hey guys kevin here from snowboardprocamp so today i got a really great question on the video 5 tips for linking beginner turns and philip Benja link asks hey Kevin I'm always scared to turn on to my toe side not because I can't see where I'm going because I go too fast and I can never switch from heel side to toe side any tips so that's a great question it's a question I get all the time on the channel it's probably the most difficult thing in snowboarding is learning how to turn from your heels to your toes so I've got five tips that will help you with your toe turn and it's worked for me in the past when I've been teaching people how to do that first toe turn so hopefully these five tips will help you as well the first tip to get the toe turn around is to use your front hand to reach forward and then and then what this is going to do is it's going to get your weight more forward so that the turn can come around faster a lot of times when you're going for a new turn it's a bit intimidating so you start to lean back which makes turning really difficult so use your front hand to reach down towards the snow and that will help the turn come around nice and smooth the second tip for getting the toe turn around is using your head and looking to the top of the mountain when you're on your heels you're looking downhill and so you can see everything coming and then it's very tempting to do that also on your toe turn but that actually stops the turn from coming around so to help the turn come all the way around look your head all the way to the top of the slope and that will turn your whole body from the top down so your head shoulders chest hips right down to your snowboard everything will turn when you turn and look your head to the top of the slope the third tip is to pressure your toes whenever you're going for a new turn you got to commit from being on your heels to letting your board go straight and then getting on to that new edge so if you make that commitment to letting your board go straight for just one second and then pressuring your toes that will enable your board to get onto that new edge and for the toe turn to come around the fourth tip to help get that toe turn around is to use your back hand your back hand can actually help to steer your board around onto your toes it's still very tempting to keep your shoulders facing the bottom of the hill because that's when you can see everything but by pulling your back hand back it really forces your entire body to commit to the turn and that will help to steer your board around onto your toes and control your speed on that new edge the final tip guys and this is maybe the most important is practice your toe sliding and I know that heel sliding is a lot more fun because you're sliding on your heels you can see everything below you but it's just really important practice toe sliding as much as you can and you know you're going to build your confidence you can have better balance you're going to be able to stop yourself better so sliding back in worth on your toes you know do it for a run or two or commit to doing it for half a run and that's just gonna ya give you that confidence to commit to the turn so if all else fails practice more toast lighting you can even get a friend to hold your hands while you're practicing your toast sliding just until you get comfortable and build up that confidence cool guys I hope these tips will help you with your toe turns thanks Phillip for the great question and for everyone else that's commenting and asking questions if you have a question leave it below and maybe I'll make a video like this to answer it I'll put a link right here if you want to subscribe to the channel I've got new videos coming out every day to help you guys be better snowboarders I'll also put a link to the beginner snowboard playlist and on there are all kinds of videos to help you progress from being a beginner snowboarder all the way through so thanks a lot for watching guys and be safe out there and I'll see you the next video soon

5 Tips for Toe Turns – Beginner Snowboarding
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50 thoughts on “5 Tips for Toe Turns – Beginner Snowboarding

  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    My heel turns are fine, but whenever I switch to toe I get nervous because I pick up so much speed and I end up stopping with my heels.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I can look to the top and turn my head, but my shoulders and body just do not follow the turn 😂then turn fails

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    i was saving almost 200 bucks not taking that expensive 2 hours class to learn basic snowboarding by learning from this channel! Thanks mate, ur channel is great!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I learnt how to snowboard on my heels, and I practice all day on heels. I want to learn how to ride on toes.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    It was very helpful to me, Thanks a lot <3

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Thank you so much! I do have a question, when I’m on ny toe edge, my toe stars hurting after a little bit. I wonder if I’m maybe putting pressure in the wrong place to keep my position?

    Thx budd. We’re learning with your vida my wife and I.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    i dont get this, isnt twisting you board is the key, ie heeling/toeing differentially w each of your feet? and racking up more edge on your front foot? hows gonna moving your head, body, arms etc initiate any turn? ive agonized with those moves for days until I read about twisting and solved my problems in 1 hour. and i always go thru heel/toe transition with momentum ie keep the turning speed up when closing the transition. how come twisting is not mentionen in any of your vids?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hey Kevin i am going to snowboard this Wednesday and i am a beginner is it ok to be scared for your first go have not snowboard with my hole life want to know how

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I’ve been snowboarding for years and was still afraid of doing toe turns, but after trying out what was on this clip, I did it! Achievement unlocked! Thank you, Kevin!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Love this! super helpful tips and i cant wait to try them out on my next run!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Thanks for this video. For me as a beginner this turns cause me big problems cause I can't see the way I am going , so I am a bit scared of falling backwards when I am doing it (though it hurts bad ;D .. I'll definitely try it next time.. hope it'll help me to improve my riding skills…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hi Kevin (and everyone at Snowboard Pro Camp), great videos and hosts! Kevin, you are a great teacher the way you break down each step and explain a series of movements. I just started snowboarding this season and I am in love. I've gone about six times now, and I'm aiming to get confident with small jumps (maybe even a box) by end of the season. I'm watching the beginner and intermediate videos a couple times a week (definitely on Fridays) so I can prep myself and have a game plan for the mountain come Saturday.

    I'm having problems transitioning from heal to toe edge at higher speeds. And the only way I feel comfortable transitioning from toe to heel is to slow down significantly (almost breaking completely) and ride switch which gets me on my heel… I am only confident at transitions if I can turn into them :/

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hi Kev, love your helmet and the goggles. What brand is it. Looks simple but cool
    Thanks

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Definitely subscribe. Thanks for the concise video.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    forget tip number 2.. is not helpful at all

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I went snowboarding yesterday for the very first time and had the same problem. I couldn’t get myself to make the toe turn when I was on my heels. My teacher told me to push the toes of the front leg (dominant) down so you will automatically go straight. Ones your straight push down the toes of your non dominant leg and if you do it right you will end up on the toe side! It took me a lot of practice but I love snowboarding!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I was struggling with this turn and I think the fear was going to get the best of me! I'm glad I came across this video, thank you

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I always feel like going into a toe turn is a gamble. I’m going to try these tips tomorrow! Thank you!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Yesterday I kept falling trying to do the toe edge turn and I came home and watched your video. Today I practiced all day following your tips and by the end of the day I could turn easily. Especially the "head up" tip made for me all the difference in the world. Thank you a million times Kevin!!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Kevin, I'm from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), a wite different weather than Canada. I spend 1 week here in Whistler to start with snowboarding and I could learn only with your videos and my buddy tips. Thanks a lot for your help and congratulations for your great chanel. Now I'll always practice snowboard in my life!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I actually prefer my toes but only riding regular. I cam really tweak my body to look behind me. Alot easier to hold an edge too, especially riding the east

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    its scary to straighten the board

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Oh man, not looking up at the mountain was definitely where I was screwing it up. I understand why looking over my shoulder would fuck it all up, atleast for a beginner.

    Thank you!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Thank you so much for this video! I was really struggling with toe turns but finally managed to do it thanks to these tips 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    You keep mentioning practicing toe sliding and that is exactly what I figured out what the key was on my last day snowboarding last year. Too bad it was too late. Our coach wasn't experienced enough in coaching and he failed to mention that all the basic moves must be mastered before one can link them together smoothly. At one point he used his hands to pose us into finishing a heel-to-toe turn and called it done. Your videos are so awesome and I watch 'em when I miss the snow :)))

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I was having a lot of problems with toe turns till I saw this video. Amazing channel for learning! Thanks!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hi, I'm gonna snowboard for my first time
    . I'm only 10 and I've been skiing. How different is it from skiing, got any tips fir me? Please reply to this comment if you are gonna do a video for me

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Thank you, Kevin!!! <3 I have a toe side now thanks to your videos. The day I finally got it, I got so emotional!! It felt amazing to be snowboarding with confidence, and decent speed too 😉 I was heel side only for several weekends at Mammoth until i was fully frustrated and decided to watch every beginner/int video you've ever made! lol I'd be chatting with friends saying "Kevin says, blah blah blah". Your beginner tips…leave advanced friends behind, stay on the greens, take your time, etc. helped so much. The #1 tip you provide that made all the difference for me is to use your back hand to steer your body. SO HUGE. Anyway, i'm on my way now thanks to your pro tips! Just wanted to say a mammoth THANK YOU. Much success and continued awesomeness!! t.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Yes. Keeping your head up when you turn is super important. Look where you want to go and everything else will follow. Don't look down at your feet. That is what wipes you out.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hi Kevin, love your videos. They really helped me out as beginner snowboarder. So my technique has improved a lot during 7 rides this season. Great tips great videos. But I have a question. Hope you will make a video or send a link to it if you already have one.
    Going straight downhill. How do you switch between edges from heel to toe and vice-versa !? And still maintaining the speed and balance!? Making short toe to heel switches if I may say.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    What’s the best way to keep the toe edge when it’s a big/long toe turn?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    wow these are very help full!if you didn't make this video i probably would be very bad at snowbording and i would probably be a beginner still

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    hey kevin I was wondering if knowing how to surf helps learning how to snowboard, because I used to live in hawaii, and I surfed there, and now I live in Utah, so I wondering if surfing has any correlation with snowboarding

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Where is the link to the playlist?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Great video man keep up the good work

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I can only do toe side

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I'm very similar. I can't switch from toe to heel cuz I'm usually scared of catching an edge. I'm a hell of a lot more experienced on my heels and can almost keep up with my buddies who constantly ride black diamonds as long as I stick to my heels, but I know this will screw me up in the future.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hi. What goggle is he wearing?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    SnowboardProCamp do you always have to press in one of the edges or can you ride straight without doing it as long as you don't have to turn?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Hi Kevin,
    I'm from France I like your videos
    Thx for all the tips

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Please do a video from toe to heel slide, Im very comfortable with toe slide but can't get the transition to my heels and do well on heels

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Today I went snowboarding. I needed to improve my turn from heels to toes. I worked so hard and remembered all the tips in this video and I didn’t fall once. I was so happy. The only fear I have right now is toe turn on steeper terrains. I feel the turn gets very long and I’m afraid to catch too much speed. What can I do to get over it?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I'm maybe from the low percentage having a problem with the opposite turn:) It's so scary, but I'm getting over it, lowing my shoulder and flatting the board for a second, as Kevin demonstrated in other video:) I will be really happy if you make a detailed video for the body position and how is changing between the turns.Both new beginners have the same hips, arms and as* issue 😀 And if this is not OK, it could turn to drama.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Number 6 practice in beginner zones, in that way you cant catch speed so fast

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    My problem is the heel turn
    I just can’t turn from my toe side to my heel side.
    Have you got any tips there?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Thank you so much for this! Going from heel side to toe side has been my nemesis since I started learning. I think your tips will really help me get over the hump. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Any tips for going from toe turns to hill turns for a beginner/intermediate rider? I either cut all my speed which turn my board completely sideway or i pick up a lot of speed

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