Video Tips from PSIA-AASI and REI

If you’re ready to take your snowboarding to the next level, watch these videos produced by REI Co-op for some useful tips and tricks. In these video, professional instructor Lauren Barnes and PSIA-AASI National Team member Amy Gan Bailey help you take your skills to the next level. If you like what you learn, take a snowboard lesson to learn even more.

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AASI Team Member Chuck Hewitt snowboards in The North Face

How to Carve

Learning how to carve turns on your snowboard helps you to explore the entire mountain and have more fun. In this video, Lauren explains how to carve turns on your board.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Turn through the three turn phases: initiation, control, and finish.
  • Tilt your snowboard.
  • Flex and extend your body to carve.

How to Do a Leaper

Leapers let you change edges quickly by getting your snowboard off the ground. Learn to do a leaper to help you ride through soft snow and down steep terrain. In this video, Lauren explains how to do a leaper.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Change edges in the air by getting low and popping up.
  • Flex down on your board for a soft landing.

Intermediate Snowboarding Tips

Watch this video to learn four skills to focus on to improve your riding, and these skills will help you take your riding to the next level.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Steer with both feet.
  • Use turns to control your speed.
  • Ride steep terrain.
  • Ride bumps.

How to Nose Roll

Doing a nose roll on your snowboard is a skill you need to ride steep terrain, hard snow, bumps, and crud. In video, Lauren explains how to weight and unweight your snowboard to do a nose roll so you can make your snowboard turn on a dime.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Weight and unweight your snowboard.
  • Turn your snowboard on a dime.

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If you take your skills to the next level, there is no better way to learn than to take a lesson from a professional instructor. Visit the Take a Lesson page for more tips. Have fun, and see you on the slopes!