How To Stop On A Snowboard | Snowboarding For Beginners In North Carolina

How To Stop On A Snowboard | Snowboarding For Beginners In North Carolina


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What’s up?
So I’m here at the Cataloochee Ski Area
in Maggie Valley, North Carolina,
and today I’m gonna be showing you
how to stop on a snowboard.
Check it out.
When your going down the mountain,
and you’re getting scared,
your first initial reaction,
if it was like mine, is just to lean back.
But you don’t want to do that
because you’re just gonna
fall and bust your butt.
So I’m gonna show you a few things today
that are super important
that’s gonna get you
more control and balance
on your snowboard.
It’s gonna help you to stop on a dime.
(rhythmic electronic music)
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Now when it comes to stopping,
if you haven’t seen my recent video
on how to turn on a snowboard,
go ahead and watch that.
That’s gonna preface the stop.
Getting onto your heels,
getting onto your toes
that’s what turning is all about.
So when we’re gonna stop on a snowboard,
again, you’re either
gonna be on your heels,
or you’re gonna be on your toes.
I’ll show you a clip later
today of me purposefully
busting my butt, leaning back,
because when I first started
snowboarding three years ago
for the first time in Germany actually,
no one taught me how to stop.
I kept leaning back, and
I kept falling on my butt,
and it wasn’t till I
came to this very resort
in Cataloochee Ski Area
that I hired my first snowboarding coach,
and he made the world
of difference for me.
So I just want to share
some of my knowledge
of what I’ve learned over the years.
So when you’re starting off,
you’re gonna actually
need to get up, right?
And so if you can’t get up
from a squatted position,
check out some of my other
videos on how to lunge
and how to train on a snowboard
because you’re gonna be able
to better your leg strength.
But you can also roll over.
So basically I’m gonna pick my leg up.
If I’m laying on my back,
I’m gonna pick my leg up
and scoot myself over,
and then I can get up,
and I’m gonna go on my toes.
And then the other way I’m gonna show you
is doing it on my heels.
So I’ll come back.
So when we’re first starting off,
basically we need to get up.
On a hill, it’s a lot easier.
So I’m gonna push my hands kind
of like this crab position,
and this is how I’m gonna go.
Now if you’re sliding,
and the hill’s very steep,
you’re gonna start sliding
down a little, and that’s okay.
But it’s a little bit
perfectly sticky right here,
so I’m able to get into a squat.
So remember, if you saw my training video,
I’m talking about how to
purposefully just squat
and use your hands,
and get in that standing position.
(laughs) All right?
Now, there may be some times you mess up,
and that’s okay.
So I’m gonna keep going.
But I’m on my heels, okay?
This is basically how I’m gonna stop.
You want to find that sweet
spot where you can balance,
and just rock onto your heels.
I’m modulating the pressure,
putting a little bit of
forward pressure on my toes,
and staying on my heels.
This is so I’ll come to a complete stop.
If I want to stop completely,
well I’ll stay on my heels,
but sometimes you can’t
stay perfectly balanced,
and you fall back, right?
And now I’m gonna show you on my toes.
So if you’re on a big hill,
let’s just go ahead and flip it over.
So I’ll flip it over.
And now, this will probably be
a little bit easier to start off.
So I’m just literally gonna
push up, and I’m balancing.
I’m on my toes, and I’m squatted,
and then again, modulating the pressure.
So all I’m doing is…
Again if I’m leaning too far to one side,
I want to lean my weight to the other side
so I can go a little bit the other way.
But you want to make sure
that you’re just putting a little bit
of forced pressure on your toes.
So I can (speaker drowned out),
I’ll lean onto my toes for it.
If I lose my balance, that’s okay.
Come back up.
So I’m on my toes.
I might be moving around.
That’s okay.
But I’m inching, and I’m just modulating
how much pressure I put on my toes.
If I want to slide back,
I get onto my heels a little bit.
If I want to stop, I’m
more on my toes, okay?
Also,
your calves are gonna catch on fire.
So make sure you watch
one of my other videos
where I’m at the
Colorado in the ski resort there, and I’m
doing some mobility
because mobility’s gonna
be super important,
so your calves and shins don’t get lit up
because a lot of times
when you’re trying to find your balance,
if you haven’t stretched
your calves and your shins,
they’re gonna catch on fire.
And that’s generally
your first experience.
Why you have to stop,
why you have to take breaks,
because your legs are catching on fire.
So those are a little bit of the basics,
but then we start actually
moving down the mountain,
when I show you here in a second,
that’s when you’re gonna basically apply
a turn onto a heel slide or a toe slide.
So like I said, watch my video
on how to turn on a snowboard
because basically you’re just gonna be
stopping a lot harder.
Instead of turning, you’re gonna turn
and come to a stop.
Sometimes you’re gonna be sliding
to another side of the mountain,
and you feel like you’re out of control.
The way to stop that is
to put all that weight
onto that leading leg.
And if you’re a beginner,
you can go ahead and point your hand
in that direction you want to go.
So let’s say if I’m sliding
to the left of the mountain,
and I want to go right,
I need to put that
weight onto my right leg,
no matter if you ride
regular, or switch, or goofy,
you’re still gonna want to be comfortable
putting weight into either leg
because you may ride regular,
and then you find yourself
going on your right leg forward,
and it doesn’t feel right.
But you need to be comfortable
going in that direction.
So if I’m on my heels, and
I feel like I’m going left,
I got to put my weight here.
Put all your weight there.
That’s gonna start taking you down.
So (laughs) again, sometimes
you may lose your balance.
You want to be able to squat.
But you want to put that
weight into that right leg,
and then that right hip coming forward,
and I’m on my heels.
And again, if you want to go to the left,
I’m gonna put my weight transfer,
I’m gonna press all that
weight into my left leg,
and then push it into my left hip,
and look at where I want to go.
If you lose your balance, you’ll sit back.
And if you need to come back up,
you’re back in that squat.
But again, to put on the
brakes a little bit more,
all you’re gonna do is put
more pressure on your heels
until you can comfortably sit back.
And if you put your feet
a little bit flatter
like this for example, I’m gonna squat.
That’s a heel slide.
And then also for example,
if I’m on my toes,
I could stop.
More pressure on my toes.
If I slide back, I get on my heels,
and I’m flat, and I’m sliding back.
So now we’re gonna speed things up.
I’m gonna come in real
hot, get into a heel slide,
and then I’m gonna come in real hot,
and get into a toe slide,
and I’m gonna explain
exactly how to stop on a dime
on your heels or on your toes.
(rhythmic electronica music)
Boom, on my heels.
I put on the brakes.
So all I did there is I put
my weight into that front leg,
and I used my back leg as a rudder,
and I just whipped my hip around.
So coming down,
back leg,
whip.
So again, all I did there
is I put that weight into my front leg,
and I used my back leg as a rudder,
and I whipped it around real fast.
Again, when you’re doing slow turns
and slowly stopping, you put
that weight on that front leg,
point your head, hands, head, shoulders
where you want to go.
But again, as you get a little
bit more comfortable with it,
and you need to stop on a dime,
your back leg, which is your power leg,
your more dominant leg,
you’re gonna be using that
one to push your hips,
and stop how hard you want to stop.
So if I want to stop
hard, and I’m going down,
whip that leg around,
lean back onto your heels,
and put on the brakes.
As you do it more and more,
try and go a little faster,
and stop a little harder
because heaven forbid
you accidentally come
close to hitting someone.
You need to be able to
stop so you don’t hurt you,
or that other person.
Now the toe slide, there’s
two little variations
I found, personally.
I’m gonna come in real hot,
and I’m gonna look up the
mountain and put on the brakes,
which is what you would definitely do
when you’re a beginner.
And then the next one I’m gonna do,
I’m gonna counter rotate.
So I’m gonna look down the mountain,
and I’m gonna counter rotate my hips
looking down to get on my
toes, and putting on the brake.
I like to do that to shave
off a little bit of speed
from time to time.
So as I’m going down, and if
I’m about the hit a feature,
or I’m about to hit a jump,
or I’m about to hit somebody,
I’m gonna curve some speed on my toes.
That’s one of my favorite ways to stop.
So let’s do it.
(rhythmic electronica music)
So that was the first way I stopped.
All I did there is I put my
weight into my front foot,
I spun around, I started leaning my weight
into that front leg, that hip,
and I shifted my hips, I rotated my head,
and I just looked the other way,
and I looked up the mountain.
When you’re first doing your toe slides,
and you’re stopping on your toes,
that is the best way to do it
obviously too, so when you stop,
you can look up the mountain
to make sure no one’s gonna hit you.
I’m gonna do it again,
but now I’m gonna brake check.
I’m gonna look forward,
and counter rotate my body
by shifting and rotating
my hips and my lower body,
yet I’m gonna keep my
upper body facing straight.
So that way, I can put
on the brakes on my toes
while looking straight.
(rhythmic electronica music)
Boom.
So I just put on the brakes.
I was on my toes.
Again, my head, my shoulders
are facing that way,
but I rotated my hips.
My shoulders are pointed
that way a little bit.
They’re not fully forward,
but I rotated my body.
I basically just looked
with my head, and I stopped.
Then if I want to keep going,
put that weight in my front leg.
If I need to stop,
whip that back leg around,
push the pressure through my heels,
and then you can sit down on the ground,
and you’re putting on the brakes.
Thank you so much for
watching today’s video.
I really hope this helps
you stop on a snowboard
because when you’re
going down the mountain,
guess what you’re gonna have to do.
You’re gonna eventually
have to stop, right?
And you want to either do it in style,
or you want to do safely.
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  • Time Stamps To Skip Around:

    Giveaway Details: 10:15

    Official Rules:

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    Heel Side Balance: 3:08

    Toe Side Balance: 3:32

    Point Where You Want To Go: 5:12

    Heel Slide Stop: 6:54

    Toe Slide Stop Looking Up The Mountain: 8:40

    Toe Slide Stop Looking Down The Mountain: 9:29

    Giveaway Details: 10:15

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