Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Hi! Nice video. I think you're doing really good for day 10, and congrats on you're first solo ride.
Yeah, your shadow and the general direction you're going can give people here lots of tips.
I think one way to improve is to use your edges to turn more and reduce side-slipping/skidding. As you get better and you go on steeper/choppier slopes, you will want to use the edge of your snowboard to slice through the snow. The shape of the board's sidecut will help you turn. Once you get better at this, you'll learn to manage your speed by controlling the shape of your turns (turning away from the fall line to slow down), rather than applying brakes all the time.
In your video, I can see that you're going downhill, and your nose gets pointed left/right, but your actual snowboard/body doesn't turn quite so much. Especially on you're heel side, you can see lots of side-slipping.
Overall though, I think you're doing great! You obviously have lots of control/balance, so once you get comfier with you're edges, you can tackle more difficult terrain.