hey what's up guys kevin here from snowboardprocamp today I'm setting up all my snowboard gear for the first day of the season and I wanted to share with you guys the three most common problems that I see beginners run into with their gear and how to solve those problems the first problem that I see beginners run into it is showing up on their first day and not having their snowboards waxed and this can cause a huge problem because when you're learning to ride you want to have your snowboard sliding smoothly on the snow and when it's not waxed it can actually stick to the snow and you just can't get your board going down the hill so that makes it almost impossible to learn so what you can do is if well if you have a brand new snowboard it always already comes with wax on it but if you have a second-hand snowboard you can take it into a shop to get it waxed or you can wax it yourself so I just wax my board and I've got the iron here scraper some wax and I also gave my board a really good clean with a base cleaner and just making sure that your board is nice and waxed and ready to go is just gonna make you know everything run a lot smoother you're going to learn better you're going to progress a lot faster and you're gonna avoid that big problem of showing up and having your board stick to the snow the second problem that I see beginners run into is not having waterproof gear and this is really bad if on your first day your gear is not waterproof because you're sitting in the snow you're pushing yourself up out of the snow and you can just get really soaked if your stuff isn't waterproof and this is especially true if you have secondhand pants and jacket because the waterproofing actually wears off so what I did is I picked up a can of waterproofing spray and I just gave my jacket and pants a really good spray on the areas that get the most wet so in my jacket on the shoulders and also on the sleeves and then on my pants I mainly sprayed on the front of them on my thighs when you're sitting on the chairlift and snow can build up and then obviously if you're a beginner you're going to be sitting in this snow a lot so you can give the back a good spray too and also it's really important to have waterproof gloves or mitts on your first day so give them a spray if you need to and this is just going to save your hands and everything from getting wet the dryer you can stay on your first day will definitely just make the entire experience a lot more enjoyable the third problem I see beginners run into is showing up on the first day without their stance properly set up and this is really tough when you're trying to learn something new and you don't have the you know proper base to learn from so if your bindings are too narrow or too wide it's going to make learning really difficult the way that I like to set up my bindings are to have them a little bit wider than shoulder width apart and then to have them set out on a duck stance so the angles on the front about +13 and on the back – 13 and then you can put your feet into your bindings and see if it's comfortable and then you also want to make sure that your bindings are set back towards your tail a little bit and this is because when you're going to make those first turns they're easy to do with smaller tail and bigger nose your board oh just slide around a lot smoother awesome guys so I hope that these three tips will help if you have any questions feel free to leave them down in the comments if you like this video give it a thumbs up and share it with any friends that are learning to snowboard thanks for watching guys have fun out there and I'll see you in the next video soon

3 Beginner Snowboard Gear Problems
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20 thoughts on “3 Beginner Snowboard Gear Problems

  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Why does every statement come across as a question? Rethink the inflections of your voice in your statements. Statements should not tail upward in pitch to end like you're asking a question. Sounds like a twelve-year-old Valley girl. Annoying and cannot watch video because of it.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    How do you get +/-13° on burton bindings when they have 3° increments??

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    You don't use a brush when waxing?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    This info is exactly what i needed thanks Kev!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    What water proofing spray do you use or recommend?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    false information, if the snowboard is new, it have anti oxidation layer, but it's for storage so that the base don't oxidize, it's not meant to be ridden on. You should scrape it with bronze/copper brush, and get non fluoro (hydrocarbonate) universal (base) hot wax on it, it's called "primary waxing", then you can scrape it of, and use the right temperature hot wax on it.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Do you rotate your high back?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Is snowboard wax vegan?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Mine slides smoothly everyday and I don’t spend all my moolah on wax supplies.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    What board is that it is a different one than the link

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    A waxed board will make you go faster tho, not a good thing for a newbie who just try not to fall.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Amazing! Never knew these. Really helpful!!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Can you use candle wax to wax your board?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I wonder what beardless Kevin looks like…

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Can you waterproof your boots?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    To get it waxed in a shop does it cost alot?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I remember my first board, I didn't know if I was goofy or regular so my board was set for a goofy rider because I'm goofy skateboarding. So my nose was super short and my tail was super long because I'm regular snowboarding. No wonder it took so long to dial turning.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    What size duffel bag do you suggest not for board just gear

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