Spin is the first trick that beginners try after learning jumping straight.
I see many snowboarders spinning on the park jump but most of them are not ready to hit the park jumps.
They might have a fun time even they fail again and again.
However, there are more things that they can work on before hitting the park jumps.
And this way to learn is way faster and safer to get the tricks as well.
Feeling like "I can do it!!" is good because they are having a picture to make it.
But until the picture get more realistic, they should work on the tricks on easier environment.
Learning proper move on proper level and environment enhance their picture as well.
But without clear picture, practicing on the park features won't work well.
As all sports that structured well teach skills step by step, snowboarding also has steps.
Learning steps for freestyle snowboarding should be like this.
2. Gentle slope
3. Side hits
4. Park features
You can watch lots how to snowboarding video on YouTube.
But how many video shows all these steps?
My friend coaches are uploading trick tip video which follow simple steps to learn spinning.
Spinning Skill for Beginners
Here are some more tips for spinning for you.
Spinning need to have solid base of support to generate spins.
Edging is the skill to hold your base on the snow but you want to stand straight over the edge.
So your spin axis stand straight and will rotate flat.
You can check your balance on the edge while you are turning too.
On your toe side turns, your knees and hips should be over the toe edge.
Many of my students were turning on the toe side with hips over the heel edge.
And it shows up when they try spinning back side on the jumps.
So when they generate back side spins, their upper body is leaning too much to toe side.
As the result, spin axis is leaning and spin will be corked.
Spin also will be corked on front side spins if the upper body is leaning too much heel side.
To spin flat, your upper body should stand straight over the heel edge, so hips are over the heel edge and knees are over the toe edge.
You also can check this standing position on your heel side turns.
You must lean your body to make a turn but check your knees over the toe edge and hips staying over the heel edge.
Then you are in good balance over the heel edge.
The key is ankles.
If ankles are bent, knees are stay on the toe edge.
So hips will stay over the board which means you are balanced over the board.
People who struggling with balance to generate spins and while turning, their ankles are not bending much in many cases.
Try bend your ankles and check your knees if they are over the toe edge to hold your hips always over the board.
I will upload the tutorials with those tips soon on our YouTube channel.
So please keep your eyes on this blog!!