Lateral

List of Exercises for lateral movements

 

Is about moving across the board to create tilt and twist.

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Understanding can also be used as an edging exercise

- rolling from toes to heels in a flexed position (angulation / more stable)

   Stationary

   without the snowboard

             trust your partner

             on your own

   with snowboard

             trust your partner

             on your own

             in motion

   in fall line just rolling from edge to edge

   in turns

- rolling from toes to heels in an extended position (inclination / less stable)

   Stationary

   without the snowboard

             trust your partner

             on your own (going to fall over)

   with snowboard

             trust your partner

             on your own (going to fall over)

   in motion

   in fall line just rolling from edge to edge

   in turns 

 

Edging

- Standing on your toes

   (open ankles) less stable and more tiring

   Stationary

   without the snowboard

   with snowboard

   in motion 

   in a toe edge traverse

   in a toe side turn

- Bending knees over toes while balancing on the ball of your foot

   (flexed ankles) more stable and less tiring

   Stationary

   without the snowboard

   with snowboard

   in motion 

   in a toe edge traverse

   in a toe side turn

- Edge Angle change

   (can be adjusted through lateral movement or opening and closing ankle joint)

   Traverse

   from low to high edge angle and back

   Turns

   from low to high edge angle (start skidded and then carve or increase grip)

   from high to low edge angle (start carved/edged and then skid or decrease grip)

   while carving adjust the size of the turn with different edge angles

- Increase edge angle at completion of the turn

   (for a better more stable platform to change edges)

   with just the back foot

   with both feet

- Quickly increase edge angle at completion of the turn

   (for a snappier edge change)

   with just the back foot

   with both feet

- Edge Wiggles

   down the fall line

   across the fall line

- Double Edge change turns

- Hanger Turns

   hold a flat base before edge change

Torsional Twist

- Gas Pedals (only use this to see if your guest can twist the board)

   by pushing down the toes you open up the ankle joint (bad movement)

   the guest COM gets pushed back on to the back foot which will prevent a smooth initiation of a turn

             stationary

             while sitting down

- Torsional Twist

   Toe side   

             make them close the front ankle by bringing the front knee over the little toe while allowing the hip

             and upper body to follow

             (for intermediate and advanced riders you can add more power by lifting up your back toes)

   Heel side

             outline the nose of the board with your front knee and slowly push down the front heel

             (for intermediate and advanced riders you can add more power by rolling on the ball of your foot with

             your back foot)

   On the slope

             the instructor can place a snowboard boot under the guests snowboard to give them a platform

- Falling Leaf / Floating Leaf

- Garland / extreme falling leaf

- C-Turn

   toe to heel

   heel to toe

- Linking Turn