Jump to content

Blog lshads

  • entries
    40
  • comments
    17
  • views
    8,813

Freestyle Snowboarding (Snowboarding pt. 1)


lshads

288 views

There are two categories of snowboarding: Freestyle and Freeride.

I fit more into the freestyle category, but i wasn't always. Two years ago, i started snowboarding recreationally. Seeing all of the kids doing impressive tricks on their boards, I wanted to try my hand at the sport. However, I found rotation to be very difficult for me, and i could see why: with my big feet, I could only rent a large board. In any case, angular momentum is conserved, but with a really large moment of inertia due to both the heavy weight and length of the board, my angular velocity suffered. this year, i am using a board that is 10 centimeters (a very large difference) shorter and half the weight. The reduction of the moment of inertia means that I can spin much faster now, and even show off a little bit! Thank you, conservation of angular momentum!

For added fun, here is Torstein Horgmo, who uses a board almost 10 centimeters shorter than mine! He spins quite fast!

0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...