Snowboard Lessons: Beginner to advanced skills progression at Adventure Ski & Snowboard School

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Before you comment about the bindings on backwards (they’re 180 degree reversible rental bindings for quick change from regular to goofy stance that we’ve replaced with new Burton bindings) and the technique, PLEASE watch our updated videos where Fernando corrects the over emphasis to weight on the front foot in this video and a few other corrections to proper technique that this older video admittedly doesn’t always show. We are always looking to improve our teaching at at Adventure Ski & Snowboard School, in Encinitas, Calif since 1977, and we have made a big improvement in our new videos you can see Fernando demonstrate on YouTube and our website I considered deleting this video but since over 2 million people have viewed it and 10,000 like it, I feel it must serve some value, and sorry to the 798 people that couldn’t see the good points over the bad ones...

Comments from Youtube

JaQc : I live in the Caribean, I dont know why I am watching this

Luke Maskell : If I taught my students to snowboard like that, I would be fired.

Holic : I want one of these magic carpets in my garage!

NeRvExDoUg : dont control your turns with your back leg! lol what is this guy teaching ppl??

TheKrazieness : He's a pro carpertboarder

Hook : That carpet thing is cool as hell

Wambo : When you turn with your back leg you're doing it wrong.

Viking445 : Damn that thing must generate soooooooo much static charge!!

Terry Mccall : bad technique through out

Andy Do : Are his bindings on backwards?

LeCaissie : Been snowboarding for 10 years. I dont know why im watching this.

Ryan Brady : You need a wider board dude!

gadsen kresczwyk : watch this stoned, it's pretty good

David : Last week I saw a guy show up at the wrong lesson on accident and when the instructor told him to do go down the hill the best way he could, he buttered his way all the way down. Afterwards he found out the class was for beginners and the freestyling class he meant to go to was the next group over. Idk why but this reminded me of that a little

HardwareAddiction : This guy explains really REALLY well. Thanks so much.

tiddleywheel54 : this guy is a total NOOB

Francisco Francisco : The technique of this teacher can be polished a bit. La técnica de este profesor se puede pulir un poco.

Halfcabking : i dont understand why he lifts his back foot up between turns

Sheckle Master : Btw when he says snake down the whole width of the mountain. Don't do that. It's inconvenient for others. Pick a lane, left, middle, or right, and stick to it.

Lindsey Tucker : I'm just learning this year and this was sooo helpful thank you!

Timo Breumelhof : Very clearly explained. But he is lifting his back foot on the turn initiations.We all do that, but not someone who starts snowboarding, without that little jump short turns like these are much more difficult IMO.

Femurboy77 : Thats some mad toe hang!

DANIEL-PARKER TROLLERS : This really helped me snowboard faster and better

Boyden van den berg : What's the name of the 'machine' you're riding on? It looks really helpfull but I've never seen it before

oceanceaser : wtf space age bs is this thing you're on

aolcappe : Are u really teaching snowboard on a carpet with the bindings like that?!?!? MAYBE you should switch them!!! that's for my grandma

Doug Boylan : this video made snowboarding "click" for me. I had some hard and fast falls catching edges with my body being out of position. The tricks of getting your hips and center of gravity over the uphill edge of the board by arching your back, leading with your forward hip to get weight on your leading leg, steering with your back foot- all tricks difficult to explain w/o the use of the moving carpet so that instructor can narrate exactly what's happening. I haven't had one hard fall since viewing this video!

Philip : Try touching the board after some time. BZZZZT! xD

Snyte : Don't you have a too small board?

Jim Werf : the first olympic carpet boarder

Matt Turner : Bindings are on wrong

Mareks Kirilovs : I caal this turning style - drifting. That style is not good for speed.

Rapo2001 : I wish I had one of those carpets!

ExtremeDeathman : Although this looks quite proficient, I have been told by some pros and freeriders that's not how you want to carve and make turns, especially in a very bumpy line. It's the wrong technique...

Sean yaho : I was more amazed to see a carpet that moved.... I might be getto, never seen this before and I've been boarding for 7 years

Perfec One : His teaching is a complete sham. just throw away!!

Martin D. : Snowboarding legs straight ?! 🤔 No thank you. Maybe on a carpet but you won’t stand long on snow !

Dominic Paulazzo : As cool as this magic carpet is. Nothing beats the real thing :)

trASH Main : I think you might need a wide board

RadioactiveGoose : I really hate those rolling carpets under my feat. I once hit my head really hard on that rail. They make you fall extra fast. One thing is for sure, If you manage to handle these things you will have no problem in real snow.

Balthazar Rivière : great tutorial thanks!

elliott turner : Great... Teach them falling leaf. That's not how we do it at okemo.

Dennis Grib : I want that carpet for my room

Seila Chhay : am i on the only one that wants this rig in my backyard?

Chi Wai Tran : toe stopping was hard for me.  Thank you for this video!

Weston Hager : I've watched as many how to snowboard videos as I can because I'm going to Breckenridge this week end and this video was the most helpful

SESURF1 : haha you a probably the worst instructor i have ever seen! would love to see you boarding on reall snow!!

svitale75 : summer training problem solved! This outstanding video shows the flexing of the board as no other videos can. THANKS!

TakeGuru : Thank you for this great video! Join our online platform!