I have been a life long skier until last year when I switched over to check out this whole snowboarding thing. At the time I had no clue how to snowboard and none of my friends did either. So I got on youtube and watched the very badly produced instructional video's that seems like almost every knob wannabe snowboard instructor produces. I got enough information from those to where I wouldn't kill myself the first time on the hill.
I have to say I picked up snowboarding REALLY fast and after about a month on the hill I was jumping, hitting 180's and doing basic tricks in the park like 50-50's. So I went back to youtube to try and find more info on doing tricks and what I found was very disappointing until I stumbeled accross the Snowboard Addiction videos. I bought the Freestyle DVD box set. WOW!!!!!
By the end of last season I was stomping 360's, buttering all over the mountain, and was able to do nose/tail boardslides. Tricks that I know I would have busted my ass MANY times on if it had not been for the DVD's!
A part of buying the DVD set I also got a free 1 year subscription to the members area of their website where I was able to download the "Learn to Ride" video. Damn do I wish I had that video when I first started!! Would have saved me a ton of time searching youtube.
So now I have 100% converted over to snowboarding and will never ski again.
My only regret is that I didn't switch over sooner. I have had more fun snowboarding in one season then 20 seasons of skiing.
As for the Snowboarding Addiction videos... I VERY highly recommend them to anybody just starting off snowboarding with the "Learn to Ride" video. All the way to the intermediate guys looking to really step up your game with jumps and park features. As for the advanced/pro riders, these videos might be fun for you to watch and you might take away a tip or two to tighten up your back 9. But as far as learning something new its doubtfull. They dont teach how to do a frontside 1260 double cork or anything like that.
So for the 99% of us that are not Travis Rice caliber and still trying to get our 3's and 5's on lock, these videos were meant for us!