best ways to control downhill speed?
What are the best ways to control your downhill speed on a snowboard?
I've only been snowboarding once but the right way to do this didn't seem to feel instinctual.
I observed several of the skiiers and it looks like they way skiiers control their speed is by pointing their toes inward. This seems to make perfect sense and I could tell that this technique was effective for the skiiers.
But how can snowboarders control their speed going downhill?
One guy I met in Aspen told me that the way to control speed was to zig zag back and forth down the hill and this would control the downhill speed. I saw several skiiers doing this and I guess that they doing this to control their speed or maybe to also make their descent more interesting - not really sure.
So - is zig-zagging down the mountain the technique that you use to control your speed? Do you use any other techniques?