New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

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Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

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Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

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Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

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Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.

New Snowboard Buying Guides

If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.

Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:

1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.

We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.

2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.

We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.

I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (38 votes cast)
New Snowboard Buying Guides, 9.5 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
11 Responses to New Snowboard Buying Guides
  1. Nammon
    August 26, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Hi Jill. Hi rick.

    I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Simple, real, and y’all are funny! I’ll be starting my 3rd season this winter and a friend asked me to teach her. I’m sending her to your site for the instructional videos while we’re waiting for snow. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Nammon

  2. colin
    April 7, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your videos and write ups. I just started snowboarding this year 2012/2103 and from watching your videos and slope experience, I learned how to turn, carve, and even do jumps on my very first season. I wanted to say that your videos were great, and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  3. Stephen
    November 11, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    Hey guys!

    We went snowboarding in Loveland last Saturday and we had a blast!! I used to ski and now I snowboard (first time last Saturday) so I started watching your videos two weeks in advance to prepare myself. Wow your videos are awesome and very helpful. Thanks for helping people like me learn the basics. My friends can’t beleive it’s my first time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you guys one of these days! My wife loves winter park and we go there more than any resort. Anyways, thanks again! You guys are rock!

    Stephen

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      I mean you guys rock! Lol

  4. Jim Wilkerson
    April 6, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    What a great job on teaching snowboarding. I just started to snowboard in the 2011/2012 season at Nubs Nob
    in northern Michigan. I was an avid skier and had always wanted to snowboard because it looks like so much fun. Well, I started Dec 15 with my first lesson, next day I didn’t think I could make it out of bed, but did and decided to go back and try and try I did. After 1 full month of the bunny hill, I started with the beginner hills all the time watching your videos and learning. I can now do all the beginner, intermediates and 2 black diamonds. Thank you for the great and expert instructions. By the way I am 58 years old and am a converted skier. I don’t really want to ski. Maybe that will change but for now, I have to start learning new tricks for next season. Would love to meet you guys someday, Thanks again Jim Wilkerson

    • Jill
      April 22, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are getting out and enjoying the hill on a snowboard. Rick and I both switch between skiing and snowboarding — it’s nice to do both (especially in the midwest).

      Take care!
      Jill

  5. jean-luc
    January 23, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    The snow professor.com is more and more interesting! Thanks a lot for all the material found in your website.

  6. Harvey Hayashi
    January 10, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Glad to see you producing more instructional videos.

    Your videos have been a great help to me. No longer producing epic bails (for my sons’ great amusement).

    Love the recommendations, and no big issue with advertising (thanks for not having viagra, etc ads).

    So, keep up the great work.

    Thanks
    Harvey

  7. Jim Masters
    December 8, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Deaer Snowprofessor

    Thank you so much for your excellent website. I am a beginner in the UK, getting very excited about my first proper trip – 1 week in France. Did three days last year, beasted myself but absolutely loved it! I am a surfer and it felt like things came reasonably quickly. I have been watching all your tutorial videos avidly and cant wait to put them in to practice. You are the ONLY place breaking snowboarding down so effectively and I wish you luck as you try to make some cash out of this. Magic Seaweed works well as a surfing website – perhaps there is some additional database backed forecasting stuff you can add? there’s runs off met – office data I believe, as well as ocean bouy data. Currently I am trying to find snow forecasts for January, there are forecasts for two weeks aehad, but like I said I am a little excited.

    I recently bought an ex-demo board at a reduced price. It is a Nitro Backlight gulwing. It feels geat when strapped on but I am yet to ride it. Do you know this board?

    All the best and thanks for helping me, your tips will stay with me on the snow

    Jim

  8. cflo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    I think it takes a lot more than recommendations to “sell out.” Maybe if you dressed in all burton, rode burton only, did burton promo tours, and only suggested burton boards, that is “selling out.” I might have missed it but I do not see a paypal link if people wanted to contribute to the effort of your wonderful website and outstanding videos.
    Once again I thank you for making such an easy to follow path to snowboarding.

    • Rick
      November 21, 2011 | 8:55 pm

      We thought about a PayPal donate button, but with all the real problems in the world that need donations, we thought it was just kind of silly (like the First World Problems meme). The best way to support us at this time is to use our shopping/coupon links. We even have some non-snowboard sites like Amazon.