The transition from "normal" snowboarding to the carving will open you the possibilities from the alpine snowboarding. Carving means extreme carve turns without drifting. You simple drive over the edge and you cut a track in the snow. The edge-changing has to be done earlier then by the basic turn and the rail doesn’t swing and brake you, it follows in the track of the nose. I will now explain the different kinds of carving to you:
basic carve turn
2) The dynamic carve turn
3) The advanced carve turn
4) The accelerating carve turn
5) Driving bumps-piste
6) Safety Recommendations
Perfecting the Dynamic Carve Turn
Your hands should try and follow / describe a figure of eight
Approach: Approach the bump as you would for a flexion turn, i.e. slightly extended, but keeping a low centre of gravity. Aim for the crest of the mogul as if you were going to use the side of the mogul to "stop" you in mid-turn.
Speed Control: As you approach the bump, slow down by doing a stop-turn. Note, this involves a slight-counter rotation which gives you the equivalent of a very strong anticipated rotation with which to initiate the turn.
The Turn: Now comes the hard part. As you turn, you flex your knees to absorb the mogul in the turn. This is combined with a strong rotation which allows you to turn around the mogul.
And Prepare for the next one!
If you stop thinking as soon as you stop turning then you have had it. The ending of your first turn should be the preparation for the second...think about extending out of your turn and preparing your approach for the next bump.... and here we go again!!!
Learning the Bumps
The following steps are based upon the progressive suite of exercises recommended by the SSBA (Swiss Snowboard Association)
Practice simple stop-turns.
Ensure that you stop in a counter-rotated position (e.g. stopping on the backside edge, but with the upper-body in a front-side position).
Practice stop turns immediately followed by an elementary turn
Practice stop turns followed by a rapid flexion turn
Put it all together on the bumps!
Swiss SKUS recommendations for Snowboarders
Leash : The front foot should be attached by a security leash.
Backside Turns : Before changing direction, especially on a backside turn: look behind and check your blind spot.
Stopping : Stop on the side of the pistes and kneel or stand facing up-hill in order to see oncoming traffic rather than sitting down in the middle of the pistes.
Loose Snowboard : When not attached, your board should be face-down on the piste with the bindings in the snow.
Glaciers : Due to danger of crevasses, do not remove your snowboard when traversing glaciers
Chairlifts & Tows : The rear foot should be detached from the bindings.
General FIS to be observed by all piste-users
Consideration of the other Skiers : Every skier has to behave in a way he or she doesn't endanger or damage any other
Controlling of speed and way of skiing : Every skier has to ski on sight. He has to adapt his speed and way of skiing to his abilities and the conditions of the terrain, the snow and the weather as to the traffic density.
Choice of track : The skier coming from behind another has to choose his track so that skiers before him won't be endangered.
Overtaking : Overtaking is allowed from above or below, from right or left but always with a distance so that the skier being overtaken has space enough for all his movements. Snowboarders be aware of your blind sport (left side for regular, right side for goofy) and check before making any manoeuvre.
Entering and restarting : Every skier entering a trail or starting after a halt has to assure himself uphill and downhill of the fact that he can do so without danger for himself and others.
Stopping : Every skier has to avoid stopping at small or blind places of a trail without need. A fallen skier has to free such a place as quick as possible. Snowboarders stop at the edge of the piste facing upwards in order to be aware of any oncoming dangers.
Mounting and descend : A skier mounting or descending by feet has to use the border of the trail.
Pay attention to signs : Every skier has to pay attention to the marks and signs.
Behaviour in case of accidents : In case of accidents every skier has to help.
10.Duty of proving identity : Every skier whether witness or involved, whether responsible or not has to prove his identity in case of an accident.
Frontpage Boardinfo-page Freestylepage
Cern Snowboard Section, Geneva,
Title: Faszination Snowboarding, "Ein Lehrbuch für Theorie und Praxis"
Geschrieben von: Michael Ritter und Ulrich Pramann
Verlag: Heyne Bücher
Title: auf Snowboarden
Deutsche Übersetzung von: Günther Görtz
Verlag: Pietsch, 1997
Title: Das grosse Jugendbuch Nr.
Verlag: Das Beste Zürich