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K2 Clicker X-HB Bindings Review

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Step in snowboard bindings are back in a big way with the K2 Clicker X-HB Boots and Bindings made with anti-stick coating so you don't have to worry about powder or ice getting stuck in your binding. But do step in bindings really perform?

I personally am not about to hit an 80 foot park booter without something strapped to my feet, but if you're looking for an easy solution to avoid sitting down, or you're trying to convert your skier friends, the Clicker X-HB could be a great solution.


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What up Shredder today, we're bringing in our gear and expert to give you an exclusive for a view of the clicker ex HB binding.

Now, back in my day in the early two thousands, when I was coming up in the snowboard world, clickers just started to get popular. They kind of faded out. I think they just weren't quite there yet. In the last couple of years, we've seen a resurgence in clicker, bottom from K2, from burden. And this is pretty much the cutting edge technology when it comes to step in binding.

So here's a person who just can't be bothered with ratcheting down that strap. And you just want to step in and go. I know someone recently said they're quitting snowboarding because there's too much sitting.

Now. This person probably needs quick bodies cause they don't want to bend over and strap in. This is going to make it easier. We're going to break it down. How this work is it safe? Can you hit jumps and do a double cork quicker bindings? And should you switch to a strapless botany? Don't forget to subscribe to the channel. Hit notification, give smash that like button let's do it.

K2 Clicker X-HB Binding Review

Shutter just like young Christian said, we're gonna talk to you about the clicker X HB today, a new for the 20, 20, 20, 21 season. We're gonna kind of break it down, show you how to Mount this up and show you how to get in and get rolling. First things first, we've got to Mount this up. It's going to be like any other board out there. You can see we've got base plate covers. So you're going to want to hear a number three screwdriver just to take that cover off.

Like, so now we've got our disc here. You can see the holes on the side. So this is compatible with a burden EST, the channel system. Um, but we're going to Mount it onto a traditional four hole pattern right here now. So like any other board just got to get our degrees and our reference to it.

Just like that couple of minutes. We've got our bindings mounted. They knocked on like any other snowboard binding, obviously no stress. So we're going to show you how this interface works. So if you look at your toe plate and your heel here, this is going to be toe in heel down. And now we've got the boot to kind of show you how that interface works. So recess cleats.

So as you're walking in these, they feel really, uh, like a natural boot. You don't feel the metal scraping or anything. Uh, the boot itself is designed with natural. So this is a really natural lateral field. Um, it helps with, uh, turning, makes it feel just like any other snowboard binding out there.

So as we're getting in, we make sure that our lever is released. Start with our toe. As you pull up, it brings that Keela for clean, easy beliefs. Now you don't need to hold that up as you're going back in. As long as you get your toe in place, you hear that snap back down, and then you just want to make sure you're turning that. So you don't get released as you're riding and you're in and ready to go. Just jump right in.

So I always have people asking me, what dial do I start with? What do I do one second here? So once your foot is in comfortably, all kinds of use that side dial, make sure that's engaged. That's going to pull that Condit ship tight around any bolt and lock that heel in place. So you don't see anything turning. Cause that side dial is all internal. Then we have our teachers

Tighten that down once you're nice and snug power strap and you're locked in to go. So now we can see just how easy this is. The use. Make sure you loose. It starts with that toe. If you can get that. So in square And just like that, we're locked in. So you can see I've got regular movement from snowboarding without the straps where the dilemma of having to sit down and strap in.

K2 Clicker X-HB Binding Review

Once you get your front foot in, we'll just go into our back here. And we're in really, really easy to make sure you're locked. So you're not going to release. You can see that natural flex that you get out of this. It feels just like any other two strap binding and we've got ourselves locked in there.

So to get out, start at the back foot as you pull that, it's going to release you release them.

Yeah, toes out. So if you look at the hook, it kind of goes to a point there. So as long as you're lining that up and you're totally.

And that's where you get that, you'll tell responsiveness, if you're all about ease and snowboarding, you don't want to lace up your boots. You don't want to do your straps. You don't want to do any of that. Kind of got it all solved for you here in the Mesa.

So I took the number one selling boot in the world, but in the Macy's and made it for this new system. Uh, I swear by it. I mean, I had my doubts, like Christian said, there was a lot of clicker in the early two thousands when we were getting into snowboarding and it left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouth. This is successively funds my palette of the clickers.

So let's stop, sorry, just too much to bear in life. And you want that fast action treading, no sitting down required. Maybe it's time to check out the K2 clicker, binding clicker, XHB clicker X, H P the latest renovation in the clicker world. And what kind of price point are you looking at for these just around?

K2 Clicker X-HB Binding Review

So that's another great question, Christian, since this is a new product, it's not backwards compatible with those clicker stuff. So really if you're buying these boots, you're buying these bindings also. And I think the package deal comes in around 600 bucks. Okay. So you're going to need.

The boots and the bindings, and that's going to make sure you never have to strap in and they work together seamlessly and you're going to be good to go with those clicker ex HB, where can people pick up there.

Right now? They're landing at stores. Um, if you're in the Rockies area, I believe Kristi sport's got them in, uh, Eva. They should be available at some online retailers as well.

Yeah. So go check them out. Any last words of wisdom?

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Can I Teach Myself to Snowboard?

Yes, you can teach yourself to snowboard. 

However, if you want to save years of time and thousands of dollars in hospital bills, you should find proper training like beginner snowboard lessons, online snowboard tutorials, or a private snowboard coach.

Snowboarding for beginners is definitely more than jumping on a board and cruising down the mountain.

For those of you wondering “Can I teach myself to snowboard?”

You can teach yourself to snowboard. The problem is time and money. How long do you have and how much money do you have to practice?

Trips to the mountain can cost a lot. Plus there is the issue of missing work or school.

Learning snowboarding alone will stretch out your time to learn and end up costing you way more than a coach in the long run.

There are so many things you need to learn, but it's  possible to teach yourself snowboarding.

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Can I Teach Myself To Snowboard?


Can I Learn to Snowboard in a Day?​

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Yes, it depends on your definition of snowboarding but you can learn in a day if your definition is being able to stand up and slide down a hill.

With Snowboarding beginners, often they are in a hurry to get out there and start doing backflips the first day.

The beginners will often ask “Can I learn to snowboard in a day?”

The answer is, yes, but no. You can learn to get on a snowboard and go forwards and ride around the mountain in a day.

You can learn to snowboard fast with these five steps.

However, if you want to learn how to become advanced enough to the tricks that will impress your friends, it will take a while longer. 

Your skills will need to have a level of progression that builds on previous experience and tricks. Some tricks will be the foundation for more advanced tricks.

If you want to learn to snowboard in a day, you are probably wanting to look like you know what you are doing before you get on the mountain. 

Going out there and feeling your way through snowboarding isn't going to accomplish much. Having a coach go out there and teach you in person will hold you back as well. 

A traditional in-person coach will teach you just enough to make you feel like you are learning. 

However, those coaches won't teach you as much as you could learn, because otherwise, you wouldn't keep coming back to them. Sucks huh?

There is another option to give you the ability to go to the mountain and know exactly what you are doing. If you join Shred School and follow the video lessons, you'll learn how to snowboard before you ever hit the snow. 

This will allow you to focus your efforts on practicing the skills you learned online, instead of getting stuck just trying to strap into your snowboard.

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How Long Do I Need to Learn Snowboarding?

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The short answer is that you need to spend as long as it takes to learn snowboarding, but it depends if you are trying to learn to simply move down the mountain in one piece or do professional tricks.

The question on every eager new snowboarder's mind is “How long do I need to learn snowboarding?” The truth is that it just depends.

Trying to learn snowboarding yourself by watching youtube videos or practicing on your own will take many years and a lot of money for trips to the mountain.

You'll be able to play around on the mountain and ride down it fairly quickly, but you will spend a portion of your time in the hospital or tending a broken ankle if you try anything advanced.

If you have an private snowboard coach it can be cut down to a few years of training each season, and a large amount of money spent on trips and coaches.

Thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of training. If you live in an area that has year-round snow, you might be able to learn snowboarding in a year or two.

For most of us that have to travel and take off work, it will take us much longer to learn.

Don't you wish there was a hack to decrease the amount of time it takes to learn snowboarding?

Well, there is good news. You can learn ahead of time with Shred School's online snowboarding training program. It takes you through each step you need to know to get you from beginner to backflip in one season.

The benefit of learning online is that you already know what to practice when you do get to the mountain.

This helps you focus on the right things and make the most of your trip. Another benefit is not having to pay ridiculous training fees for something that's only going to teach you a little at a time so you have to keep coming back.

With Shred School, you get access to everything for less than the price of one lesson with a traditional coach. This will allow you to learn to snowboard in record time and get feedback from our coaches without having to be embarassed while you are out on a trip.

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Can I Snowboard Without Lessons?

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Yes. If you want to know if you can snowboard without lessons, the answer is yes. Can you snowboard safely without lessons? No.

It doesn't take rocket science to put on some gear and kick off a slope, but knowing how to do it without ending up in the emergency room is a different story. Everything from what kind of gear you need to how to stand on the board can determine if you end up in a caste or not.

Besides getting hurt, you probably don't want to look like an idiot in front of seasoned snowboarders. Snowboarders make fun of people that try to teach themselves and make mistakes.

They call them “Gapers” because of the gap on their forehead between their helmet and their eyes. It's a joke about the improper use of gear and knowledge. You don't want to go to the mountain without some sort of training and risk looking like a dork.

The truth is that you need lessons to learn to snowboard safely and in a reasonable length of time. The problem is when you have to hire a traditional in-person coach that costs hundreds of dollars.

The traditional coach that meets you on the mountain and gives you lessons could cost thousands of dollars over the course of a few seasons. They have an incentive to slow your rate of progress, so they can get more money.

Even if you choose to go the route of a traditional coach you should also be learning online. Taking online snowboarding lessons can give you all the knowledge you need before you ever get on the mountain.

This will help you make the most of your expensive snowboarding trips and enjoy your time on the mountain. Online lessons are great because you can train in the off-season or whenever you have freetime.

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What To Wear To The Mountain (Snowboarding Gear Tutorial)

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o are you about to go shredding and don't know what to wear to the mountain?

You better make sure you go prepared, otherwise, you are gonna be shivering under a tree wondering what you were thinking.

In this snowboarding gear tutorial, we break down the clothes and protective equipment you are gonna need on the mountain.

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What to Wear Snowboarding


Christian: (00:00)
What up shredder, one of the most confusing things about snowboarding is what to wear to the mountain today. We're going to break it down step by step. So you know exactly what to bring to the mountain.

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Christian: (00:26)
What to wear the mountain. It can be extremely confusing and it seems like you need 27 different pieces of clothing just to go snowboarding. I was available in a pouty with one of my new Stillwater friends last year in, we got out of the car and he said, you're really good at getting ready for snowboarding. And what he meant is he's scrounging around trying to find each piece.

And I just have everything neatly packaged up and ready to go get out of the car, get on the Hill and catch that power before anybody else does. So today, then it was much better than the stuff that I am is going to break down exactly what you need to wear to the mountain so that you have a great day out there. You don't get too cold, not too hot. And you're not scattered all over the place with your gear.

Ben: (01:04)
Yeah. The first thing you're going to want to do is secure the bag. Now, what I mean by that is have a bag that you can kind of keep all your riding stuff centrally located in.

Christian: (01:11)
Yeah. That's going to make like, reduce so much stress from your life, especially if you're going in the trip and you're not going to have to wonder, do I have everything? Cause you know exactly where everything goes in the bag and what you bring. All right. So let's grab that bag.

Ben: (01:24)
Alright. So this is the perfect riding back. Chris, multiple pockets. You got your big one to kind of keep everything, uh, your, your pants, your jacket, your, your base layers. You can see the separate pockets up top with zippers and mesh. That's where I'll keep like my socks on the side here. We've got other separated pockets. You can keep your beanies, your gloves, anything inside there.

The same thing on the opposite side, I've got my tool snacks pocket right here on the other end good little pocket. This is where you can keep some extra face masks, another pocket on the other end. This is where I keep my backup goggles. Well, yeah. And then one of my favorite parts about this bag is really the boot locker.

If this is a little bit extra, but you can see a waterproof bag with ventilation, uh, to let those boots burrito all in one place, you're never going to forget anything and you can overpack it.

Christian: (02:22)
Awesome. So is this called? It's no more guy. Like if you get this from a snowboard company,

Ben: (02:26)
This typically designed to that, this is a snowboarding back. Yes.

Christian: (02:29)
I always just use an Ikea plastic bag, but

Ben: (02:32)
You can do better. So that's our riding bag. Again, you don't need a ride bag. You can go young Christian's way and get the big Ikea bag, but just one central place to keep all your stuff together.

Christian: (02:43)
Yeah. I'm going to upgrade this year. So let's get rid of the bag and let's bring in another piece of gear.

Ben: (02:48)
So here we are base layers, right? This is where it all starts. What I really like is the air blaster and Ninja suit. This is a one piece zip up runs the whole way down with a 359 degrees.

Zipper goes almost the whole way around so you can't get in and out of it easily. I'll show you real quick here, the whole way in case she got up, go to the bathroom, you got that covered.

And really what this does for me is it builds the foundation of my whole kit. So one piece with the little cufflinks, uh, you do have the optional hood and then it zips up nice and high with some softer material around your neck. So this is your base layer. You don't need to do a Ninja suit, but this is definitely my preferred baselayer these come in different, uh, varying degrees of, uh, how warm they can be.

They go all the way up to a Merino wool, which is going to be a little bit warmer. I just take the basic acrylic and it's a, it works just fine for me. And I'll pretty much wear this every single day I snowboard.

Christian: (03:45)
Yeah. The proper base layer is so key. Like we'll see people out there snowboarding in khakis or wearing jeans on the mountain, or they have cotton base layers in. As soon as they get wet, they're pretty much done for the day or they're stuck up on the mountain and their clothes are freezing. They're getting hypothermia.

Ben: (04:01)
Yeah. Cannot stress the importance enough of the base layer. This is where it all starts. This is going to give you your foundation. So this is actually going to wick away, sweat, right? It's not going to freeze

Christian: (04:12)
Cause a lot of times story and you're going to get sweaty when you're running hard. And then as soon as you're having the lift, it's cold again. So you have the sweat freeze pattern going on. So you have to make sure you have something that can combat that pattern.

Ben: (04:22)
Absolutely. And that's your base layer socks, right? Everybody has them. Does everybody have skiing or snowboarding specific socks? And what makes that a skiing or snowboarding specific sock? What I have right here, this is from a company called smart wool.

They did a CoLab with, we drink water, awesome company, check them out sometime, but what makes it a snowboarding sock is really the material that they put into it. And then the stitch work as well. If you see on the toe here, you want to go pro this shot, close up. What we have here is a seamless toe box. So there's no seam that's going to be adding any bunching.

You can see built up padding underfoot. So a little bit more support to wrap your arch more padding in the heel. And then a little bit of a elastic at the top, just to keep everything tight at the top of the sock, you don't want the sagging down and dropping. So this is a snowboard specific sock that I would highly recommend.

Snowboard Protective Gear

Snowboard Protective Gear

Christian: (05:15)
There's a couple things I want to get to, but one is, I see people have boats that are too big from them. Maybe they borrowed from a friend or the hand me downs. And they think I'm just going to put on three pairs of socks to make this boot fit. Is there anything wrong with that or is that good or bad?

Ben: (05:28)
Yeah. You're not going to want to do that. Uh, if you are wearing multiple pairs of socks, what that does is as your body sweats, it kind of builds a layer of condensation between the socks, which is then more likely to get colder. And then you're actually kind of tracking a cold layer around your foot. So don't wear multiple pairs of socks. You want to get the right size fitting boot and wear a ski or snowboard specific socks. Yeah.

Christian: (05:51)
And then do we have, depending on how old it is, do we have different like thickness or temperature rating? Absolutely. Christian.

Ben: (05:58)
So this is a good sock for pretty much your everyday, you know, not a really cold day, but these will, these will get you through just about everything. And then if you are looking for a more, um, you know, really cold day sock, you can look into that thicker material, Marino Wolf. Again, you're never wanting to really double up on a sock. Maybe just get a thicker sock to begin.

Christian: (06:16)
Yeah, come very common mistakes. So I'll talk about, it's going to make your feet cold or they're just going to freeze out and you're going to have a miserable time. So get the right socks and you're going to be happy snowboarding.

Ben: (06:26)
And the pro tip here for you, that is going to be get two pairs of snowboard socks. You know, think about if you're going up to the mountains, you've got to make a Trek up there and you want to crash on a buddy's couch.

If you have one pair of socks and it's sticking up the place, that's going to be your only trip to that lady's place. So get two pairs of socks. I recommend more thin pair and then a thicker pair for the colder days. And this also doubles as you breaking in boots, you can start in thinner sock is that boot breaks in, and then they'll do a thicker sock once you're kind of packed out that liner.

Christian: (06:54)
Awesome. Sucks. Let's go ahead and jump to the next item.

Ben: (07:00)
Here we are. We're talking about bids now. Um, you don't need the rocket bib. I really like it cause I don't get snow down my pants, but yeah, this is going to be basically for the lower half of your body. You want a good waterproof material? I recommend at least 10 K. Um, we can go into waterproofing ratings later.

We'll explain all those, but a 10 K and up for anything here in the Rockies, depending on where you're at. If you're in the Northwest and get that wet, heavy snow and rain, uh, you're going to want to go with maybe a vortex material, but for the dry snow of Colorado, I get by with my 15 cave dibs.

Christian: (07:32)
Yeah. So there's going to be the waterproof rating. You can see it on the tag when you're buying your snow pants. And again, Ben is wearing them. So it's coming only up to his chest. Not all snow pants are gonna look like that. Something just stopped like regular dates, but it's really up to you. I know I'm gonna style for awhile. And now they're back in. You have to on that.

Ben: (07:49)
Everything's cyclical Christian. Yeah.

Christian: (07:52)
Personally I did last year and I loved them on mouth. They ride, the Powell just rolled around and not getting any snow on the vehicle.

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The Best Snowboarding Gear

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Ben: (07:58)
Yeah. So as you're out there looking for your new pair of snow pants, a couple of things you want to consider the waterproof rating, obviously see how they fit. You don't want some, well, depending on your style, you can go baggy. We want something that fits you comfortably.

Um, you know, do a couple of those snowboard movements and um, make sure you're not tearing out the Protz or anything and a mixture of those plants that can flex. Um, so if you look at the waterproof rating, make sure it's comfortable and the fit is right.

And then you can check out some of the extra features. You know, these pants come kind of loaded with stuff, be it all the extra pockets that you have. Um, the ventilation on these, this bent shock on the side. That way, if you're overheating, you can just undo these on the chair and you can breeze, um, for the pockets. I prefer like a sealed pocket. So, um, you're not gonna trash anything there and see it's a nice waterproof pocket. And then yeah, I mean all the way down

Christian: (08:50)
The bib guards must have some cool stuff. If you're a fan of the boa, you've got the Gloria hole here. You can open

Ben: (08:56)
That up and just turn your dial without having to take your cough up off your pants. So that's a really cool added feature that a lot of companies have, but not everybody calls it the same thing

Christian: (09:07)
We got the pants let's get the next one.

Ben: (09:10)
So as you can see, I've got my jacket on here. This is my interact pullover. I really like this jacket. It's got half zip, a great waterproof rating. They'll crawl on the cuffs to adjust that hot flank, to tighten up the so if you want to get that nice and snug over your glove, you can see the Velcro just coming in nice and tight again with ventilation.

This one has a little bit of a different style, just on one side coming the whole way down. Really pretty nice to let it air out and breathe while you're overheating. Um, big kangaroo pocket across the top. Again, zippers are very clutch when you're out there riding bell curls. Great. I trust zippers a little bit more for actually keeping stuff in the kangaroo extends across the middle.

And I can use that as a little storage pocket as well. Um, I prefer to have a jacket with a hood for those really brutal chair rides. When you're just freezing, you can pull this up tight and pretty much get into your bubble. It's a little bit warmer here today, but this is a nice way to really hit your eyes warm and dry material.

Christian: (10:14)
All right. Yeah. So we got the, we got the base layer. We got the socks, we got the Piats jacket. It's time for some accessories. All right, we've got our accessories here on the table. You would walk us through.

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Snowboarding Clothes

Snowboarding gear

Ben: (10:25)
I just like to ride with a face mask. Um, you know, something you can kind of pull up and down, kind of cut off some of that light from the wind, really protect your nose and those really kind of sensitive areas that can get frostbit and without you noticing, so a face mask is a good one. Um, I go a little bit extra and rock this hood right here. Um, it just make me feel secure.

This is a for everybody, but it is nice. Cause it can kind of stretch over a helmet and give you that warms locked in in that sense. Um, a beanie, I like Pat more orange, one of my favorites from how there and then some mittens to mittens gloves, whatever your preference. I think mittens are great because you know, fingers needed friends again, shout out well light. But when you have the Mitt in there, it's going to keep your fingers together and they're going to generate the heat for each other versus a glove where every finger is kind of on its own.

Ben: (11:15)
So maybe it's for me. And then of course the goggles I've got the dragon DX three right here. This is an awesome Goggle that is over the glass compatible. It's got great peripheral and it doesn't break the bank here with its lexicon lens.

There we are all complete, ready to ride. Layering is key, but as you can see, I don't really have any skin exposed. Um, for me that's kind of like a personal preference, but the sun, uh, and elements can be pretty damaging. So make sure you have this ability to get fully geared out and fully covered.

Christian: (11:49)
Yeah, but I mean, it's gonna make your day so much more fun. If it's cold out there and go have anything exposed, you can just be nice and cozy in all your gear. And Ben has layers on right now, too. So he can always take off, you know, one of those face masks, he can always take off some of those layers and strip down to get a little more air going. I always say it's better to be too warm than too cold because I hate being cold. So I think that's all we got, but hold on my phone's ringing.

Christian: (12:16)
Oh yep. Nope. That's your mom. Oh my helmet. Cause none of us want to relearn to read or walk or anything like that. You increase your chances of not doing significant brain damage to yourself. Probably like 70 or 80% of skiers and snowboarders wear helmets now. So it used to be like uncommon or maybe even a little taboo, but now it's become taboo not to wear one.

And so I know it can be tempting to want to be cool and not wearing a helmet. But the reality is you're not going to be happy with yourself. If you smash your head in like Benson, you have to relearn to eat or to walk or to do of those things.

Someone who's just the sport. It's a lifestyle sport. It is an awesome time, but let's be safe out there wearing a helmet and you're going to trip even harder. Alright. Can you sell Strider?

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5 Switch Riding Challenges

5 Switch Riding Challenges

5 Switch Riding Challenges

Introduction

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Once you figure out how to ride switch on a snowboard, it's time to challenge yourself. Today, we're going over 5 switch riding challenges on a snowboard. How many of these can you do? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Riding the lift switch

2. Riding the trees switch

3. Riding moguls switch

4. Switch Ollies

5. Switch butters

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Riding the Lift Switch

5 Switch Riding Challenges

Um, because there is the easy temptation to just give up when something's really hard and that's, what's gonna make the difference between a good rider and a bad is the bad writer never wants to look stupid where the person who is willing to humiliate themselves is the one who's going to get better over time.

What up shredder Christian from Shred school.

And today we're going to talk about five switch riding challenges. Cause I know a lot of you, you dabble in the switch riding. You think you can ride, switch, cause you do it every once in a while. We'll have you mastered writing switch and some people don't get, why would you mess riding switch?

Because it's going to make every aspect of your riding better. Think about it. You're riding regular and you accidentally get turned around in the trees. Now you're riding switch.

Do you have it under control or you're riding down the mountain, you do a butter and you actually definitely don't make it round to regular.

Can you ride out of that trick switch or you're on a rail line and you land switch. Are you going to revert for the next rail over? Can you actually hit that switch?

So this can make every aspect of your riding better.

Even if you just ride regular. Most of the time, I promise you you're going to have more board control. You're going to feel more comfortable with your snowboard and you're going to be better using your tip and tail. If you practice riding the opposite directions that you normally do.

So we're going to take a, just a run down and I'm going to do five switch riding challenges.

Now, if I can remember off the top of my head, I'm going to do, uh, getting on and off the left switch. So I'm going to strap in switch right foot first, just to feel the abnormality of it all. I'm riding in the trees, switch, switch butters, riding mobile switch and riding through proud switch. So those things are going to really tap into the difficulty of riding switch.

I'm not just cruising down an open Gruver by myself and having the easiest time of my life. I'm going to challenge myself and right at the edge of my abilities. And that's always, what's going to get you better at snowboarding.

 

 

 
 

Riding the Trees Switch

If you want to be right on the edge, not so far that you're going to hurt yourself or do something dumb, but far enough that it's going to be uncomfortable. So let's go drop it into five switch challenges. Honestly, I'm getting a little nervous just thinking about it. Cause I don't know if I can ride moguls and trees switch. I don't ever do it, but I know if I could, I'd be a much better rider. So let's go

So should we cut over there? So I said I was getting rides, switched moguls. He had switched switching the trees. It feels like we're both right now. It's pretty sketchy in here also because there's still lots sticking up. So you have to deal with the variable conditions, but honestly I can ride this stuff regular.

So if I really do want to push myself, I should practice the switch, which I just never do, because why would I, but I know if I do this and I get better at it, all my riding is going to get better. So we gotta switch vocals. We gotta switch in the trees. Let's go to switch all these switched butters, switching the crowds and switch, getting on the list.

It's not always going to go. Perfect. Try and switch. Keep that in mind. You're going to look like an idiot out there. I don't feel good about this doing it for you.

Riding Moguls Switch

So that was a little weird up there. So I turned all that get pretty squirrely, but I feel like I'm more in touch with, you know, the beginner. So now I'm riding up the lift switch. So it feels unnatural. You know, it's like, think of the way you normally cross your arms and then switch it. It's that kind of thing where it just takes some getting used to it and then you're going to get there.

Switching on, you know, we did switch Mogels, switch trees, switch all these switch butters and switch getting on the lift. As you see now, honestly, I feel I'm humbled a little bit cause uh, it feels like I'm starting over again. And the weird thing for me is that I can hit a jump going 50 miles an hour switch.

Switch Ollies

I can land an 80 foot jump going switch fine, but honestly just riding Vogels or riding trees with tight turns and uh, just jumping out onto the run, something I do regular everyday. It's a really difficult switch. So I feel like that's, you know, number one, that was a big challenge for me. And two, I feel like if I do that, just a couple of runs every time I ride with. So treading it's honestly going to get so much better. I think it'll help me more on, you know, landing and taking off jumps.

You've kind of earned a straight line, but rails, you need a little bit more maneuverability and also just back country or free riding. So I feel like doing this every day is going to really help my free riding and my jibing and things like that. And I was looking at me a new challenge.

Switch Butters

So if you're trying to get better at switching, you're not where you want to be yet. Go out there, try these five switch writing challenges. Honestly, shouldn't judge yourself too harshly and stick with it. Even when it's humbling and hard, because there is the easy temptation to just give up when something's really hard.

And that's, what's going to make the difference between a good rider and a bad is the, the bad rider never wants to look stupid where the person who is willing to shoot themselves, if the one who's going to get better over time, he'll go out there and be willing to do something that's hard for you. Um, that was definitely hard for me. You can tell, give it a shot, let us know in the comments how to go. That's all from the peace out shutter.

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Copper Mountain Top to Bottom In Less Than 5 Minutes

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Copper Mountain Snowboarding Tour

Copper Mountain Top to Bottom In Less Than 5 Minutes

What a shredder is Christian from stress school. We are up here at copper mountain. My first day up at copper they're open. They got a super long top to bottom run, some pretty granular snow with a little weird. And then they've got a little park open with a bunch of like circus rails things doing weird shapes, weird sizes.

So we'll take a lap down through copper. We'll show you the park. We'll show you the conditions and let me know what you think. Don't forget. We're giving away free enrollment to shred school this week. Plus the sticker pack. All you gotta do is like this video and comment down below. And we're going to pick one of the comments at the end of this week.

Now, we're going to follow my friends who are rippers, but let me just get strapped in and we're going to follow these guys down the mountain.

It just rolled the whole run top to bottom. That's American flyer at copper mountain. Ian, you saw, you know, our parking wasn't great there. Um, but definitely so a little rough early season in the features and they're kind of crazy. Let's be honest. There's some circus features. There's some, you know, the flat to bump to flat. We got some STLs, see rails, all kinds of weird stuff in there.

So you gotta pick your line and find what works for you. Um, but overall smells pretty good. The run fast and you can cruise. So come check out copper mountain, early season, uh, pretty good conditions right now and the park super fun. It's all friendly. Peace out spreader.

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Gondolas vs. Ski Lifts

What up shredder. So today we're talking about how to get on a gondola. If you don't know what a gondola is, it's a big box that takes you to the top of the mountain without being exposed to the elements. Now, the gun is pretty easy to get on you basically, you're going to unstrap. So it's the one of the only lists.

Where are you going to have strap everything? You got, take it off your board and put it in your hand, walk through the blind. And then what are they gone to? All the attendance will tell you when it's your turn. And then you just walk into the gondola don't panic. Put your board in there. Now some gun laws do have board carriers on the outside. So if that's the case, a lot of times, you're just going to hand your board to the attendant.

They like to put it in properly with the binding spacing the right way, where if you're more of a veteran, you can go ahead and put it into yourself. Uh, but they'll help you get it onto the gondola and they'll help take it off for you. They'll hand that to you when you get off. So you don't have to stress about it.

And then yeah, you just get to sit in the Goggle and relax. It's an awesome spot. If it's really cold and snowy outside, or you need a break or you need to take your boots, or you just want to have a party at the Galindo. Now sometimes does have a mid load station, which basically you can get out little less than halfway here.

So those doors are gonna open up. Then they're just going to close right back down. You just stay on the lift, keep riding to the top. That's it. How to get on the gondola. Pretty simple. Don't over. Think it. And probably the only drawback is that it is a little bit slower than the left, but not really that much.

Also if you're power lapping, you got actually unstrapped. So you're really in the zone. It wouldn't take it gone all out. That might take you out, but otherwise, good spot to warm up, go out there and give it a shot. That's all for today. Peace out, Frederick.

 
 

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Keystone Park Tour

What up shredder we're out here at Keystone resort. And if you're wondering where's the best early season park right now, we don't have the answer, but we do have the answer as to what is in Keystone's early season parks. So Ben, we're going to go take a lap through there right now, but you want to walk us through a couple of the features? Yeah. It's a great kind of entry level park for the season. Uh, featuring mostly rails and boxes.

We got pants four bucks, you know, a whole lot of features. So we'll see if we can make it. It's still early season, a little rough

It was a nice little dance, Florida. Get your, get loose on. Uh, and then you got a little flat down box with a short down. Um, we've got, uh, Oh, there's a whole lot of features. We're going to go ahead and do a drive by through there so you guys can see what it's all about. ESL. We're still getting our shred legs back, but we're going to see if we can stick a line through there also got a brand new board and a little de-tune on my edges, right? Not enough.

You're boring. Old trick to the park, eating sticky, stick in there. I don't know if it's me or the features, but overall everything's pretty smooth right now. It's not bogged down. I success for Thea bank. And the next one you guys are straight on.

All right, trader. So one of the best things about early season writing that is that there's still side hits and you can still catch air, even though not that much it's open. You just have to be a little creative looking for it. So different into the trees. Find places where the run dips in and then dips back out and you can usually find huge kickers. So we're going to go see a bed, can catch some air off of this jump. Let me, let me show you what we're working with.

Doing board size of the park. I'm like, definitely don't want to catch, play till edge. So maybe we'll stick to some tail presses. Some nose passes, maybe 50, 50, one 80 out. See we get going in there, but the lesson, we, it again, it's like 10 degrees out. So I'm going to put the camera away and let's laugh to that park. So you can see Keystone's early season terrain.

Hi, shredder, snots, Keystone, early season park. As you can see it, it's better than pretty much anything else that's out there right now. So if you're already crap and you're craving up park, get up here, shred these rails. You've got enough to get your adrenaline going. Get that heart rate going. Am I need to work on my cardio? That's offered late. Really? She's a parks, Keystone FITO, shutter.

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Snowboarding Tutorial: Carving with One Foot

I would say the stump, what up shredder today? We're talking about how to ride one foot and not only that, but how to actually stop and not spin out because we all know when you get going one foot in and you're out of control. It's pretty terrifying. You don't want that Lake flying off and you know, twisting around or doing anything like that.

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Brian, one foot down this slope. No, the keys and not getting out of control one foot and not spinning out of control is never one. Try not to do anything crazy. Like you're riding off. Lift, just go straight until you stop. Now, if you're going down a slope and you can't just go straight, what we want to do is you want to put all of our weight on our front foot and what's us.

That's going to allow us to not depend on the foot. That's not shopped in. So we're basically gonna use the foot that has shopped in for almost all of the control and all of the weight. We're going to keep that foot weighted and that's gonna allow us to not spin out. Cause that foot is shopped in that foot has control of the snowboard. This back foot does not have control of the snowboard.

So when you're putting it here, it's all slippery. When you're pushing down, you're trying to curve, it's going to be really difficult to get the control that you're looking for. Now, number one, we can get a stomp pad. That's going to make things a little bit easier if you don't have a stomp pad. Don't worry.

First thing we want to do is don't make too many turns. If you can just go heel side. So we're just going to go straight. We're going to do a little hillside check, which I'm going to show you in a minute and we're gonna go back to straight. And then he gets, it's easier to get back to straight from a hillside, with one foot shopped in that it is to come back from a tow side. It's just more difficult. Now, if you want to get really good at it, as you just saw, you can carve the whole way down the mountain.

One foot. It's not impossible. The way that we do that, as we keep all of our weight on this front foot, and then we're going to take our back foot. We're just going to press the ball of our back foot, into the board really hard. And then when we're making that turn, keep your hips and your body weight over this front foot.

But to get that board to swing around, you push into the back foot. Now, unlike if you're shopped in, you don't shift all your weight back there, or are you going to slide out your foot is going to sign off the board. So just kind of keep that weight up here and just use that back foot like a rudder. It's not taking any of the control or the weight. You're just using it to get that edge to kick out a little bit.

Now don't be drastic in your turns. Don't go too fast, make small little cars back to straight. Try not to get out of control. And again, if all else fails, just go straight, heel side, straight keel side, or you know, just lie down on your back if you're out of control. So we're going to go see if we can do a little bomb D hillside bomb to hillside to show you what to do when you get going a little too fast without sliding out.

Now again, if you shift that weight to your back foot, you're going to slide out in circles. Don't do it. Keep it on the front foot. Use this back foot as a rider, and you're going to be good to go. Let's go check it out.

Let's keep it all right here. And you are good to go. You're not going to go out of control again. The minutes that you shift your weight to this.

That's what it's going to slip out and you're going to spin out, keep it on there, but I'm going to go bomb this Hill one footage. That's one footage weight on the front foot. He's the backbone as a rudder don't weight. It that's overlay piece out shredder.

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How to Strap Into A Snowboard – The Right Way

How to Strap Into A Snowboard - The Right Way

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Don't make these fatal 5 most common snowboarding gear mistakes.

Your gear needs to be right or the mountain will eat you alive. In this video we go over the 5 most common gear mistakes and what you should be doing to make sure your snowboarding loadout is in top notch shape fore safely shredding.

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How to Strap Into a Snowboard

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What up trader today, we're out here beautiful day Keystone resort. And we're going to shoot. How does shopping on your snowboard now, even if you've been sorted for awhile, we're going to make sure you get it completely dialed in. So you're riding is as going to get, can be, and you're not making any mistakes out there with your straps or anything like that. So first things first, if I'm shopping here and my boy's in the ground, I'm usually going to put it upside down.

Now, the reason for that is if we're on a steep Hill and I accidentally kicked my board and it's on the base, it could go flying down the whole mountain. I'm sure you've probably seen it. It's like a torpedo. So we don't want our silver to be a torque show. So just flip those bindings while you're waiting around for your friends to shop in, pull upside down, when you're ready, we're going to flip it over.

Now, if you're on a Hill, make sure you've got a good hold on this. So it doesn't go flying. So I'm usually just going to grab my high back with my left hand.

And the first thing that would do is just open up that high back. I'm going to scrape out the snow, open up the Scots, and then I'm also going to scrape the snow of my boot. And it's just going to make sure there's nothing in between my boot and the binding. I want a flush fit there when my heel, the whole way back to the heel cup. And I want the straps tight on my boot. So we're going to do that right now.

All right. So I'm just going to open up these Scouts and then I should just kick my heel back, make sure it's from in the heel cup. Once I do that, I'm going to put on my heel shot. First. Some people like to go toe shop heel shop, And we're just going to crank this the whole way down.

It should feel pretty tight, but not so tight that you have foot pain. Next we're going to go toe shot right over the corner of the toe thing I like to use is see the seam. That means the seam of your boots should be right in the middle of this toast shot. That's how you know, you have your toes cap placed properly.

Now all the time I see people put on their toes shots are halfway down the run and their toe shots floating around up here. So you got to crank this thing down, make sure you can see the seam and it's on the actual toolbox of the boot.

All right. So that's finding number one shop. Now you can have your snow pants over the high back. Well, you can have them inside the high back. Doesn't matter. You can do either one. Some people have a personal preference. I usually just do whatever happens. So that's going to be the front foot shop here.

We always in the shop, our front foot in first. And that's because if we have to ride one foot after this, we want to shop in the proper foot. Next we're going to go for our back foot. So there's two ways of shopping your back foot. You can sit down, which is what most beginners are going to do and why I'd recommend if you're just learning snowboard. And that way you can scrape off your boot, scrape out the biding and get that proper fit.

Now, if you've been so many for awhile, you can just find a flat spot at the top of the mountain and you can stop in standing up. No, what are the nice flat lift here? You can see the lift back there. Lot of times, there's going to be a little bit more a Hill. So when there's a little bit more of a Hill, we want to actually print our toe edge towards the downhill of the mountain. And then we're going to kick our heels into the center.

Just like that. And so that's actually going to create a little shelf where we can stop in standing up. And once you get really good, you might even start to drift down the mountain while you're shot again. But it doesn't matter by the time you're moving. You just turn and go.

 

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So we're going to go stand the dog off the boat.

So now we're strapped in and ready to go. Just make sure we both feel tight. Sometimes I'm rolling into the snow and rolling into a jump line. I'm just going to crank these down. Keep the gut loose on the left. Make sure, totally shopped in, especially for basketball, hookup, a jump. So we are good to go here. Now, one thing I want to teach you is, you know, one of the biggest telltale signs of a beginner snowboarder is they're just slow in everything.

They take forever to do anything, which is it's not horrible. But when you start to ride with people who are more advanced than you, you're going to want to speed things up. And so one of the easiest ways to do this, it's just the way that you strap it. If you watch consumer orders or people that toured everyday, you shopping like mania, they're fat, they're so fast.

Way to do this is the first, when we entered this toll ladder into the buckle, we can push that buckled the whole way down. That toll lot. We don't have to ratchet every single ratchet on there, which is what I see a lot of beginners doing. So let's take a look at what I'm going to do. The slow one first, we'll show you a slow ratchet and then we're going to do a fast ratchet. You'll see you do.

That's what I see a lot of beginners do. And now, so notice you can also ratchet the whole thing, but you do big rashes. You got just the whole way back. Don't be afraid to give it some strength. So that's the medium way. And then the past day just crank it the whole way down, branch it once or twice.

That's the old should take a look at it with the toe, the whole way down, crank it. And you're good to go turn drop in. Let's shred it. That's all for today. Let's how the strappy and on your sill boards, basic fundamental, but very necessary to learn the proper way.

Let us know what you think in the comments is that helpful? Can you just jump in task is full right now and don't forget to like subscribe to the channel. We're going to be giving away a sticker pack and a free enrollment to shred school for somebody who likes this video and comments down below. All you have to do is comment. At the end of the week, we're going to pick one winner to give away that price. Go ahead, do it now. Get out there, get on the snow. That's often Lake sounds better.

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In this video we are going to go over how to use a balance board to get better at snowboarding during the offseason to improve our performance when we get ready to shred the mountain!

 

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Using a Balance Board for Snowboarders

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What else shredder today, we'll give you a little hack to make you a lot better at jibing, specifically a lot better at hitting rails. So right now you don't know how to jump it all. You're terrified of the park. You don't know how to inboxes, or maybe you've already graduated to boxes and you're scared of rails, or you're already hitting rails, but you fall off all too often. This hack is going to make it so much easier to balance out there on the slopes.

What about balancing on rails? Now? This is largely a function of just practice with the balance and developing stabilizing muscles. So you need to actually develop those fast switch muscles in your body. They're going to help you balance on that rail in the moment. And so the, one of the best ways to do this is, you know, we do a lot of the gym training here.

Uh, but uh, more of a balanced board type thing is going to make all the difference on rails. It's gonna make you really good at balancing. It's gonna make you really good at those board slides. Those FrontSight board slides and then also like tail sides and no slides where you have to move your hips over to one side. You're going to get really good at this, with the balanced board. Now, what you can do this on a budget.

So the bare minimum that we need here is like a two liter bottle of water or soda or whatever, and a skateboard deck. So you can go to Goodwill and you can get a skateboard deck for probably five or 10 bucks. If you need to. It doesn't mean to be a nice deck. We're just using it for balancing. Now I'm using a little back roller here, but again, you can use a two liter bottle or any other, uh, cylindrical object that you have at home. That's going to work just fine.

 

Offseason Balance Training for Snowboarders

Now, the first time you do this, it's going to be really scary. It's going to slip out. So what we want to do is we're going to have just the tip of the board up on the object. Don't turn it out, the whole thing up there. And then we're going to step on the side that is already on the ground.

Now we can get on here and we're not balanced yet. Anybody can do this. Then as soon as I move my hips over to my right leg, it's going to pull me up. So you can see here on Mount snow. If it's your first time, you might slip out on this. So what we can do is we can just take a chair or a wall right here, and we can use it to help us get up. And we can actually feel it out with the chair or the wall or whatever, so that we don't fall and get hurt. Now, once you feel comfortable with the chair, see if you can just let go of the chair and balance up here.

Now we want to practice balancing in the middle, which is kind of tricky. Cause my thing's all jagged. It doesn't want to go in the middle, but we also want to practice on the nose and the tail. So I mentioned those nose sides and tail sides. See if you can just bring the board over and get way on your tail and keep it there.

Is it going to help you in tail sides and no sides? And then see if you can bring it back to the middle because on the rail, oftentimes, you know, we're going to fall off to one side and we're going to have to adjust and save ourselves. So it was a pretty easy exercise that anybody can do at home. I recommend you just try to do it for one or two minutes, a just set it somewhere where you walk by it.

Every time you see it, jump on there, do one or two minutes. You're going to develop those balancing muscles in your hips. You're gonna develop that sense of balance. Where do you move your hips? If you're falling off a rail, how do you stay in the middle? How do you see it in the nose? How do you stay on the tail? And if you practice this every day, a rail is going to be so much easier. You know, it feels just like a slippery rail out there on the slopes. So go ahead as a shot. Let me know what you think. That's all really piece out shredder.

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