A longtime entrepreneur, Theodore “Ted” Catino founded Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation (SNAAC) in the 1980s. Having sold the company, he is currently working as an interview and transition coach. Ted Catino also assists his son, TJ, with running 625 Investments, LLC. Outside of work, Ted Catino enjoys snowboarding.
Feeling like you’ve hit a plateau in terms of your snowboarding skills can rapidly kill your motivation to improve. However, there are several things that you can try to move past your current skill level. Below are just a few ideas:
1. Get new equipment. Many people may still be using their beginner-level snowboarding equipment despite being more intermediate or advanced. By using gear that does not match your strength or ability, you limit how much you can really improve. Try buying new equipment that better suits your current snowboarding level and style.
2. Get low. Not getting low enough is an issue most often seen among newer snowboarders, but it is something that can prevent seasoned snowboarders from fully improving their skills. By bending your knees and getting lower to the ground, you improve both your power and control while riding. This makes it easier to handle bumps and take turns, and it also improves your stability.
3. Learn switch riding. A great way to improve your overall skills and, more specifically, your ability to complete tricks, switch riding takes a bit of practice. It takes a lot of focus to complete basic snowboarding movements in the reverse position, but it makes you more aware of your regular riding and your movements, making it easier to tweak certain things that may be holding you back.