Snowboarding is a winter sport that has grown-up from skateboarding and surfing. Several inventors explored the idea of surfing on the snow and gave a rise to fairly a new sport that quickly became popular and the early, elementary snowboards were given up.
If you want to know about, what Snowboarding is, just picture it as surfing
or skateboarding - only on snow. Snowboarding is a relatively new winter
sport wherein one ride a fiberglass board, just like a large skateboard with
the feet strapped on it, and sliding down a ski slope or a particularly
Techniques of Snowboarding
The principle of Snowboarding is to maintain your balance as you surf down
a ski slope with both feet securely tighten to the snowboard via high-back
or plate bindings that are non-releasable.
Unlike skiers, who keeps on transforming their weight from one ski to the
other, snowboarders' transform their weight from foot heels to theirs toes
as well as from one end of the board to the other. To stop the motion, one
has to push the heels or toes hard to strike the edge of the snowboard into
the snow. Although most people compare snowboarding to skiing, snowboarding
techniques are closer to skateboarding and surfing than to skiing.
Snowboarding Winter Sport in India
India has also set its foot in adventure sports taken up in Himalayas.
Besides skiing, snow hailing, mountain climbing, snowboarding is also
developing its wings into the alpine regions of North India. Snowboarding is
fast developing into foremost adventure sports among the die-hard snow
enthusiast - definitely a, breathtaking and a fairly a new sport in India.
Mainly there are 3 leading styles of competition exist in snowboarding -
Alpine, Freestyle and Boarder cross.
Garhwal Himalayas, in the Chamoli district of western Uttar Pradesh
facilitates all kind of winter sports. Auli has developed as an idle
destination for snowboarding adventure sport. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas
Nigam, a government agency, offers budget dormitories, huts and deluxe rooms
near Auli, to those who want to indulge in any kind of winter sport.
The region also offers a panoramic and marvelous vista of snow capped
Himalayan peaks including the Nanda Devi, the 4th tallest mountain in the
world, The 5 sq. kilometer expansion of pristine slopes may be small yet,
challenging for cross-country, careen and downhill adventures.
State of Jammu/ Kashmir also facilitates snowboarding at Gulmarg.
Indian Himalayas are abode of adventure winter sports. The deep virgin
powder snow of Summer Mountains is just perfect to ride the best snow ridden
all season. It gives an experience - like cutting butter with a hot knife,
absolutely smooth and pure! On the way down, encountered multiple natural
jumps, steep speed sections and relaxed open soul surfing areas. The ride
down the snow-capped mountains takes around half and hour that is well worth
the one and a half-hour hike climbing! It is one of the out of the world
experience that will be cherished you all the year round.
Go for items that are uniquely snowboarding or designed primarily for the
snowboarding. Snowboard bags, helmets, videos, tuning kits, padded
protective gear are all use full whether your are riding or sliding down.
Many items particularly clothing are useful for snowboarding - like hats,
gloves and mittens are prerequisite of snowboarding.
You will require a snowboards, snow blades, or ski blades, single and
double; padded and non-padded; rolling or carried or backpack and a bag that
holds skis and snowboards.