Anatomy of a Snowboard

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tomas Sbertoli, Director of Snowsports at Wintergreen Resort, demonstrates the basics of snowboarding including the anatomy of a snowboard.

    Tomas Sbertoli: Hi! I am Tomas Sbertoli, Director of Snowsports here at Wintergreen Resort. Today I am showing you how to snowboard. Before we get started, let's take a look at the board itself. Okay, you have got two bindings. Little bit different from outline skiing where we don't just clip in and go, but we have got the straps that wrap over our feet and slowly crank us in. So we get a nice snug comfortable feeling. Each binding has a high back piece to it which provides support when we are leaning back on that heel edge, rolling the board over from heel to toe.

    The board itself looks quite a bit like a surfboard or a wave board. Similar designs, similar use. So there is real commonalities between those two things. In the base, we have got a smooth flat black base that we adhere wax to. It allows the board to glide and two metal edges, very similar to a ski. The metal edges dig and allows us to carve the board or steer the board. Give it direction and by. So the next thing we will do is we will actually strap in and do some movement around the flat area. Let's get started.