How To Heel Slide Snowboard
Learning how to heel slide on a snowboard can be done a hard way and an easy way. The hard way involves much more pain, which this article will save you from. Before aiming your board down a large mountain, follow the advice in this article and live easier. Here are some tips, and ways to make sure you spend more time off your butt.
Start on a small slope. Once you are strapped in at the top of a slope, slowly try to stand up with your board perpendicular to the path of the slope. If you start to take off in the wrong direction lean back to stop and try again.
- You want to start learning to heel slide as slow as possible. You need to learn to go in a very slow controlled manner. This is achieved by trying to stand up without moving and then moving as slow as possible. This will build your control of the board when heel sliding.
- How you lean or press on the board will determine which way you go. If you start to move to quickly to the right, then you need to lean back with your right foot and kind of press forward with your left foot. Press down with your right foot and pull back with your left if you start to go to fast towards the left.
- To learn the heel slide fully go from left to right. Learn to go down a slope in heel slide the whole time by balancing your right and left foot. While learning the heel slide, never let your board point straight down the slope or it will be too hard to control. If you start to go toe side, or point to straight down the slope, do the opposite of what got you to that point.