So, after you get on a snowboard you need
to know how to stop before you even get on; at least mentally anyways. You should know
what it looks like and what it feels like; kind of. You’ve got your heel side edge.
All of your stopping is done on your heel side edge. So, I’m coming towards you down
the mountain. I’m going to be turning onto my heel side edge slowly, slowly, slowly.
Then it’s going to catch a little bit. That’s what stops you is the catch of your edge onto
the snow. You could be flat-based and you’ll just go; you won’t go anywhere you’re just
going to keep going. But, if you put your heel a little back that’s how you stop. So,
we’re going to come down the mountain like this, coming towards you, leaning on your
heel side edge, your back foot is going to slide out in front of you and you’re going
to be on your heel side edge coming to a complete stop. So, as you’re coming down the mountain
I’m going to be coming towards you and I’m going to be turning on my heel side edge slightly
as I’m coming to a stop. So, I’m coming down. My feet are centered. All of the sudden my
back foot comes around. I’m on my heel edge to a complete stop. Heel side edge. Stop.