Beginners in snowboarding may think it is easier to strap in while sitting down. This technique however has its disadvantages because it requires a lot of energy and time to push oneself up from the position since you are an amateur and you are left with a wet but.
This tutorial highlight tips that will help you strap in standing up; and save you and your snowboarding buddies’ time at the mountain top. It will also reduce your energy exertion before you drop in.
If you practice the lessons in this tutorial, you are sure to master strapping in standing up.
Find out more as you read along!
Get a piece of flat terrain and place your board down flat with the base down. Ensure that you put a foot on the board because they are notorious for running off on snowboarders. Begin with your front foot strapped in. That is,
- If you are goofy, use your right foot
- If you are regular, use your left foot
To undo your straps, lift up the tab on the buckle, then pull out the ladders. Use your glove to wipe out the snow that may have stored up in the footbed. If you do not do this, it can build up all through the day and give you a tough time when you want to put your foot in a snuggly like.
Get Your Foot in There
Put your front foot on the binding, ensure that the back of the boot is up against the highback. Also, ensure that you get your heel to the back with your boot leaning against the highback in the binding. At first, you might face difficulties like a blow from your fist or wiggling, but with time, you will eventually master it.
With your foot now firmly in the binding, glide the ladder into the ankle strap’s buckle, then tighten the ratchet. Ensure that you do not over-tighten the ratchet such that the foot will fall off, but tight it well enough to stop it from wiggling around the baseplate.
Repeat the same process above with the toe strap. Glide the ladder into the ankle strap’s buckle, then tighten the ratchet.
- In your search to find a spot where you can strap in, ensure to check that you are not obstructing someone behind who is almost done strapping in and ready to drop in.
- Ensure that after strapping in, you are in a good spot that is not obstructing the main path or be in a spot away from the view of riders above you. For example jump, knuckle, or the backside of a roller.
- Practice these tips regularly when you strap in. Your wrists, arms, and butt will be thankful to you. Persistence is the key. As they say, practice makes perfect.
That is all. You are now an expert in strapping in while standing. You are ready to skate about now that your back leg is free.