The start of the snow season is a time when many tourists—including Brazilians—begin to buy their tickets to Bariloche and the Andes, points very popular when it comes to winter sports, like snowboarding. But, before surfing on snow, snowboarding for beginners requires some care.
Any sport presents its risks, and in snowboarding this is no different. To venture in this sport, it is important to note some points so that accidents don’t happen. The falls at the beginning are expected, but we need to caution, because a small tumble can end all the fun of the ride. It is not uncommon to see people using crutches after breaking or twisting the foot skiing.
Have fun in the snow is serious business, but just acting with responsibility and respect your own limits so I don’t have to worry about. See, in this post, the care you must have!
Act with prudence
For the beginner, it is essential to make classes. Normally, the instructors are well qualified and, with such professional supervision, you will progress much faster. However, avoid specifying groups with more than 6 students.
In most cases, the basic moves of skiing can be assimilated in 1 hour, but the snowboarding requires a little more improvement. Anyway, in two or three days if you can walk alone on the green slopes for beginners.
Try starting with the easiest green slopes (for beginners), and only raise the level of difficulty for the highest degree of difficulty, the blue (intermediate) when you’re feeling confident. At first, I didn’t consider venturing out by black (Advanced). After all, you are there to have fun, it makes no sense to run the risk of getting hurt.
Finally, be aware and avoid eating too much or consume alcoholic beverages before the practice, because the reflections tend to be slower, increasing the chance that you make mistakes.
Learn to fall
Falling is part of the learning process, so when it happens, don’t despair. The tip is: If you lose your balance, try to design aside, protecting the body and avoiding unnecessary trauma.
Be careful to follow snowboarders . Keep in mind that no one will stop you from climbing the most difficult slopes. This is because the problem is in the time of descent, since, in some clues, you can only come down skiing.
Don’t hit things
Of course, the first time for practicing snowboarding, you will take a few days until you can get the hang of it. Most people take an average of three days to stay standing on the Board and risk the first movements.
In view of that time required for learning, choose a package of at least seven nights. That’s enough time for you to have a great time—with less than that, you won’t be able to take advantage of much of what the sport has to offer.
Make a travel insurance
Although some people consider it a dispensable cost, insurance is an investment that pays off in the end. Travel without hiring an insurance package could mean facing the need to fund a rescue or medical assistance in foreign currency–which, besides being much more costly, burdensome bureaucratic consequences.
Therefore, make sure that your package includes travel insurance. If not, add it for a week, for example, costs about $20. It is not an exorbitant amount. By purchasing travel insurance outside the package, make sure that the insurance covers the practice of skiing and snowboarding.
Prepare yourself physically
If the regular practice of exercises is not a habit you cultivate, start preparing for the trip with at least one month in advance. No matter the physical activity—the important thing is to condition the body, because the snowboard requires a lot of muscles.
The extreme conditions—wind, rain and snow—are also factors to consider in this sport. As much as there is a cable car to carry the practitioner to the top of the mountain, walking with heavy clothes, carrying equipment, is not an effort that should be underestimated. It is worth hiking and cycling enough, acclimating before climbing on board.
Don’t forget also that, before and after practice snowboard, it is a good practice to do stretching, avoiding injuries.
Use the appropriate equipment
It’s perfectly normal, when starting in practice of snowboarding, you still don’t have your own equipment, however, this should not be cause for concern. All the accessories and materials can be bought at the Cheeroutdoor. About the clothes, many stations have them available for lease, especially in South America. In other regions, it is interesting to try to inform before.
Namely, the recommendation is that you do not make the purchase of your own equipment on your first trip. In addition to being expensive equipment, you can purchase a material that isn’t ideal for you. In addition, the best time to buy equipment is at the end of the season, when you get a good discount on settlements.
Protect yourself well from the weather
Often, the animation for the holidays is such that, during the purchase of the travel packages, people don’t realize how the winds are sharp and ice cream on top of the mountains. Not to mention when it rains, causing temperatures to fall even more.
For this reason, it is essential to use waterproof materials and make use of a scarf to protect the neck. The use of special gloves and also non-stick should not be ignored, as well as to protect from the cold, are needed for skiing and snowboarding.
Despite the cold be the major factor worrying nature, the use of sunscreen should not be dismissed, as well as the dark glasses to protect eyes and skin from the Sun’s rays.
In possession of those tips, enjoy your holiday with tranquillity and fun! Also don’t forget to share this post on Facebook and contribute to a practice of snowboarding for beginners more and safer!