Mountainboarding is an adrenaline sport that combines the best aspects of snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing and allows outdoor enthusiasts to no longer be restricted by weather patterns or limited types of terrain. Turns are initiated by applying pressure through your feet - toes and heels. Most mountainboarders ride down hills and mountains, but the sport is not limited to that. Riders can also enjoy flat land ridin and, a kite can also be incorporated for kite boarding.
Where to begin. Find yourself a nice flat area of ground and practice the following:
Skating & Mounting
Either position your front foot on the board and push off with your back, or position your back foot on the board and push off with your front. Refer to diagrams below for Front and Back Foot Start.
NB: Your stance on the board should be as follows: eyes looking forward, shoulders
and hips parallel to the board and knees and elbows slightly bent. Refer to
Stance diagram below. The more relaxed and comfortable you feel on the board
the better you will do.
FRONT FOOT START
Using power slides to stop:
Heel-side power slide
Toe-side power slide
BASIC TRICKS / GRABS
Try these for starters!
A few of the easier tricks can be achieved by following the instructions below:
Refer to Deck Grab Positions diagram below for assistance.
Position 1 – INDY
Position 2 – ROASTBEEF
Position 4 – NOSE GRAB
Position 6 – CROSSBONE
Position 2 – MELON
Position 3 – TAIL GRAB
Position 5 – MUTE
Position 7 – STALEFISH
Choose easier terrain and gradually work your way up to more difficult riding.
Practicing stopping techniques is extremely important, make sure you can power
slide your board to a stop.
Turn frequently while riding, this controls your speed. Never go straight down a hill without making any turns, this is very dangerous.
Mountainboarding can be dangerous therefore safety gear should be worn at all times. Know your limits - reduce risk by riding within your own capabilities.
Other points to consider:
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