How To One Foot Straight Line On A Snowboard

How To One Foot Straight Line On A Snowboard


There are a ton of times you’ll need to
go down hills with just one foot strapped into your snowboard. Getting off
the chairlift is probably the most common one, it’s important that you’re
able to ride in control speed and direction with just one foot strapped in.
The first step is just doing straight lines down a small hill to get comfortable
balancing on your snowboard as you slide down. Find a small slope,
ideally ending with a long flat or slightly uphill run out, so you don’t
have to worry about stopping. Climb up a few meters to a point you feel
comfortable dropping in straight from. Pivot your board so the nose is pointing
straight down the fall line but make sure to keep your free foot planted in
the snow until you’re ready to go. In one smooth movement take your free foot and
place it on top of your board against the back binding and off you go. Try to
stand with your knees flexed, back straight, head up and hands over your
nose and tail. Your board will generally go where your shoulders go. If your hands
are hanging out on either side of your snowboard, it’ll turn your shoulders,
making your snowboard want to turn as well. Keep your shoulders aligned with
your snowboard to stay in a straight line.
Glide along until the hill brings you to a stop. It’s common to want to lean back
as you slide down the slope. This puts you on to your back foot making it
difficult to balance and keep control. Try to have your shoulders parallel with
the slope to make it easier to keep equal weight on both feet. If you can’t find a
hill that runs out too flat or uphill, you’ll have to stop yourself before you
run into something.The easiest way to slow down and stop yourself is to drag
your toe or heel in the snow. But make sure you keep part of your foot on the
snowboard against your back binding. Otherwise the splits become a pretty
real scenario. Do a bunch of laps gliding down and
experiment with how you stand on your board. Stand as tall as you can. Get as
low as you can. Then try somewhere in between. Lean
forwards, lean backwards. Then try it centered. If you’re feeling really good,
you can even try a few small jumps as you glide along. This tutorial has been
filmed at Whistler Blackcomb. I’m Duncan Mainland from Snowboard Addiction, our
goal is to improve your riding!

Antonio Breitenberg

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6 thoughts on “How To One Foot Straight Line On A Snowboard

  1. ChazFilms says:

    Last

  2. Harry Forks says:

    Thanks for still making videos, love the channel and my training board!

    Could you please consider doing a tutorial on powder butters. As in, frontside 180 to switch tail press, cab 180 out.

  3. Harry Forks says:

    Thanks for still making videos, love the channel and my training board!

    Could you please consider doing a tutorial on powder butters. As in, frontside 180 to switch tail press, cab 180 out.

  4. buck choi says:

    Sick jacket.

  5. Ray03 ! says:

    I strap my foot in my bindings on the chair lift

  6. the1412 says:

    amazing video, keep up the good work

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