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I have been snowboarding for quite a while and I have some tricks for beginners.
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Step 1: Equipment

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A lot of beginners end up trying snowboarding for a year and then giving up. If you aren't so sure that you're going to stick with snowboarding don't buy expensive equipment.
These are some good brands for a beginner snowboarded:
Moment, Limited, Sims, Lamar, Luna, and Burton makes all kind of boards. My board is kinda big, but your bord should range from as tall as your shoulders to your nose.

Just use a helmet. Don't say that you don't need because your to cool because you do. If you aren't doing anything extreme you can use a skateboarding helmet.

Coats and pants
Get light stuff to wear or else you will sweat like crazy. You can actually get cheap Volcom stuff off of Amazon. Underneath your snow pant you can wear basketball shorts or pajama pants. NOT JEANS. For big slopes get goggles, but not for the bunny hills. 

The bindings are very important. Try to avoid plastic straps on your bindings and get rubber instead because the plastic will break.

These are very important too. Your boots need to be stiff so you don't break or sprain your ankle. You should always check to make sure that you boots fit in your boots.

Step 2: Footing

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First you have to decide which foot you want to be in front. Deciding is simple. find some ice. Run, then jump putting one foot in front of the other. Whichever foot is forward will be the front foot on your snowboard. You can choose how far apart you want your feet to be.
Your heels should be closer together than your toes.

Step 3: Riding

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When riding your snowboard your knees should be bent and your arms should be at your sides. Look straight ahead. Don't lean forward or backward or slouch. Lean on your front foot to gain speed and lean on back foot to go slower.  
topimpin4u25 months ago
That "thingy" you were talking about is called "snowing" it is usually used as a prank on your friends that are waiting down the hill. DO NOT LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU! It is cold and it can kick up ice (that happened to me:/)
ElDusto7 months ago

Nicely done!

No vid !?
themoose64 (author)  nickolaiisoe2 years ago
Sorry. I don't have a camera that would work.
no phone well anyway nice instructable!
jdas27272 years ago
Just don't catch your edge!!! That can hurt!!!
Well done on getting featured! Have you tried snow decking? That's my favourite winter sport.
themoose64 (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
Thanks, I'll have to try that sometime.
caitlinsdad3 years ago
Gee thanks, it's supposed to feel like 103 today in NYC.
themoose64 (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
Your welcome : D