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adult'S TEST AND LEVEL - SNOWBOARD

snowboard beginner


● Has no experience of snowboarding.

Definition of beginner test:
●  Changing direction on both sides of the fall line
●  Elementary rounded turn.
●  Direct line facing down the slope, normal foot or switch.

This is the equivalent of the Kids' Rookie Rider Test

SNOWBOARD CLASS 1


●  Has completed the snowboarding starter level.
●  Is starting to be able to change direction.
●  Can move along by sideslipping.
●  Can get up off the ground.

DEFINITION OF THE TEST 1ER SNOWBOARD
●  Can complete 6 to 8 elementary turns.
And 2 of the 3 following:
●  4 to 6 basic turns in switch.
●  A small figure on a snowpark jump.
●  Flat Link two sliding 180's front and back with a backside turn in between


SNOWBOARD CLASS 2

●  Can complete a series of frontside and backside turns on a green piste.
●  Can stop by sideslipping.
●  Can sideslip diagonally forwards then backwards and use a ski tow.

DEFINITION OF CLASS 2 TEST:
●  Holds the class 1 snowboard award.
●  Can complete short turns ao a medium slope.
And 2 of the 3 following:
●  6 to 8 turns in switch through a small slalom.
●  2 180 degree jumps with a turn in between.
●  A tail press on a box.


SNOWBOARD CLASS 3


●  Holds the class 2 snowboard award.
●  Can snowboard on blue and red pistes and also in the snowpark.
●  Can easily complete a series of turns on blue pistes with little sideslipping.
●  Is starting to be able to complete switch turns on green pistes. ●  Can do ollies and also sliding and jumping 180 degree rotations.

DEFINITION OF CLASS 3 TEST:
●  Can complete refined/carved turns both small and long radius on medium slope.
And 2 of the 3 following:
●  Hold a nose or tail slide.
●  2x180 degree jumps in back and switch whilst traversing, with a frontside turn in between.
●  A balanced grab on a 4 to 6 metre box.

 

Snowboard Expert

  • ●  Series of various figures including hoops, tables and bank turns on a slope that has approximately 15 degree's inclination and is 700 meters long.

DEFINITION OF EXPERT TEST:
●  Can descend, with varying radius turns in all snow conditions, with style and control.
And 2 of the 3 following:
●  Obtain the X-boarder vermeil level.
●  A minimum of 4 linked figures in Flat.
●  Slide on a box in boardslide and a 360 on a medium box (4 to 6m).