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Try pushing the snowboard forward while adjusting the edge angle by bending and flexing your ankles. First, sit with your snowboard sideways across the slope. Then, adjust the edge angle while imagining pushing your toes and heels up and down and moving straight downhill. It's best to choose a moderately steep slope to practice.

Push your heel edge forward and slide down the slope

Sit while facing down the slope, with your hands on the snow behind you

Slide while moving the toe edge forward

Try moving the toe edge forward in the same way. Next, sit facing uphill and lift up your knees.

Place an even amount of force on both legs

If more force is placed on one leg, the tip or tail will slant downward on the slope. The snowboard will then slide in that direction and you won't be able to move forward as you'd like. Place the same amount of force on both legs and proceed straight downhill.
photo & text : Chiho Kuriyama

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