Freestyle Snowboard Lessons – The Lowdown

3rd April 2019

Freestyle Snowboard Lessons – The Lowdown

Spring is the perfect time to progress your park laps. Warmer weather, forgiving snow conditions – it’s ideal. Learning freestyle though is something you can do throughout the winter. It’s also a great idea when there’s not been new snow for a while or you just want a new challenge. Give yourself the best chance at nailing your tricks safely, and stylishly with a freestyle snowboard lesson from REAL Snowboarding.

What can you learn in a freestyle lesson?

Freestyle snowboard lessons can teach you how to ride rails, kickers, flatland tricks, side-hits…the possibilities are endless! 

Many people are surprised to find that freestyle lessons don’t always involve the park. You can learn the basic movements and skills needed for freestyle tricks on the slopes, away from the features you’re trying to hit.  

This gets you prepped and confident so that when you approach a feature you’re confident in your ability and are able to just focus on nailing the trick. 

Freestyle doesn’t always have to be about the park either. Once you start looking you’ll notice there are plenty of side hits on the pistes that you can play around on.  A lesson can help you perfect the moves and then identify hits around the mountain. 

It’s all about giving you the right tools to approach the trick, then building your confidence until you stomp it. 

There’s still a lot to learn, regardless of your level

From learning the best way to take off on a kicker, to how to prep for a boardslide, it’s rarely as simple as just ‘giving it a go’. 

YouTube and IGTV videos might break tricks down but nothing is as valuable as getting feedback and input from a qualified freestyle coach.

They can spot exactly what is holding you back and give you honest feedback. Sometimes what you think you’re doing doesn’t match the reality so using tools like video analysis can really help with your progression. 

Why REAL Snowboarding?

One of REAL Snowboarding’s founding principles  is to teach stylish snowboarding and help snowboarders to express themselves creatively. Freestyle plays a huge part in achieving creative snowboarding and we pride ourselves on delivering the most fun, and progressive freestyle snowboard lessons in Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets.

The REAL Snowboarding team have over 40 years combined instructing experience and have coached current GB Freestyle Team athletes. Dave and Barry both currently coach the RAF and British Army freestyle teams respectively, so you’re in good hands. 

Whether it’s your first foray into the kicker line, or you’re looking for some professional help to stomp your spins some REAL freestyle snowboarding lessons will get you there.

Simple instruction. Stylish snowboarding.

Book your freestyle lessons today:

Photo credit: @samuelmcahon

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