Introduction Snowboarding is similar to skiing but instead of going down a mountain on two skis, both of your feet are attached to a single snowboard. There are many types of snowboarding there is half pipe, slope style, boarder cross, and slalom.
When is snowboarding done? The length of the season of snowboarding varies in different areas, locations. The average length of the season is 5 to 6 months. It usually begins in early December upto late April in the US.
WHERE IS IT DONE? There are many places you can go for snowboarding, these places are- Andorra Austria Canada Eastern Europe France Italy For each type of snowboarding you have different playing surfaces but in general, you need a huge area full of snow, on which you can ride on.
I N WH A T C O N D I T I O N S I S I T PL AYED? Where people go down from a high altitude, it is important to look for safety. The weather can range from very sunny to bitterly cold. Bad conditions include: too many rocks, trees, man-made objects/props.
HISTORY Snowboarding is inspired by surfing and skateboarding, snowboarding was developed in America in the 1960’s but it wasn’t recognized as an Olympic sport until 1998. The first snowboarding competition was held in Colorado, USA in 1981. In 1998, Nagano Japan held the first Olympic Half pipe Snowboarding competition.
Base layer1) Thermal Body Shirt a) This will keep your body temperature normal depending on the temperature outside.2) Thermal Underwear a) It is the best clothing for the first level of clothing3) Snowboarding socks a) The most important layer and the key to a good boot fit are socks. b) This keeps your feet warm, dry, comfortable, and padded against hard impacts when snowboarding.
Second layer4) Fleece jackets or Sweater a) You might need a fleece or wool sweater, the fleece is light weight and is able to “breathe”. b) Generally it does not protect from rain or wind.5) Thermal Pants a) Put on your snowboarding pants on top of the base layer this is very roomy, and not pinching at all6) Snowboard Boots a) These keep your boots attached to the board firmly.
Last Layer (1/2)7) Beanie, Hat or Helmet a) It is important to wear it, because if your head is exposed to low temperatures. b) Remember, you can loose 90% of your body heat by your head.8) Snowboarding goggles a) Protects your eyes from UV rays, snow, wind, ice, and tree branches.9) Snowboarding Jacket a) This is a water repellant and windproof jacket.
Last Layer (2/2)10) Snowboard a) There are 3 types of snowboards- i. Freestyle ii. Free ride (All mountain) iii. Alpine (Carving) boards11) Snowboarding bindings a) Attach your boots to your snowboard using sturdy bindings. There are 3 sizes (Small, medium, large)12) Snowboarding Gloves a) To protect your hands from snow, ice and impacts with padded gloves.
Who does snowboarding? Any one can do snowboarding but you have to learn it. The world’s best snowboarders are- ◦ Shaun White ◦ Travis Rice ◦ Gretchen Bleiler ◦ Terje Haakonsen ◦ Danny Kass
Introduction Half pipe is a U shaped bowl that allows the snowboarder to go from one wall to another, performing snowboarding tricks, and transitions. Half pipe originated in skateboarding but later on the half pipe made its way to
How is it played? A snowboarder drops onto the half pipe, and goes from one to wall to another doing tricks which will earn him/her points by the 3-5 judges, who give points based on- Flow Creativity of line Technical difficulty Style
Playing surface• The diagram below has all the parts of the half pipe snowboarding surface.
Introduction• Slope style is a competitive event for freestyle snowboarders that involves an athlete performing tricks in the air as well as on rails, and boxes.• Unlike racing, there is no clock.• Competitors are awarded points for style and difficulty of their run by a group of judges.
How is it played?• A snowboarder rides around the slope style arena, performing tricks.• These tricks are performed to earn points.• Many tricks can be done in slope style depending on the props around you.
Playing surface • This playing surface consists of- ▫ Temporary fence around the venue to provide closure to the public ▫ Jump features ▫ Rail features
Introduction Boarder cross is a race from the top of a mountain going down. The boarder cross is an extreme obstacle course with nasty turns. But there is a time that the snowboarders have to beat, otherwise they do not qualify to the next round.
How is it played? 4-6 snowboarders line up at the start gate. And a gun shot will appear and they will race. The first one down the mountain wins. The snowboarders have to be really careful with their speed on the track, because a nasty turn can appear anywhere.
Playing surface The venue consists of- Fencing to provide closure to the public. Boarder cross start gate. Timing gear
Introduction Slalom snowboarding is when a snowboarder earns points by riding as near as possible to the flags.
How is it played? Sl al om i s pl ayed by a snowboar der r i di ng on a venue w t h f l ags. i The cl oser you r i de t o t he f l ags t he m e poi nt s you w l l ear n. or i The si de t hat t he f l ag poi nt s i s t he si de you ar e supposed t o r i de past t hat f l ag. I f you snow boar d on t he w ong r si de, your poi nt s w l l be deduct ed. i
World’s best countries in snowboarding• The world’s best countries in snowboarding are- 1. United States 2. Norway 3. Canada 4. Japan 5. Australia 6. Switzerland 7. Finland 8. Chile 9. Austria/France 10. New Zealand
Talking like a snowboarder?• So now you know what snowboarding is all about, you’ve just got to learn how to speak the language! Fakie – Riding the snowboard backwards. Phat – Cool! Invert – A trick where the snowboarder balances on one or two hands. Rail Slide – To slide the snowboard onto almost anything like a pipe, fence, log or even a picnic table. 180 – The snowboard rotates 180 degrees in the air and lands riding fakie (backwards).