I’m going to answer some of the question you guys asked on my blog!
This time, how effective off season training is.
I’ve heard that skateboarding and the trampoline are good as off season practice but, which one do you think is better? I’d really like to know!
It’s a good question.
These two activities are well known for improving your snowboarding skills during the off season.
But why do these 2 in particular help you improve?
Knowing the reason will surely help you further improve.
Common points between skateboarding and snowboarding are:
Skateboarding helps out with your balance and movement control, which can translate to free riding and approaching to the jump in snowboarding.
In short, it helps you strengthen your base of support while you’re riding thanks to no bindings on skateboard. I think this is the biggest pay off you can get from skateboarding.
Doing an ollie while skateboarding certainly isn’t simple, but if you’re even an intermediate snowboarder you’ve probably already done them on the snow.
Jumping with both feet while snowboarding (called a pop) is good, but if you can do an ollie it’s possible to further improve your control.
Also if you’re advanced enough, your movement when you spin while skateboarding can be of tremendous help to your spin tricks when you’re snowboarding.
That being said, you don’t have to focus too much on it if you want to train off season.
Now then, what about the trampoline?
It’s pretty simple really.
Jumping on the trampoline helps you with control mid air.
Unlike skateboarding, when you use the trampoline your feet aren’t touching the ground much and you spend most of your time floating mid air.
This won’t help you with improving your base of support but it’s the best possible way to get more control mid air.
At a ski resort you may jump into the air about 10 times every five minutes or so, but with a trampoline you’ll be jumping upwards of 30 time every minute.
There’s no better way to jump into the air repeatedly in such a short amount of time.
You should practice on the trampoline even during winter!
I wish you all happy practice with no broken bones or anything! Practice tons and show the fruit of your labor in the winter!
Here is summery.
If you don’t have a trampoline around you and skateboarding with you, don’t worry, we can help you with other way to train.
Look into our YouTube channel and find more off season training tutorials.