Questions about the sport of snowboarding.

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What do you do to initiate and hold the edge during a carved turn on a snowboard?

I've read many books and many posts on other snowboarding forums, but there is always something new to learn from more experienced riders. I switch to the new edge just as I cross the fall line but ...
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How can I have a good jump with snowboard?

Jumping is one of a most difficult action In snowboarding. How can I do it better? I started jumping this winter so I'm a beginner, I don't know where should I press more to jump, my back foot?
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How do I get over caution of going fast (with minimal access to slopes)?

I've only gone snowboarding once (a 2-week exclusively-snowboarding holiday), about 3 years ago. It was a lot of fun, even though I didn't manage to come right too well. The problem was that, even ...
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Ski/Snowboard Socks

I am aware that when you are going skiing/snowboarding, it is important to refrain from wearing cotton. Most ski/snowboard socks that I've seen are made from merino wool. I was wondering about other ...
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From Skateboarding to Snowboarding?

I've been Skateboarding for at least 5 years on and off now and I've started to gain an interest in snowboarding too. I was wondering, I'm aware of all the differences between skating and snowboarding ...
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What are the ingredients in environmentally friendly ski/snowboard wax?

I've recently been interested in learning about the different types of waxes for skis and snowboards, and after reading about the damage that has been done by fluorocarbon wax (and others), I'm ...
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How are snowboard superpipe results calculated?

While watching the Winter X-Games during snowboard superpipe, there was a scoring mechanism that wasn't clear to me. Looking into it, Shaun White had won the event six years in-a-row, and had a ...
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Best steps for learning to ride fakie

I've been snowboarding for about 4 or 5 years, long-boarding for about the same. I'm pretty decent at riding normal (goofie for me), but it looks like it would be super fun to be able to switch my ...
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What is this swiveling hook supplied with snowbard bindings for?

This is my second snowboard bindings, and there was this strange thing supplied with both. What is it for?
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How to choose snowboard bag size?

I have a snowboard (Borton TWC Standard 12-13) 157 cm. I want to buy Wheelie Gig Bag (http://www.burton.com/default/wheelie-gig-bag/F14-10994100.html?cgid=mens-board-bags). This bag is available in ...
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Set bindings back when riding in powder

I am riding a burton joystick 2011. Co2 bindings. How far should bindings be set back when riding in powder? Please note that the board has the burton channel.
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How to start with halfpipe snowboarding?

For somebody that is a little experienced with regular snowboarding (around 10 years of basic snowboarding), what would be the ideal way to starting halfpipe snowboarding? I have done some research ...
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Can I remold an packed out pair of boot liners?

I have a pair of snowboarding boots with a mold-able liner with about 4 seasons on them. They are high quality boots and the fit used to be amazing. My feet were totally happy at the end of the day, ...
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Snowboarding in powdery trees

I have been snowboarding for 10 years on and off and would consider myself intermediate. I am confident on all runs and most off piste situations but as soon as I get in tight trees with powder, I ...
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Snowboard boot socks [closed]

I'll start practicing Snowboard and want to know what kind of socks are best. I have read on the Internet that can be a good idea to thin socks, but I'm not sure it's the right thing.
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What kind of snowboard would you recommend for a first board?

I'm currently at an intermediate level of snowboarding. I can comfortably carve the snow and can make my way down easy/intermediate hills without falling. I think it's time that I stop using rentals ...
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What is the practical difference between traditional and “toe” snowboard bindings?

Here's an equipment question. What is the real practical/effective difference between these two types of snowboard bindings: "Traditional" (over the foot): "Toe": What sort of effect do these ...
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What is the safe technique of coming out of a fall on a snowboard?

When you "bail" on a snowboard a multitude of nasty things can happen due to the facts that you are strapped to the board and that the board is great at catching snow with its edges. So you may end up ...