improve your writing hi this is nev lapwood snowboardaddiction.com we're writing a Whistler Blackcomb and this tutorial is on how to improve your writing we cover a few issues that happen to intermediate writers how to spot them and what you can do to fix it this tutorial is mostly related to body position if you can get your body position correct your snowboard a hell of a lot better and you're going to feel more comfortable jumping right in the park and hitting all types of features counter rotation for smooth controlled riding you want your upper body in your lower body to be in line with each other because it gives you better balance and stability in your writing one of the most common problems intermediate writers is running with a body position that is not aligned you'll see writers cruising with everybody turned it this way facing forwards it's not very stable they've hit a bump it's likely you'll get thrown off balance and may crash instead you want to be like this with your upper body and lower body in line with your board you'll see a lot of people going down the mountain doing something like this with awkward turns constantly out of alignment that's called counter rotation where your upper and lower body become disjointed not working in harmony and twisting against each other to make the turn happen this especially happens when doing turns of your toe edge on this free spring you can see how this guy's upper body is completely out of alignment with his lower body if you pair this with my riding you'll see that every time I make a turn my upper body and my lower body are almost always heading in the same direction it looks smooth balanced and effortless as I flow through each turn if you can get your writing like this you'll be more comfortable with everything else you want to learn on a snowboard

How To Improve Your Riding (Regular) On A Snowboard

35 thoughts on “How To Improve Your Riding (Regular) On A Snowboard

  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    This video should clarify that this only works if you have a wide enough area with nobody really around you to hit you so fully turn, otherwise you're forced to counter rotate or partially rotate due to area restriction.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BEGINNERS!! Counter rotation/disjointed body alignment DOES have its own advantage in certain places. it's for quick turning and "speed check", under slower speed with large crowds of people.
    check out these vidoes, especially the second one at 1:17.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8AoVK0ppT8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgmsBvr4ubM

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    It should be noted that if you are doing smaller skid turns or speed checking, you will counter rotate more. It's in carving turns where riding in alignment is more natural feeling.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    1:41 Typical Poor stupid fucks that can't ride at Whistler. Get off our mountain please!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Best way. Switch to skis. Gays on trays.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    finally, a tutorial that actually helps understanding and its only 2:30 mins. Great job guys!!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    What if those ppl are actually working on dynamic turning?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    He made this video just to roast those guys

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Ryan has a slightly different take on upper body twisting 🙂
    https://youtu.be/mvADH_dLb4w?t=1m11s

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Wowsers, I always thought counter rotation made me look competent. I'm such a newb.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    this video showed me everything i was wrong! twisting my upper body catching an edge almost every turn, where as now i can shred for hours without a single fall! instant improval.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    I use counter rotation in narrow paths because it turns waay quicker

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    wow I always wondered what I was doing wrong when I turned on my toe edge and would a lot of the time have to come to a complete stop so I could turn left on my heel edge, this counter rotation problem he talks about is exactly what I'm doing wrong lol

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    nice! Do you do free rides? check this https://www.instagram.com/p/BRlqe2BF_Y-/

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    When I am doing more mellow parts of a run I rotate properly but do a lot of counter rotation on steeper narrower parts because of my speed being too fast. I have gone 2 seasons for a total of 5 times (2-3 more times this season). 6'1" 175lbs always use a rental, they gave me a 163 last time which felt harder than whatever I usually use but felt fantastic by the end of the day. I'm guessing just more practice? I always try to not twist because I heard an instructor say not to the 2nd time I went so I think im lucky lol

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Wow dude thats the exact mistake I make!!!!! Great vid

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Are you riding a Burton Board?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Hey, I often ride with my body facing forward while my lower body does the work, should I make any changes?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    why does ryan knapton ride like the person you say is wrong? In his video: 'How to really really really carve a snowboard' he shows that the best way is counter-rotation riding. But this seems to be the opposite??

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    I'm definitely a 'counter rotator'. Any additional tips to trigger the top half body to ensure it's in-line with the bottom half?? Thanks.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Hi Guys, great Channel. I would like to know – which type of Air Hole Facemask, wear – wore Neil on this video – looks great around the chin. Thx for Your feedback

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Can you give me some advice? I'm just getting back into riding after a couple of years, i was pretty good when i stopped riding and I just got a new setup. How should i act when I get there, how do I warm up and get the muscle memory going so I can enjoy the slopes just how I used to?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Some of my favourite guides for sure 🙂 If you get a second check out my mini edits and tell me what you think! ✌️

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    How do you make the transition from toe to heels

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    I do the counter rotation because if I catch an edge I'm not as screwed, but I bought a better board with different curvature so that might help

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    whats the track called played in this vid?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    SHIT ! now im wandering if I do that or not !?!?!?!?!?!

    huh

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    i can see this really helping me this season i just got a board last year for christmas and i honestly kinda suck at it

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    great videos, Something I picked up was lowering your center of gravity to increase the speed and sharpness of your turns, also trains you for the park when you start doing rotations.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    some times when im doing a front side turn and i finish i then go to the backside turn but my board goes sideways and i fall over

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    After I saw this, i realized that I'm guilty of counter rotation. Last time I went out i kept my shoulders align and my riding improved so much. Thank you!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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