How To: Wax a snowboard without an iron

This particular video demonstrates a method to wax your snowboard. This method of waxing the snowboard does not involve use of iron. It is done using a large piece of wax and a piece of cork. Firstly we need to rub the piece of wax over the surface of the snowboard. Hard rub is required and one ball jay is the most efficient. After rubbing for some time we need to polish the waxed using a large round piece of cork. After polishing for some time you will discover a shiny looking snowboard read...

How To: Fall safely on a snowboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to fall safely on a snowboard. You will want to make sure you are in a position that makes it safe for you to fall either backwards or forwards. When falling forward land on knees first then forearms. When falling backwards, flex your knees and fall on your butt. Keep your chin to your knees to avoid injury to your head. Also, make sure you have the correct gear to wear while you are out snowboarding. Another great tip is to not go on courses that are too advanc...

How To: Pop an ollie on a snowboard for beginners

Sierra Snowboard demonstrates how to pop an ollie on a snowboard. An ollie is a basic but mandatory trick when riding a snowboard. When popping up on a snowboard do not jump off of your toes. If you jump off of your toes it is not considered an ollie. Make sure that you also do not jump off of your heels. First, keep your body square and balanced so that you are parallel with the board. Be sure to bend at the knees and not at the waist. Quickly shift your weight to the back foot. Load up the ...

How To: Properly buff a snowboard

Buffing a snowboard usually occurs after it's been waxed and scraped properly. This is usually the final step for a snowboard and really helps with the overall cosmetic look of the board. Buffing it from tip to tail will lead to a nice smooth base for a nice looking finish. To do this, check out the tutorial above and enjoy!

How To: Ride switch on a snowboard

Doug from Sierra Snowboard demonstrates how to ride switch on a snowboard. As you approach riding switch, do not think about riding backwards. Rather, consider using the strength in your riding to riding with a new foot forward. Take a stance where you can drive from one end of the board to the other. Roll your upper leg out to prevent tucking of the knees. Keep your hips square to the board and do not over rotate them from one end of the board to the other. Rotate your torso and move towards...

How To: Do straight runs in snowboarding

In this tutorial, we learn how to do straight runs in snowboarding. Keep the base of your snowboard flat on the snow and point your board directly downhill. Look and point downhill and focus on the ahead terrain. Keep your body aligned over your snowboard. Bend your ankles and knees to maintain your position. Keep your ankles and knees loose so you can absorb bumps in the road. Once you learn how to do these different tricks on the board, you will be on your way to riding a lot better than be...

How To: Master basic mobility on your snowboard

In this video we learn how to master basic mobility on your snowboard. Look and point in the direction you want to travel then transfer weight onto your back foot and slide the snowboard forward. Transfer weight onto your front foot to enable the board to glide forward. Change direction by lifting the snowboard and pivoting on the back of your feet. To climb, place your snowboard perpendicular to the fall line. Then, step your free foot over the snowboard and dig your toe edge into the snow. ...

How To: toeside sideslip in snowboarding

In this tutorial we learn how to toeside sideslip in snowboarding. Keep your head up and your eyes looking directly uphill. Bend your knees and maintain a straight upper body. Make sure to go slowly and take your time so you are more likely to get the feel of the hill. Apply pressure to your toe edge by driving your knees towards the snow. Also, maintain even weight on both feet with your arms to the side for more balance. Once you have these tips practiced and learned, you will become a bett...

How To: Carve in snowboarding

In this video, we learn how to carve in snowboarding. While you are riding the snowboard, you will want to move your body weight so you are making a carving motion with your board along the side of the mountain and down the slope. Make sure you pay attention to where your legs are placed so you are properly pushing your weight on the ends of the board. If you fall, make sure you try to fall with your rear end so you don't break your knees or hands when you go down. With practice, this will ge...

How To: Wax a snowboard in a quick and easy way

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wax a snowboard. The materials required for waxing are: wax (cold, warm, or all temp), an iron, scraper (plastic or metal) and a hard bristled brush (or rough side of a sponge). Begin by laying the board with the base facing up. Turn the iron on and melt the wax. Move the wax around to evenly distribute it on the base. Then use the iron to spread the wax in a thin layer. Allow the wax to cool for 30 minute and remove the layer with your scraper. Bu...

How To: Perform a frontside 720 on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a frontside 720 on a snowboard.

How To: Build a backyard quarterpipe for snowboarding

In this video, our author, Jimmy Jacobs, shows us how to build a quarter pipe. He shows use many ways to grip the shovel to form our quarter pipe such as “the granny” or the “railroad”. Please make sure your shovel has a sharp tip, otherwise this will be difficult. From here, just repeatedly hit your pile of snow with the sharp tip of your shovel to smooth out the surface. It is important to note that you it helpful to build your pile first, instead of trying to smooth the snow before...

How To: Perform a manual on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a manual on a snowboard.

How To: Do a method grab air on your snowboard

Transitioning from riding a snowboard on the ground to launching it (and you) into the air off jumps is scary and dangerous. That doesn't stop people from doing it though, and this video offers a lot of good advice for how to take an air off a ramp with your snowboard. Specifically, it describes how to perform a Method grab while in the air and land it successfully.

How To: Hit a hip jump

Hips are sweet for all levels, from beginners to pro-caliber shreds. A hip is usually the mellowest feature in a snowboard park because there's no knuckle you need to clear. You can go as slow as you want to and just creep off the takeoff or "send it" to the end once you gain confidence.—Chad Otterstrom. Hit a hip jump.

How To: Do a manual on a snowboard

The manual is one of the most basic, ancient tricks in all of extreme sports. It is basically a wheelie on a board. This video offers tips for how to perform a manual successfully on a snowboard, and describes how practicing and improving your manual skills will lead to improvements in all sorts of other tricks as well, like ollies and tailslides, both of which use the same position.

How To: Do a board press on a snowboard

Sierra Snowboard describes how to pull off a board press on your snowboard. The most important aspects of the board press are using your legs to flex the board and setting up your body to balance over the press. Approach the press in an upright, balanced stance and move into the press. Flex down on the leg closest to the end of the board that you want to press and pull up your other leg. At the end of the press, give one last hard press of the leg and pop back into your centered stance. Alter...

How To: Link turns on a snowboard

In this video, we learn how to link turns on a snowboard. First, you are going to want to start in a good balance stance. You will need to learn to use your legs to release your edge and lean into the fall line so you're into a comfortable stance. To release the board into a new turn, drive towards the nose of the board while flattening the foot into the snow. Flex your ankle so you are in a better position to steer the board. You can also rotate your hips to help steer the board. Use your le...

How To: Build a snowboard box

In this video we learn how to build a snowboard box. First, decide on a size for your box and write out the dimensions. Then, buy your frame for the box and follow the structure of the box with it having four sides. After you have built the frame, put on the wood to complete the sides and make the box enclosed. Use screws placed into the frame to make sure it's completely secure. You may also want to install handles so this is easier to handle. Once you're finished with your box you can paint...

How To: Do the frontside and backside 180 on a snowboard

This video illustrates how to do a front side and backside 180 on a snowboard. This process is done by the following steps.Step 1You need a helmet, packing snow, shovel and a snowboard.Step 2Learn to carve a switch.Step 2Make a jump.Step 3Make sure there is no one on the way.Step 4Make sure the hill is long and you go down fast so that you get more air which means that you get more time for a full spin of 180.Step 5Bend your knees down.Step 6Spin your lower body first and focus on landing. th...

How To: Wax a snowboard properly

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wax a snowboard. The materials required for waxing are: wax (cold, medium or warm temperature), scraper, brush, iron, wax paper, cloth and gloves. Begin by wiping the board with the cloth. Now rub the wax on the board. Then hold the wax against the iron to melt it, and then rub it on the board. The press the iron on some wax paper and spread it across the board. Leave it too cool for about 20-30 minutes. Then use the scrape to remove the wax layer....

How To: Do a heelside pendulum in snowboarding

In this video we learn how to do a heelside pendulum in snowboarding. Start by sideslipping on your heal edge. Then, tap on one leg to increase pressure on that foot. Reduce the angle and then you can slide your board down where you are facing. Look and point in the direction of desired travel. Tapping on both legs means even pressure distribution on both feet. Increase edge angle with even pressure on both feet to slow down and stop. Although you will start out slow at first, these are great...

How To: Perform an ollie on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform an ollie on a snowboard.

How To: Perform a frontside 180 on a snowboard

Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes With Style There was a time when simply riding a snowboard made you the extreme guy on the slopes. But now, with more people strapping on a board instead of skis, the stakes have been raised. Fortunately, we've lined up this video tutorial to keep you on the cutting edge. See how to perform a frontside 180 on a snowboard.

How To: Make a snowboarding box

In this video, we learn how to make a snowboard box. The box will be 10 ft long by 1.5 feet wide and 2 feet tall. For the box structure, make small cube like structures that are surrounded by large boards holding them up. Screw all the pieces of wood together, then cut out your plywood and place it on the wood to make a shell. Check to make sure the box is sturdy by standing on it, then place plastic on the bottom of the wood to keep it away from snow or rain. When finished, use the board to ...

How To: Ride powder on a snowboard

James Stentiford talks you through the basics of riding a snowboard on deep snow in this how-to video. No need to change postures or weight distribution in powder, because you'll lose power and direction. Watch this video snowboarding tutorial and learn how to ride powder snow. Ride powder on a snowboard.

How To: Ride a t-bar lift for snowboarding

A t-bar, as shown in this how-to video, is similar to a button lift when snowboarding. No need to sit down or worry about falling off, a t-bar gently pulls the snowboarder up the slope. Watch this video snowboarding tutorial and learn how to ride a t-bar. Ride a t-bar lift for snowboarding.

How To: Wax, tune and detune your snowboard

In this video you will learn how to wax, tune, and DE-tune your snowboard. The first thing you're going for tuning and DE-tuning your board is to take a bill file and file your board right where it starts to curve (do this on every corner of your board). Then when you're ready to clean the base of your board you take your base citrus cleaner and pour some onto a rag and wipe it on the board until its clean. Then when you're ready to wax your board take your wax and melt it over the board usin...

How To: Ride a button lift

Not all snowboarding slopes have bucket lifts, but button or t-bar lifts, like shown in this how-to video. T-bar lifts may look a little dangerous, but as long as you put the hang bar between your legs and hold tight, the lift will take you up nice and easy. Watch this video snowboarding tutorial and learn how to ride a button or t-bar lift. Ride a button lift.

How To: Do a frontside 720 on a snowboard

Performing a 720, or two full revolutions, on a snowboard can be daunting, especially if you've had trouble doing 180's and 360's. Really, they are much the same though, you just have to keep spinning! This quick video breaks down how to perform a 720 successfully in a halfpipe. They make it sounds a little easier than it actually is, but the tips they offer are valuable and should have you spinning like a dervish in no time.

How To: Wax a snowboard in two minutes

To wax a snowboard you will need an iron, board wax, a flat scraper and a buffer pad. First, use the iron to melt the wax. The iron should be hot enough to cause the wax to quickly drip but not hot enough to produce smoke. Iron the wax onto the snowboard by using small concentric circles to melt the wax evenly. Go over spots several times, if necessary. Be sure to use wax that is appropriate for your riding conditions. Scrape the excess wax off of the board. Use a buffer pad like the rough si...

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