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Snow/Ski Dice (Android & iPhone)
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For the freeskiers and park shredders amongst you Snow Dice provides a fun way of mixing up your runs by randomly generating tricks for you to try. It caters to a variety of ability levels, allowing you to control the range of tricks it offers – if you only want to try 1080s then you can.
The app comes in separate versions for skiers and snowboarders. The latter includes extra features including being able to play S.H.R.E.D with friends and instructions on how to nail each trick. Hopefully these extras will arrive on the ski app soon.
Snow and Ski Dice costs $1.99 or £1.25 – a free version is available.
Trick Bag (Android & iPhone)
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In a similar way to the Snow Dice app, Trick Bag aims to satisfy the needs of snowboarders who like to spend their time in the park or in the pipe. It’s considerably more in-depth and feature heavy though – it keeps track of your progress as you master new tricks and allows you to create wishlists of tricks you’ve yet to master.
The list on offer is pretty comprehensive and you can watch videos of the tricks to give you an idea of what to be aiming for. There’s even a quiz to test your knowledge. However, the menus can be pretty slow to respond so be patient.
Trick Bag costs $1.99 or £1.49 – a free version is available.
ActionShot (iPhone only)
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This app allows you to recreate all the fancy action sequence shots you see on the covers of glossy magazines yourself. ActionShot takes a short clip of the action and then quickly turns it into a cool looking picture by using selected frames. You can choose just how many pictures make up the sequence and then share them with the world.
ActionShot is free.
Download from iTunes.