Quitting School To Go Snowboarding – How Snomie.com Started

What’s in this video:

  • Why I quit university and moved to Whistler
  • Why I don’t want to be a pro snowboarder
  • How Snomie.com started and grew to the blog it is today

In this Snomie Mailbag I go into how Snomie.com started and how I ended up in Whistler snowboarding every day.

Note: While I did quit university, don’t take that to assume that I think everyone should immediately quit school and start a snowboard related company. This path worked for me and was right for my circumstances, but others may find university to be the right path for them (even if the education system is flawed).

Everyone has to make their own choices and everyone has different skills and abilities that they can use to pursue the life that make them happy.

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- Jed

How To Progress Your Freestyle & Snowboard Anything On The Mountain

What’s in this video:

  • The big mistake with freestyle progression that most snowboarders make
  • How to be a balanced snowboarder that can ride everything on the mountain
  • How to use the entire mountain to train your freestyle progression evenly
  • The difference between focused snowboard practice and relying too much on one freestyle skill
  • Nev from Snowboard Addiction making a little cameo at the end

A lot of riders make the mistake of letting certain skills fall behind, so this week let’s talk about freestyle progression and how to become a versatile, well-rounded snowboarder that can ride everything on the mountain.

There’s a difference between being focused on learning a new skill, such as a backside 360, and starting to focus too much on that one skill until it gets too far ahead of your other skills, so let’s talk about some ways to avoid that as well.

I also ran into my friend, Nev Lapwood from Snowboard Addiction while I was filming this, so he makes a little guest appearance throughout the video.

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- Jed

ps: I accidentally had the GoPro set on 1440p instead of 1080p, that’s why there are black bars on the sides. Also, the GoPro 3 Black review is coming, I’m just trying to find a Contour+2 to try get some side-by-side footage for the review.

How To Get A Job In Snowboarding (AKA Snowboard Friendly Jobs)

What’s in this video:

  • Why pro snowboarding and working in the industry aren’t always the best jobs for snowboarding
  • Which jobs give you the most free time to snowboard
  • What kind job is best for you

This is the start of a new series I’m calling the ‘Snomie Mail Bag’. Basically it’s me answering your snowboard questions that aren’t directly related to a specific snowboard trick, but rather everything else related to snowboarding, such as getting a job in snowboarding or planning a season at a ski resort.

This week we’re talking about ‘How To Get A Job In Snowboarding’. It’s basically the dream for most people to be able to snowboard every day, but it’s easier said than done, so let’s talk about jobs that let you do just that.

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Whistler’s Most Expensive Ski Houses (& Their Private Gondola)

What’s in this video:

This video I decided to go on a little snowboard adventure to check out an area of Whistler that I’ve always wanted to visit.

  • Walk through Kadenwood – Whistler’s super luxurious suburb with their own private gondola
  • Up close with the $9 million dollar ski mansion I showed you guys on twitter/facebook last week
  • Average cost of land in Kadenwood is $1.5 million+
  • Average house is approximately $4 million+

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ps: Still waiting for some decent weather to record more snowboard freestyle related tips. We’ve been lucky to have some storms dumping snow this week which is great for riding, but not so great for visibility or filming snowboard tips.

How To Spin A Corked 540 Vs. Regular 540 (GoPro POV Video)

What’s in this video:

  • How corked snowboard spins work
  • How to cork vs. flat spin (aka what causes corking and how to control it)
  • POV footage of regular backside 540 and corked backside 540 side-by-side
  • POV breakdown of the differences between a cork and non-corked spin
  • Why many snowboarders cork by accident and how it slows down their progress

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So this week I wanted to talk about corked snowboard spins. I know corked spins are kind of an advanced trick that most of you won’t be doing, but I want to explain to you exactly what causes corked rotation and how corked spins work because it’s important to learning correct spin technique even if you won’t be corking.

A big part of learning to spin consistently is learning to control your shoulders and keeping them flat (horizontal) while rotating, so in this video I’m going to break down corked vs. flat spins and have a in-depth look at how corked tricks work.

To show this, I do both a backside 540 and a corked backside 540 side-by-side and break down the differences between the corked and flat version of the trick.

The key to corking/not-corking is your shoulders and how you throw your body/shoulders as you initiate the spin and it’s something most snowboarders need to understand if they want to become smooth riders and avoid handicapping their spinning later down the line.

Filmed on: GoPro HD Hero3 Black @ 1080p 60fps (apologies for lack of color correction this week, my Final Cut Pro X was crashing and I couldn’t do a full color correction on the footage)

- Jed

ps: Next video will probably be to do with hopping on rails as it seems to be a popular topic that’s been requested a couple times already. Fingers crossed for good weather.

The vlog video I did had a good response so I’ll be doing more vlogs in the near future as well.