In this post we will be discussing some more advanced snowboarding techniques, such as ollie’s, rail grinding and half pipe riding. If you are not experienced with snowboarding then you may not want to try these techniques until you know what you are doing. You may be severely injured if you do not have the proper experience.
To do an ollie, you will need to move both of your legs independently. You will flex one leg and the snowboard will slide in that direction. Then you will flex the other leg very fast and then you can pop off the tail of the snowboard and pull it up in the air. Then you will land with your weight distributed evenly and board being flat.
The first thing that you should know about rail grinding on a snowboard is that it’s best to do on a smaller snowboard because they are more flexible and easier to turn. It just works better with a shorter snowboard.
When you are getting ready to approach the rail you should not be doing a bunch of turns, you want to set yourself up with the right speed. You want to go straight into it with the point of the snowboard. Keep your feet flat and your weight directly over your snowboard.
It helps to look at the end of the rail. When you look at the end of the rail it helps you actually get there. When you land you want to spot yourself while bending your knees.
Half Pipe Riding
Riding a half pipe can be easy if you know the proper techniques. It is best to start with smaller half pipes and work your way up to the bigger ones, but these instructions can be followed for any size half pipe. Always remember to keep your knees bent when you are snowboarding.
When dropping into the half pipe, you will need to do an ollie on your snowboard. You want to land with your weight on your heels. When you come down on the half pipe, you will need to push off the wall with your feet to add speed and momentum. You will also push off the wall when you are going up the side to get back down, this will give you the momentum and speed needed to get over to the other side of the half pipe. Then you just keep pumping your weight up and down each side.
Now that you know a few advanced snowboarding techniques, you can go out and practice doing ollies and have fun riding rails and half pipes. You will be snowboarding like a professional before you know it.
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