Trick Tips With SnowboardAddiction.com
My brother found these freestyle instructional videos on YouTube – they’re made by SnowboardAddiction.com.
The first one that I watched was Part 1 of the Advanced Spinning Lesson, which I’ll embed below. I was immediately impressed. Some good tips that I haven’t seen in other instructional videos. The presentation and attention to detail are excellent also.
I then watched the lesson on frontside boardslides, and again, was impressed. It will seem obvious to those who’ve got the fs bs on lockdown, but I really like the way they showed the counter-rotation of the upper body. They also cover good, practical methods of building up your confidence before taking it to a box, and then a rail.
And get this: there’s the option to watch all of the jumping lessons in either regular or goofy! I’m not saying that providing both views is particularly difficult, but it definitely makes sense. It reinforces the effort that they’ve put into their productions, and again it’s something I haven’t seen before.
Addendum: I’ve just watched the goofy version and it seems it’s actually the same video, just reflected. That’s funny! I’m not sure whether it actually matters? Seeing the trick the way you ride it definitely helps with the association – so this probably works. I’ll check it out next time before blindly singing praises
On the main website there’s a big collection of lesson material. I think the idea is that you either buy their DVDs or download the videos; the second option being cheaper. I’m pretty sure I read that they’re good for playing on your iPhone? And then there’re the teasers and some free material – like the stuff I’ve been watching on youtube. I wonder how much more is in the purchased material?
I signed up for their newsletter which was supposed to unlock access to part two of the advanced spinning lesson. That didn’t seem to work out, I still can’t watch it.
But I’m still impressed. I’ll be checking out more of their videos and might end up buying some downloads also!
Here’s part 1 of that lesson…