 20 in front and -6 in back. I am going to increase the back angle a few degrees next time on the mountain, just wondering what an expert thinks. Establishing stance is a bit mysterious to me, I have changed it three times already and I think I am getting closer to “my stance”.

        • Jill
          February 27, 2011 | 4:46 am

          Hi Dave! Thanks for the support! It sounds like you are on the right track with your stance. For some people more back angle can help with switch, but some find it doesn’t matter. Testing out new stance angles little by little is pretty much the best way to arrive at you stance. Stance is pretty much mysterious to me too.


  12. ray
    February 10, 2011 | 7:00 pm

    thank you so much for all of the videos. Can you please make more intermediate ones?

    • Rick
      February 10, 2011 | 7:52 pm

      Thanks Ray, we are working on it, but life is getting in the way.

  13. Ian Boardman
    February 10, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    I deffinatly love the idea of practicing to some music as when i try to do this i think i tend to increase my tempo too quickly and get out of sync with where my board and bail lol 🙁

    Great vid 😀

  14. Vincent
    January 20, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Excellent website! Last year I wanted to learn how to snowboard, I’ve been skiing for 35yrs. I was one of those guys who always wondered why they let the snowboarders on the mountian, but got a wild hair and thought I’d give it a try. I found several youtube videos on how to snowboard. There were several videos showing guys turn by pointing where you want to go (chimpanzee arms). Then I found your website. Wow, a profession site showing step by step how to snowboard. I followed your beginner lessons step by step. No lessons needed at the slopes. It really helped speed up the learning curve. By mid day, I had it. It was great fun. I’m using your site this year to brush up and advance my skills. Thanks for the great site!

    • Jill
      January 22, 2011 | 4:14 am

      Thanks for the feedback Vincent! So glad the videos are helping you learn. We hope to make more videos with Intermediate lessons.

  15. Lily
    January 10, 2011 | 12:13 am

    awesome website. Thank you for the great informative
    lessons! I’m pretty new to snowboarding and this really explained a
    lot. Keep it up 🙂

  16. Andrew
    December 26, 2010 | 10:47 pm

    Nice website and very informative

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