In my opinion, one of the most important things about snowboarding is learning the right way to turn and then improving on that technique Why? Because when you learn the right technique narrow catwalks, flats, steeps every type of terrain will be easier to ride. It also makes it easier to ride on weird angled slopes. A lot of snowboarders on the slopes, unfortunately, turn with the wrong technique. Why? First, a lot of boarders learn how to turn from their friends. I learnt it that way too. Until, I met an instructor in Italy, who told me about the right technique. I have been practicing that ever since. Also a huge thanks to Ryan Knapton for providing quality content about good turns. Using your upper body to provide momentum for your turns is wrong. Trying to turn using your upper body as a driving wheel is not recommended. Wrong turns… Don’t do it like shown. Why? Because this technique makes use your back leg like a windshield wiper. You can go very fast this way, you can be very “comfortable” with this windshield wiper technique, but it is not correct. Why? First sideslipping on the edge of the board makes you prone to chattering or catching an edge. Second your knees and ankles become extra tired because of chattering. Third as soon as the groomed slopes become bumpy and mogul-like, it becomes easier to fall down. Overall, using your upper body to turn is wrong. It makes you tired and stops you progress as a snowboarder. What is the right technique? In this one the upper body is silent, and doesn’t provide momentum for turn initiation. Instead the lower body is used to turn. Here you need to make sure the upper body is silent. Use your knees and hips to initiate the turn instead. For example, in early mornings, when the slopes are freshly groomed, your turns need to leave pencil-like c shapes behind you, nothing more. This is the right technique. Carving. All right, most carving we see is done one alpine boards. However, carving is possible on freestyle boards too. It makes it more enjoyable to turn on groomers, and improves your balance on the board. For example, you are doing carving turns and there is a bump in front of you, instead of catching and edge or chattering, you can either absorb or jump that bump and continue riding. It takes time to improve on this, but i strongly recommend trying it. Instead of using the upper body, use your lower.