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Snowboarding Tips : Falling Leaf on a Snowboard

Snowboarding Tips : Falling Leaf on a Snowboard


Another intro movement to snowboarding is
called the falling leaf. The falling leaf is just as if you’re coming down the mountain.
You’ve already strapped in and you’re coming down the mountain. It just gives you control
on your heel side edge. The falling leaf it’s all in your hips. You’re going to be going
down the mountain and you’re going heel side, always on your heel edge, always going back
and forth and back and forth. You’re just on your heel edge the whole way down. You’re
just moving like a leaf. Going like this; going back and forth and back and forth. That
just gives you control on your heel side edge, knowing how to stop, knowing how to control
how fast you’re going, because the more edge you put into it the slower you’re going to
come to a stop. If you’re on an edge slightly then you’re definitely going to have the falling
leaf going, but if you’re pushing on your edge too hard you’re going to come to a complete
stop. That’s how you stop in snowboarding is on your heel side edge. Alright, so I’m
going to be demonstrating how to do the falling leaf. Alright, I’m going to be going on my
heel side edge throughout the whole time down the mountain. I’m going to be going back and
forth, back and forth. Here I am all my weight is on my right foot. My weight switches to
my left foot and then it switches back to my right foot, but I’m on my heel edge still.
So, it’s coming back onto my right foot, left foot. I’m doing the falling leaf. Now, I’m
riding away since I have my speed. Don’t want to be going too fast. Edge stop on your heel
edge and you should stop perfect.

30 thoughts on “Snowboarding Tips : Falling Leaf on a Snowboard”

  1. Wow at the comments! Not everyone can get out on a hill and just ride straight down or know how to carve. This is a very easy way to learn the feeling of being on a snowboard, and very helpful for a beginner.

    Honestly, if you don't find it helpful because you're soooo advanced, move on!

  2. no it's very hard for a beginner I was riding snowboard today for first time and it was like ten times down the 50m hill and all I was doing good was riding down ^^

  3. I don't see how u improve from falling leafs… I see begginers doing that…They do the little stopping thing then they go regular…then the stop then they go goofy??? what…..I just say to them learn how to turn cuz one time i tried the falling leaf my heal heart like a mother and i was going at a great top speed of 2 miles per hour

  4. you guys keep on saying shes cute this shes cute that, I can't see her face! is there a HD version of this that I'm missing? O.O

  5. @B0NB0NG grow balls dude. they are learning, you were probably the same. any ways maybe if you were not on the bunny hill, there would be less of them. HAHAHA!

  6. Falling leaf is pointless. It will just get you to ride switch when you can not even ride regular. Just learn to do a heal side J turn (Stop). Learn a toe side J turn. Link those and that will get you into turning, Real snowboarding!

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