16 Summary and Check Your Knowledge

Key Takeaways

  • Proper body position in snowboarding requires an understanding of stance, balance, and weight distribution.
  • Basic skills a skier should first achieve includes getting in and out of the snowboarding, moving around by skating and gliding, control and stopping, and getting up from the ground.
  • A snowboarder can then transition to practicing skills on smaller slopes first using the magic carpet and then riding the chair lift.
  • On intermediate terrain a snowboarder can improve skills related to traversing and turning with the goal to be mastering linked turns.
  • As a snowboarders progresses in skill level it is important to practice varying the shape of your turns to control speed and adjust to different terrain.
  • Riding switch is an additional skill that can help increase confidence and board control.


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