I get up like those ninjas and break dancers do it.
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Here is a scenario - you're riding down a hill and you fall down. So now you're sitting on the hill and you need to get back on your board to cruise back down.
This is kind of tricky because your board is going to have a tendency to slip out in front of you.
One way would be to get up sideways/backwards and then spin the board around after you get up.
So I was curious - what is your preferred way for handling this scenario and has your technique for this changed since you started snowboarding?
I sit facing down the hill (heelside down). I grab my board with my off hand (non dominant hand) and scoot my butt forward. I use my dominant hand to push myself up and pull with my other hand on the board. Perfect push/pull balance and then I just slowly slide 90 into goofy or switch. Easy and comfortable. You start to slide as you start pulling yourself up, but you get used to it after a few times. Best of luck.
Edit: The main reason I do this is because I have weak wrists. I don't like to put too much pressure on them.
I have a nice gut so if the slope is steep enough I can just dig in my heelside edge and stand up. If not, I flip around onto my knees and get up that way.
Yes - my first instinct was to dig in my heelside edge and stand up. However, the snowboard kept sliding forward in front of me when I tried to stand up that way.
Maybe I need to work on bending my knees as much as possible when I try to get up this way. This way:
* I can probably get up quicker because of a shorter fulcrum point. This means that there will be less time for the snowwboard to slide down in front of me.
* My center of gravity will be lower. This means that I should be able to keep my balance better when I try to position myself over my snowboard.
basso - When you say you have a nice gut - I'm not sure how this helps you get up on your snowboard easier. I have somewhat of a gut as well and I felt that my gut restricted my range of movement somewhat - best incentive ever to get in better shape .
basso - When you say you flip around onto your knees and get up that way - in which direction are you pointing your knees - to the side, pointing down the hill or pointing up the hill?
You don't have to dig your heel edge. you just push off with your hands behind you while you throwing your weight forward. When i'm stuck in powder on my butt i just flip my body over to my toe edge and get up.