Hot Snowboarding How-Tos

How To: Slide a kink rail

After you get comfortable with boxes and flat rails, it's time to step up to a kinked rail. Kinked rails are better and more fun that straight rails because they're more technical and challenging. Slide a kink rail.

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: 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: Perform a "frontside 270 on 270 off" 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 "270 0n 270 off" on a snowboard.

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: 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: 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: 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: Wax and scrape your snowboard

In this video by 585 Productions, Jake teaches you how to wax and scrape your snowboard. You will need an iron, a plastic, scraper, and a Scotch-Brite pad. Before you begin, loosen the bindings because heating the board with the screws tight can warp the base. First take the Scotch-Brite pad and wipe down the entire board in order to get all the grime, dirt, and old wax off of it. Next, using an iron that has temperature control, set it to get hot enough to melt the wax, but not so hot that t...

How To: Wax your snowboard like a pro for the best results

If you are a snowboarder, it is important to wax your board. By waxing your snowboard you will get the best results down the side of the mountain, every time. In this tutorial, learn how to wax like a professional boarder. This video clip is very thorough and will guide you every step of the way. So grab your board and wax it up.. see you on the slopes!

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: Do a frontside boardslide to fakie on a snowboard

Can you do a backside 180 off a jump on your snowboard? Then you can probably do a frontside boardslide to fakie. This video explains how the technique used to do the former trick can also be used to perform the latter by simply landing on a rail partway through the trick and then finishing your rotation when you get to the end of it. If there are rails on the mountain where you board, give this a try!

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: Choose the correct size for your snowboard

In this video, Sierra Snowboard gives us some tips on how to select the snowboard that's right for you. Each board comes in a number of different sizes, and most boards come with a size chart specific for that board. These charts can be vague, but are good starting points for selecting your size. One thing to consider is your bossy type. The weight of the rider is the primary factor in selecting the size of a snowboard. You'll notice that the height of a rider is not listed on a size chart. I...

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: 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: 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: 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: Frontside 540

Bryan Fox shows you how to do a frontside 540. As you are approaching the lip take a big heelside turn and pop off your toes. Put your head into your front shoulder and keep your rotation flat. Frontside 540.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Wax your snowboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to wax your snowboard. First, you will want to clean your board off of any impurities. Once you have done this, you will need to take your wax and run it on the edge of the board all the way around. After you have done this several times, run the wax around the board from the top to the bottom. Feel with your other hand all the way around the board to see how it feels with the wax on it. Then, spray the board with water and wipe it off. When you're finished, you...

How To: Do a toeside pendulum in snowboarding

In this video, we learn how to do a toeside pendulum in snowboarding. Start by sideslipping on your toe edge. Take note that tapping on one leg represents increased pressure on that foot. Look and point in the direction that you want to travel, then tap on both legs to get even pressure on both feet. Increase edge angle with even pressure on both feet to slow down and stop moving on the board. Once you get these tips and tricks down you can better understand how to ride the snowboard. Remembe...

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: 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: Install a snowboard stomp pad

Here is the final video in the CNC Stomp Pad Tutorial Video Series. In this video, we go over the final assembly of the stomp pad. Then we watch as we used double sided... More» tape to adhere it to the snowboard. Finally we take a look at some final photos of the CNC Stomp Pad on the Snowboard. One Final Note: The Stomp Pad works perfectly. I love the fact you can customize your life with CNC.

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