Learn some 'Snowboarding Basics'
Snowboarding isn't an easy sport to pick up and God knows that watching the pros stomp everything effortlessly doesn't help the self esteem. Remember though, as bad as you think you are, the pros were at that stage at some point in their career so they do know how it feels. It might feel slightly different as you may only get to see the snow for one week of the year and they see it for about 300 days, but at some point you were kindred spirits.
Thanks to Whitelines, Snowboarder MBM and Mpora's German cousin - Mpora.de - I'm pleased to announce the arrival of Snowboarding Basics. Trick tips of all the moves that you want to get dialled explained to you by the people who you watch all the time - Jamie Nicholls, Ben Kilner, Phips Gruber and Mathias Weissenbacher. Now instead of throwing 500 videos at you with double corks and McTwists, the guys at Whitelines have divided them into 3 categories: Easy, Intermediate, Hard. Within these categories are the tricks and you'll be able to pick and choose which ones you want to try out. Here are the first four videos that have been unleashed on the world...
http://mpora.com/videos/trMGYPsbc Snowboarding Basics: Wallride - Drop ins with Mathias Weißenbacher
http://mpora.com/videos/VInUMzd4b More Snowboarding Videos
http://mpora.com/videos/4juNHPPfU Snowboarding Basics: Kicker - Bs 180s with Ben Kilner
http://mpora.com/videos/20JB5ELNR Snowboarding Basics: Piste - BS 180s with Phips Gruber
Ok. If you hadn't noticed they aren't split up into their categories but if you're able to pick up a copy of Snowboarding Basics then it's all broken up in there quite nicely. Less confusion makes tricks easier! Keep your eyes on Mpora for the next videos to get released and keep trying those tricks until you stomp them! If you're up on the mountain and wanting to watch these videos then don't forget that you'll be able to watch these videos through the Mpora iPhone app.
It's like we're making everything easier...