Tips on turning and confidence
Hi guys, pretty new snowboarder here; 3 seasons experience.
How can I feel more comfortable in turning/carving? I get the general idea of how to do it (point leading shoulder, using the leading knee, using my toes, etc), but every time I get on the snow, even after a day or two of solid boarding, I can never be totally confident in my turning ability, and I feel like it's holding me back.
I feel the same thing about speed. I made a pretty big leap last season where I forced myself to get more and more comfortable with my nose pointing downhill, but I still can't get over the anxiety, even on easy trails. What can I do to make myself accept going fast is OK?
Same thing about getting air and controlling myself in the air. It feels really awkward. How do you get used to being in the air, and how can I practice landing safely/firmly?
Leading up to the Australian snow season now so I want to be a bit more prepared this time and hopefully make huge progress and go on some harder trails with my more experienced brother, and maybe even get into some easy park.
I've got an all-mountain board, and I'm buying bindings/boots/pants this season instead of renting.
Thanks for any advice!