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Old 11-19-2010, 11:05 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I know they are working on a "How to ride halfpipe" vid. I'm still waiting for that one to drop.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:23 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I know they are working on a "How to ride halfpipe" vid. I'm still waiting for that one to drop.
Oh man me too!! Can't wait for that one
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #63 (permalink)
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these videos are great! I bought the downloadable version the other day and I'm already riding so much better. I recommend signing up for their mailing list bc every now and then they'll send you a coupon for 30% off which was one of the reasons I bought it. Got it for like $35, only like 2 hours or work, def worth it in my opinion if your just learning how to do freestyle
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:40 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Oh man me too!! Can't wait for that one
Yep, we are currently working on a "How to ride Pipe" video. It'll be due out this season with plenty of time to put it to good use.

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Our goal is to make our customers happy and get everyone stoked on learning and landing new tricks.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:33 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I haven't read the whole thread, so sorry if I've missed that other people have recommended a review... but, I've got the SA freestyle program and rate it highly. Before breaking my leg [not snowboarding ] the tips were helping me get nose grabs and front boards down. Impressed.

If you're interested, there's a link to my review of the program in the signature below... cheers, Gavin
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:49 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I bought SA vids last year to improve my jumping and I think they're by far the best freestyle instructional videos made.

I also have Jumping with Jussi and Jibbing with Jeremy and pretty much all they say for every jump is "pop an ollie of the lip, turn your head and complete the 540"...so the whole damn time I was thinking I sucked at jumping because I couldn't ollie off the lip of a bigger jump and initiate the spin at the same time. As this video reveals that's the wrong way to do it and once I gave up on the ollie technique and started popping the right way everything came pretty easy.

Sometimes not knowing how to do the little things can really hold you back and these vids cover everything.

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:19 AM   #67 (permalink)
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I think the difference between these videos and many of the others is that they assume you know nothing.

The other videos are just people who have done it a long time and just instictively know how to move their bodies and assume you're going to move your 50 skeletal joints exactly the way they themselves do when you perform their trick.

Nev Lapwood describes the movements as if you've never been on a snowboard and also includes some easy to understand physics so you will understand WHY it works. Therefore, when you watch the videos, they actually "make sense" and you will understand what you have to accomplish with your OWN BODY in the real physical environment. And with some proper emphasis on some important details, it drills it into your head that you have to be aware of certain key pointers when you perform a trick. Nev also includes a lot of drills, which is important because it sometimes takes a while for muscle memory to establish even if you "know how it's supposed to be done". And you need to learn in incremental steps without killing yourself.

I actually would like it more if they included some more in depth physics and the "mechanics of a snowboard", etc. This would allow you to connect more with what's actually going on and figure out what mistakes you are making when it doesn't work right. It would also help you develop your own style by allowing you to use that knowledge to tweak or make new tricks. But I guess this would exclude some younger viewers and such and maybe bore ppl.

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:36 AM   #68 (permalink)
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I loaded mine to the iPod love it, watch them all the time too.
I just learned you land a front side 360 blind...I had no idea about that.

-Slyder
I actually figured out "blind backside landings" myself. But it took a long time and lots of crashes because I always tried to land them non-blind. I thought you were supposed to look at the ground because I read that you should spot your landing by looking between your bindings. Even when I was able to land OK blind, I would still try to get myself to not do that because I thought it was wrong because I'm not looking where I'm going. But after I saw the video...it told me that it was OK to do! Woot!
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:04 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Yep mate...that is good practice......

Part of your "ride through" of a terrain park is obviously used to visually look at the features; paying close attention to the landing zones. Along with that, this gives you a feel for the snow conditions and how fast the snow is. It also is a great time to watch other riders and see the speeds they are carrying and where they are landing.
Also, on many park jumps, the boosting ramp is like in the middle of the "hump", so you can ride the hump along side the ramp on either side to get a feel for the approach, look at the ramp from either side, and get a feel for the landing.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:46 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Guys,
The Team over here at Snowboard Addiction cannot thank you enough for the postive feedback and love being thrown at our DVDs. This is exactly what we strive for: to help other riders become better riders.

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