(edit – I loved this product so much that I partnered with them to set up a bonus discount for Snomie.com readers at the end of the snowboard addiction review. All links in this article are now affiliate links, enjoy the discount - Jed)
What do you do when you want to learn to hit a jump on a snowboard? Or learn to hit a rail? Or spin 180s, 360s or backflips?
For 9 out of 10 people, the solution is looking for snowboard trick tips that teach you how to do the trick.
One company in particular, Snowboard Addiction, has dominated the snowboard trick tip game with over 17,000+ snowboard trick tip videos sold every year.
So do they live up to the hype and are their snowboard trick tip videos as good as everyone says they are?
I purchased their full trick tip program and I’m going to give you an in-depth review of all their snowboard trick tips and courses.
What’s in this Snowboard Addiction Review:
- How their videos compare vs. free snowboard trick tips
- In depth break down of each of their snowboard trick tip courses
- My snowboard addiction review of their full freestyle program
- Bonus: How to get their videos for less $$
Alright, let’s get on with this!
1) Free snowboard trick tips vs. Snowboard Addiction’s trick tips
So the first question is why pay for what you can find free online?
To look at this further, here’s a very common example of a free snowboard trick tip made by a big snowboard magazine, Transworld Snowboarding:
If we break it down, we see the common problems with most free snowboard trick tips:
1) They describe the trick instead of telling you how to do it
The entire trick tip above can be summed up as “So you approach the snowboard jump… spin 360 off your toes… grab…. land… congrats you just did a 360!”
There wasn’t actually any information on how to make your snowboard spin a 360. This is the problem that happens when you employ pro snowboarders who are awesome at snowboarding, but horrible at teaching.
These pros will tell you to “initiate the spin” and “launch into the 360″ without actually telling you how to do it.
2) They skip important basics that you need to know
One huge problem with most free online trick tips is that they forget about all the other skills a beginner needs to know BEFORE they can do the trick.
For example, let’s say you want to learn to do a backside 360, just like in the video above.
You need to know how to create and control pressure by carving. You need to know how to create a platform to spin off. You need to know how to hit a jump while staying balanced in the air.
These are basics that you need to master and unfortunately trick tip videos like the one above don’t teach any of that.
Fun fact: 99% of all snowboard freestyle uses the same basic movements. The basic movements that allow you to spin a 360 are the same movements you use to spin a 540, 720, 900 and beyond.
Okay, so how does the video above compare to the actual Snowboard Addiction freestyle trick tip lessons?
2) What Snowboard Addiction offers and what you get for your money:
3) A look at Snowboard Addiction’s Full Freestyle Program:
Price: $69 for the download version (or $62.10 if you use our tip at the end of this review), includes 8 different snowboard freestyle trick tip courses inside.
Each course download was about 200 to 650 megabytes and all snowboard lessons were available in either regular or goofy stance:
What’s inside each trick tip video course:
Here’s what you can expect inside each of the snowboard trick tip courses that Snowboard Addiction offers.
Click ‘show‘ to view what’s inside each snowboard training course.
Course 1: Introduction To Freestyle
Course 2: Intermediate Freestyle
Course 3: Getting Upside Down
Course 4: Halfpipes & Handplants
Course 5: Buttery Stuff
Course 6: Riding Powder
Course 7: Jumping Vol 2
Course 8: Jibbing Vol 2
4) Snowboard Addiction Review – the pros vs. cons of their freestyle program:
What I didn’t like about their trick tips:
Honestly the only negative I can really find is that the download links expire within 48 hours of purchasing any of the download programs.
I’d have preferred it if there was some way for you to access the downloads at any time in the future, but I do understand why they have to make the links expire to stop people from stealing their videos.
What I liked about their trick tips:
Snowboard Addiction videos are one of the only snowboard products I recommend on this blog for a good reason. They teach everything from a beginner’s perspective and build up to more complicated tricks.
Remember earlier when I said 99% of all snowboard tricks are made up of the same basic movements? The guys at Snowboard Addiction teach using this as the basis of their entire lessons.
Each of their video lessons follows a very similar path:
- Describe the trick they’re going to teach
- Break down the trick into several basic snowboard techniques
- Teach how to execute each basic snowboard technique
- Piece together the bigger trick by combining all the previously taught basic techniques
Unlike those other trick tips on YouTube, their lessons teach everything from the ground up. Every lesson is designed to be simple and build on one of their previous snowboard lessons.
This is why their product works and why I’m happy to highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get into freestyle snowboarding.
Discount for Snomie.com readers:
So I contacted Nev over at Snowboard Addiction and set up a discount code just for Snomie.com readers.
If you wish to purchase any of his trick tip videos right now, you can use the code ‘snomie‘ at checkout to get 10% off anything you buy.
Remember, they offer a 120% money back guarantee, so if you don’t find their trick tips useful, you can always get your money back and 20% extra on top of that.
Here you go: