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What is Forward Lean on Snowboard Bindings?

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The mystery of “Forward Lean” explained and how to experiment and adjust to see what amount of forward lean is right for you.

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Teaching Kids to Snowboard; A Parents Guide

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How to get your kids started in snowboarding can be challenging prospect to some parents. Certain kids may be unwilling or nervous about beginning the process of learning how to ride a snowboard. Fortunately, snowboarding is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities around, especially for those lucky enough to live near good terrain or…

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How To Buy Eco Friendly Snowboards

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Learn how some Snowboard companies are making notable efforts to reduce their impacts on the environment.

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How to Buy Base Layers

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With all the options out there for styled-yet-technical layering pieces, there’s no reason to swamp it up in cotton and freeze this winter. Follow this easy guide to understanding base layering logic.

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How To: 50/50 a Flat Rail on a Snowboard

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It’s best to start small, and low to the ground, when learning to ride rails. The 50/50 is the easiest and most intuitive way to ride a rail for a beginner. Be sure to scope out the approach and landing before committing, so there are no surprises. When you find a mellow rail, watch some…

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How to Wax a Snowboard

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Nothing will ruin a powder day faster than a slow base. Follow this simple guide so that never happens to you.

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How To: Ollie a Snowboard

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It’s one of the most-used and valuable skills in a snowboarder’s quiver, Simply put the ollie is an air where you pop off the snow using only your board and body, versus launching off a terrain feature. It comes in handy for hitting jumps, transitioning on and off rails, and in the halfpipe. Not to…

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How To: Pop Off a Roller on a Snowboard

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Getting comfortable launching airs off of rollers—natural “kickers” found around the ski area and off the edge of cat tracks—is a big step in transitioning to the bigger jumps in the park. Plus, it turns the ride back to the lift and run-of-the-mill groomers into an all-mountain freestyle experience. The mountain is your terrain park,…

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Snowboard Taper, A Tool for Turning

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Ever get that burning back leg sensation on a powder day, because you’ve spent every run fighting to keep your nose out of the snow so you don’t go over the ‘bars? Rocker has helped ease the pain, but taper—defined as the difference in width between the tip and tail of the board—makes all the…

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What is Snowboard Sidecut?

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And why does it matter?

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