Snowboard Lesson: The 3 Main Types Of Riding Styles

Blake Tholen Clark
4 min readDec 1, 2020

You can learn how to snowboard online staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. This snowboard tutorial will go over 3 Main Types Of Snowboarding.

Knowing what type of snowboarder you are will help you to get the right gear, the right terrain and the right area. Other Snowboard Videos on YouTube & Flowing Freeride teach how to pick the right snowboard gear best for you and drills to improve your skills. You’ll have access to all our snowboard tutorials when you sign up that cover every step and feedback from your coach. We also have some free snowboard videos to prepare for snowboard safety on our YouTube Page. I recommend watching these snowboard videos; Building Rhythm, Advanced Snowboarding Getting Air, Superman Eruo Carves, Snowboard Dynamic Flex & Extend, Advance Snowboard Lesson: Dropping Cliffs, Snowboarding Off Piste, Snowboarding Chutes, Snowboard Lesson Navigating Trees & Obstacles, Active Passive Absorption, Eruo Surfer Carves, Basics For Freestyle Features, Advance Snowboard Carving: Surfer Turns & Grab Carves, Snowboard Responsibility Code #1, Snowboard Responsibility Code #2, Snowboard Responsibility Code #3, Responsibility Code #4 Look Uphill, Snowboard Responsibility Code # 5, #6 Obey All Signs, Snowboard Responsibility Code #7,Funnel Turns For Navigating Obstacles & Snowboarding Moguls.

Think about what I mean by finding the right gear. If you’re into tricks and jumps then you want a softer flex board that is a little shorter because your style is Freestyle. Softer flex in boots allows you to flex and extend to give you more power for tricks. It’s a twin tip or that it’s meant to be able to go goofy or regular with the same performances. Your camber preference will probably be reversed or hybrid with detuned edges. These board features will be more forgiving. You’ll be able to spin faster with a shorter board. Softer flex will give you more bend to absorb landings. It’s less likely to catch edges with that camber shape and the board likes to butter. Dull edges don’t hook up on rails and boxes.

Finding the right terrain helps with your style. If you like to carve, turn and go fast then you might get an alpine setup. Alpine setups have sharp angles both towards the nose or front of the snowboard. The snowboard is directional or meant to be ridden one way. Your boots are hard like a skier making it harder to walk around. One main reason I liked snowboarding over skiing was the soft boot. Alpine boards are longer, stiffer and narrow. This allows them to go from edge to edge quickly. Terrain that is wide open, groomed and a bit steeper is perfect if you’re and Alpine rider.

Some resorts are known for their parks and pipes. Some are known for their epic race course and others are known for they’re deep powder. Freeride style is where I came up with the name Flowing Freeride. The Freeride snowboard style is a combination of Freestyle and Alpine snowboarding. You ride everything. You might lean more towards freestyle and have a twin tip board. The side cut starts going back up in the center of the board and the flex is the same. If you ride a lot of powder your stance will be set back so you have a longer nose than tail. The flex is softer at the nose and stiffer at the tail so you float on the pow better. It might be asymmetrical. The board might be wider for more surface area that will also help you float in the powder. I like resorts in Utah, Colorado, California, Wyoming and Montana because they’re Big Mountains with steep terrain and Deep Powder!

The 3 main types of snowboarding are Alpine, Freestyle and Freeride. Depending on what you like will help you get the right equipment. It will help you decide what conditions and trails to ride. You will know what resorts you like to ride. A perfect fit will be like a fairytale with a happy ending! If you want to ride better and learn more snowboard freestyle, freeride or alpine drills, sign up for a lesson with me and use my online school to get you to Ride Right™! Get Hooked On Snowboarding with Snowboardclass/Flowing Freeride’s techniques by going back to other snowboard videos that teach how to improve your skills, improve your knowledge on equipment, safety, terrain and weather. You can sign up for the full course to gain access to all of our snowboard lessons, study guides, textbooks, glossary, tests and direct feedback from your coach. Learn to snowboard online with flowingfreeride.com and take a look at our YouTube Page for more free content and learn to snowboard right! My name is Blake Tholen Clark Contact Me if you want to book a lesson or have any questions about Snowboarding.

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Blake Tholen Clark

I've been able to follow my passions of Film, TV, Photography & Snowboarding all around the world. I love to travel and to collaborate with others