How To Eurocarve On A Snowboard

  • Published on:  5/1/2015

    This is a free section of the how to Eurocarve on a Snowboard tutorial.

    On a snowboard, a Eurocarve, is essentially a toeside carve, where the riders weight is totally over their toe edge and they are as flat as possible to the snow. Apart from raising sex appeal and impressing friends, a eurocarve is an awesome way to style up your riding.

    Before attemping eurocarves. You should be proficient in connecting toeside and heelside carves, all over the mountain.

    STEP 1 - Practice the position
    Before trying a full on Eurocarve. Try and do a very heavy toeside carve. Get as low as you possibly can. The more bent and lower you are, the better. Now try adding a heel edge grab with your front hand. This will help you get used the feeling of riding on the most extreme point of your edge.

    STEP 2 - Practice the lay-down motion on flat ground
    While strapped into your snowboard, practice transitioning from the super crouched and athletic position from STEP 1 into a full on Eurocarve position. Remember, the lower you are to the ground, the less distance you have to fall to the ground.

    STEP 3 - Go for it.
    Now that you're used to riding low, and have the lay-down motion on lock, try and combine them together. It will definitely take some tries and getting used to. But, it's a fairly low risk trick, and you'll feel awesome when you start stomping them.

    PRO TIP:
    - Grab your coat with your fingers to make sure snow doesn't get up your sleave.

    Goodluck! And as always, our goal is to improve your riding.

    Location: Whistler Blackcomb
    Riders: Nev Lapwood and Tino
    Stance: Regular