hey what's up guys kevin here from snowboardprocamp in this video i'm going to go through 10 beginner gear tips from my experience of teaching beginners there's always a couple issues that people run into with their gear so with these tips I'm hopefully going to help you guys just clear up all of those so your first day of riding run smoothly and you have an awesome day so the first thing is you want to make sure that you get your helmet adjusted before you get to the mountain nothing worse than trying to adjust your helmet with freezing-cold hands first try it on and you want your helmet to be nice and snug so my straps a little bit loose so I can tighten tighten it up I'll just give it a quick adjustment and now when I try it on it's nice and snug so it's tight enough so that my helmets not going to fall off but then it's not too tight where it's choking me and uncomfortable so this is really important just to get this adjusted ahead of time the second thing is you want to wear your goggles underneath your helmet you want to put your goggles on first get the strap nice and snug and then put your helmet on over top and by wearing your goggles under your helmet they're gonna sit really snugly against your face you're not gonna have any air gaps then you also want to try to minimize the gap between your goggles and your helmet so just with a little adjusting and then you'll keep all the snow from getting inside of there the third tip is for when you're wearing your face master balaclava you don't want to have the fabric in front of where you breathe because then you get sort of like a wet spot around your mouth that's really gross so always keep your airway open so you can keep everything nice and dry but you can also do is bring a second balaclava in case the first one gets wet and this way you can just make sure that you're going to stay dry and comfortable for the entire day so next up when you're wearing your gloves or mittens I prefer mittens but you want to make sure that you pull your jacket over top of your men and this way it'll stop any snow from getting up into your sleeve so get that underneath there nice and snug also for beginners you're going to have your hands in the snow coat of it so you can bring a second pair of mitts or gloves just in case your first pair get wet the fifth gear tip is for your snowboard jacket on your first day of riding you're going to have times where you may fall and you can get snow up into your jacket and up into your back so what you can do is use your powder skirt so most jackets come with the powder skirt that you can strap up and this is just an extra and this is a good just extra defense I'm getting snow up your back when you're sliding around so you can do up your jacket and now you've got the powder skirt and it's also good to have a good length snowboard jacket to stop the snow from going up your back the next tip guys is for doing up your boots so I've got my boots on here the first thing is you want to do all the inside laces first and then for your snowboard boots there's two zones there's the lower zone and the upper zone typically if you want your boots nice and tight you can do them both the lower and upper zone up really tight now with my laces tight my my foots going to be in there nice and snug and it's not going to be moving around but if it's your first day on the mountain you may get some foot pain and what you can do is keep the upper lace zone tight and loosen the lower area so now I've got the upper area tight so that my ankle is not going to lift but I've got the lower area nice and loose so that my foot can have some room to move around and relieve any kind of foot pain that I may have going on the seventh tip guys is you want to make sure that you don't have any material inside of your boots so pull your pants out of there and make sure you get your pants right over top of all your laces so this is going to keep the snow from getting into your boot and it's also just going to protect your laces if they come undone or anything so you're going to keep your boots nice and dry one thing a lot of beginners can miss on their first day is adjusting the high back on your binding so your high back is what you lean on to activate your heel edge and it's adjustable you can adjust it from being straight up and down to on an angle and the greater the angle the more responsive your heel edge will be so I like to adjust my high back to a three or four and that way my heel edge will be more responsive the ninth tip is for your snowboard and when you're a beginner the most important thing is getting a snowboard that's the right size for you the length of the snowboard is based on your weight so you can check the snowboard sizing chart you can go online or if you're renting your board you can just ask the person that's renting it to you to make sure that you get the right size board based on your weight the reason that it's based on weight is because when you go to turn and stop on your board the length of that your snowboards edge will hold a certain amount of weight so that's why it's important to have the right shot length board for your weight so that your board can stop properly and if your board is too long for your weight it's going to be really hard to turn it so that's another problem if it's too long for you the final gear tip guys is for the safety gear that you can wear beside your helmet so you've got crash pants which protects your tailbone wrist guards which are super important for protecting your wrist probably the most common injury when you're first learning to snowboard that extra has safety gear is going to make you feel more confident when going for your first turn or your first stop and help you to progress much faster on your first day cool guys so I hope these ten gear tips will help you on your first day of riding share this video with anybody that you know that's learning to snowboard for more beginner videos you can check out the beginner snowboard playlist on there I've got lots of videos to help you through each step of learning to snowboard thanks for watching guys have fun out there riding and you guys in the next video

10 Beginner Snowboard Gear Tips

42 thoughts on “10 Beginner Snowboard Gear Tips

  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Where can you get that jacket , the yellow and blue one?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I wear my goggles over

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Ive tried wearing my goggles underneath my helmet, but for me, the band just kept sliding down because my helmet was kinda pushing down on it. Really depends on your helmet i guess.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    When I started I had wrist guards but they were very uncomfortable, haven’t found a solution since

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I bought my snowboard at a garage sale and now it make sense why I had such a hard time turning this weekend , the damn thing is way to long for me 😂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    this video was nice and snug

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Excellent tutorial for beginners. I am very thankful for this trainer. I would hire him to immediately!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Umm I’m 140 and I’m using a 130 cm board 😂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I still use pads for my butt cause j broke my tailbone sending it over the mega ramp

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    snug count: infinite!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I like mitts too. Do you have any tips about how to hold hands to avoid falling on thumbs or fingers. My sisters boyfriend is in patrol and noted that’s one of the main injuries

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Interesting about the toque under helmet and the goggles under helmet.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    My dog's name is Kevin

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    The balaclava thing isn’t correct for all of them, that second thin one is meant to go over your face

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    This sport is so fucking expensive…

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Can I use my skateboard Helmet?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Your vids are really helpful

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Hottie!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    For tip nr.4, just put on your gloves before you put on your jacket

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    if your a beginner dont out your goggle under your helmet

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Surely it makes sense to have gloves that go over the top of your jacket so the snow slides past rather than up into the gap

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Can i wear a Mountain bike helmet to snowboard ? Lol

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    who dislikes these videos n why

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I’m a fully grown 6’1 adult and my face is still too small to have goggles and a helmet on at the same time😂the goggles get pushed down over my nose! So I need to wear small low profile goggles

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I cant yet understand… Why do you use the beanies under the helmet???????????

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    how do i keep my nose warm if i cant keep my face mask over my face

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Holy shit my board is going to be as tall as me,im 1.75 and 190-200pounds

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    1:20 tip 1: learn to type

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Mittens are best. Get some thin inner gloves that you can use with your phone to wear under the mittens. That way, you can do things with your fingers and not have your fingers get cold and the mittens will keep your fingers on colder days.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I have overall snow pants so no snow ever goes up my jacket when I yard sale while skiing, but this year I'm doing snowboarding and I'm pumped, but it's only October

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I really wanna learn but My biggest fear is breaking my ankle while snowboarding..how often does that happen??

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    1:40 also known as the gorbie gap

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I really like your videos usually, but this one made me cringe really bad.

    1. Helmets are not designed to be worn over beanies, why would you wear a big, thick woolen one under your helmet? The fit will be bad and the level of protection offered by the helmet will be compromised. I wear a very thin "buff" on my head under my helmet, and I have a helmet with ear protection/insulation. A beanie should be unnecessary if you've got a good helmet.
    2. Basically the same thing with goggles under the helmet. Not only is it going to make the fit of the helmet weird, it's going to be uncomfortable, and extremely inconvenient when you want to take your goggles off. Modern helmets AND goggles are designed for the goggles to be worn over the top of the helmet. That's why most helmets actually have a clip of some sort on the OUTSIDE at the back of them for holding the goggle strap in place.
    3. Buy a proper face mask. Something like an airhole facemask or even better, buy some Anon goggles with the magnetic face mask. These either have a small hole or a mesh for your mouth, that way you can breathe without the wet patch AND have proper snow/sun protection for your face. Balaclavas are really old-school and pretty kook-tastic.

    Again, I usually really like your videos, I just feel like the few things I've outlined above were really bad advice for a beginner. The rest of the advice was really good!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Do not wear a beanie under your helmet.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    why not use boots with BOA?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    do you need laces on your shoes?

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