Alpine Snowboarding Review

In this video Jeff Meyer and I explore shreddin on Alpine setups. Alpine boards are typically stiffer, narrower, larger side-cut radii, used with hard-shelled boots and higher stance angles. We had a blast trying em out and making this vid on em, and can’t wait to try em some more next winter!

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Comments

Alexander Chudinov says:

Hi, Ryan!
and you do well in the alpine carve! )) What do you think about this carve style? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-gmlp5VjQs

HerosEnd says:

is Jeff from New Mexico?

Saul Goodman says:

You just amaze me. Riding switch without duck stance, impressive

Vincent Lebeau says:

First !!

Martin A says:

The side slipping doesn’t look as reta… I mean super awesome with the Alpine board

Mike Otto says:

Nice. I actually picked up an old Burton alpine board over the summer that I was thinking of trying out just for fun.

SpaceMan Gagarin says:

Не делай этого!

trabant66666 says:

No disrespect Ryan, but how the hell is it even possible you ride so much yet you don’t lose weight (I look almost the same as you hehe)? 🙂

Christopher Matthews says:

Hmmm, what about a twin-shaped alpine board, hard boots, and duck stance? Would that combine some of the best elements of alpine riding with freestyle?

meyersnow says:

Great Edit. I really enjoyed the music. Thanks for having me on your channel! Was a blast making this.

Andrey Petrakov says:

Pretty clear video Ryan, impresive!

Артур & co says:

or be silent, or make a subtitle

Rekaw97 says:

Those boots look so bad XD great video tho 😉

SiddyDaddy says:

Glad to see the Flux out there. I actually have the Flux in a freeride softboot setup. I love the torsional stiffness as I think that is were the speed (plus the base rocks) comes from. Not to mention I got my Flux super wide (28.6). I’ve raced at Keystone and it was clearly my (now not so) secret weapon. Get on a Donek!!!!

Mitchell Pauly says:

I will never understand the hate alpine boarding gets. “Limited” yes, but in the same way a Ferrari FXX is limited.

grimmriffer says:

Interesting you mention wanting empty wide runs, cos I was gonna ask! 🙂 I’ve noticed the alpine boarders are very picky about when and which runs they’ll go out.

ld198027 says:

Crazy question maybe, but why can’t you get a more ducklike stance on this board with these hardboots?

Gérard Philipp says:

Hey Ryan, Jeff,
Great Report , 14 minutes long interesting and enjoying . @Ryan How near does the Donek VSR sidecut technology (on an Soft boot Incline Board for example) behaves like a Alpine board?
Greetings
G.

Chris Sladden says:

First…..Great review intelligently done which is a huge surprise. only joking. interesting points raised

Geoff Vincelette says:

Nice work Jeff and Ryan. Pretty impressive what you guys figured out in a few days. Just think what you guys would do after a full season and custom molded boots? Once you figure out how to do fully laid out carves on some really steep slopes the G’s you can pull will blow you away.

Loc Nguyen says:

Was this last season? Where is this? I miss snowboarding. Why are you doing this to me? ;p

scott petrie says:

Buddy I have not seen you lay that shit down like you do on the freestyle board. Let’s see the horizontal action!

Roll Out says:

Great video!! I also had good/awkward feeling at the same time with alpine boards. =) haha~

Kurt Rein says:

Thanks again for the @mention at the end. Thanks most of all for helping me fall asleep while I watched. And how dare you say I don’t shred. I’ve gone a dozen times since ‘01

tubiak1 says:

I’d like to try this too someday but can’t find many demo’s in poland

Carreidas says:

I nearly gave this a thumbs down, because I won’t get to snowboard until Feb and that may get cancelled. Well jel!

trythisdude says:

Hey Ryan, Jeff! Thx for the vid! I’m still not that much interested in alpine snowboarding, can’t really see the fun into it. It is too specific, i prefer an all around snowboarding style; i can carve, jump, do tricks, ride backcountry and enjoy fresh powder. If i was living near my usual resorts, i would probably look into it. BTW, credit music? I love it!

Михаил Зл says:

Finally, hard stuff!
As a true hardboot fan, I would venture to give very useful advice, it will help in being more confident in bends, especially in the back stance. Use the knee of your rear leg, like a rudder and control the force on it at the very beginning of the turn, this will help to place the board more sharply to the slope. If you are regular – at the left turn try to remove the left shoulder back and slightly upwards, this will help to load the edge of the board more strongly. For control, you can drag your right hand to the toe of the left boot. But do not forget about your left shoulder! For Goofy everything is exactly the opposite. Well, the front turn requires less effort, just do not need to turn the body inside the turn, it is enough to pull the “inner” shoulder up.
And most importantly, to be as low as possible in the apexes of the turn, for this you learn to sit in the rack while standing still. Expand the shoulders and hips perpendicular to the board, you can place your hands for control, and try to sit as low as possible in the shoes without bending your back. The shorter you want to get a turn, the lower and sharper you need to get up.

Good luck to all!

Nil says:

-What do you think?
Ryan asked while sliding away, not afraid of the answer but carefree as he knew.. was the truth.

Артур & co says:

I do not fucking fucking understand what you’re saying. I’m from Russia. But to me it’s important that you talk. Because I want to roll like you.Андерстэнд ЁПТА ????врубай свой переводчик СкА

Hank Moody says:

Where is this?

MiniKodjo says:

side slipping looks even more stupid with that stance

Joseph Breese says:

Nice vid, and thanks for doing the review. I’ll be in the area this February for some side slipping tutorials, let’s ride! And riding switch is possible on an alpine board. I submit this video as evidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YraJ20u5kB8

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