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Part 5: "C"-Turns&Linking To "S"-Turns

Target Audience: Beginner Snowboarders

In this video, with great emphasis on leaning forward and pivoting on your front foot and kicking with your back foot, I'll teach you how to get from your toeside to your heelside for your first "C"-turn. Then we'll flip it over to get you to "C"-turn from your heelside to your toe side. With the "45 Degree Rule", I'll show you how to link your "C"-turns for your first "S"-turn.

UPDATE: A lot of people on their first day lack the confidence, balance, and overall feel for the snow and slope to be able to execute smooth turns. It's even more difficult with bumpy uneven terrain and sometimes conditions just aren't ideal. Add that to having a bunch of other skiers and riders around you (many being beginners trying to do the same thing) makes for a pretty scary and intimidating environment. I found that teaching this method (skidded/rudder turns) builds confidence and comfort sooner. I would rather people be able to use both edges in succession earlier and then fine tune their technique afterwards than to try to get everything smooth the first time around and fall and get discouraged.

Speed tends to scare beginners the most and being able to kick out the back foot makes for quick braking and, overall, a more dynamic and agile sense of composure. It's also easy to transition to more proper and smooth turning techniques once confidence has been built.

NOTE: My goal with these videos is not to get first time riders to "carve" on their first day, but to build their confidence with utilizing both edges in succession to get down the hill (break them away from relying on leafing down the hill). The focus is to NOT fall. Developing back foot maneuverability also allows for quicker reactions to avoid obstacles and collisions. A proper carve is definitely going to take much longer to learn than one day, especially because it does require more speed and advanced control.

Location: Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Shot with: GoPro HD Hero + Dynatran AT-1015 Monopod

Gear:
Snowboard: 2013 Thrive Renegade 154
Bindings: 2012 Union Force SL
Boots: 2012 Nike Zoom Force 1
Pants: Burton AK 2L Stagger
Jacket: Under Armour (UA MTN)
Goggles: Oakley Crowbar
Helmet: Sandbox Brain Bucket

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Part 1: Getting Familiar With Your Snowboard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77zw97nk6GI&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLYutNdsfEO1KouB47yyOZQrx0-dMEdXSY

Part 2: "J"-Turns&Getting Off The Ski Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8MvTi8hJdE&list=PLYutNdsfEO1KouB47yyOZQrx0-dMEdXSY

Part 3: Braking&Leafing Heelside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzDWDo3i-k&list=PLYutNdsfEO1KouB47yyOZQrx0-dMEdXSY

Part 4: Braking&Leafing Toeside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s2WFIsJ4ng&list=PLYutNdsfEO1KouB47yyOZQrx0-dMEdXSY

Part 5: "C"-Turns&Linking To "S"-Turns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2_Ax3gAX_0&list=PLYutNdsfEO1KouB47yyOZQrx0-dMEdXSY

Links:
http://www.thrivesnowboards.com
http://www.trusnow.com

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