When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.8/10 (19 votes cast)
When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?, 9.8 out of 10 based on 19 ratings
12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.

When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?

Hands down, this is the question we hear most often. The simple answer is we’re working on new videos. But free time is a bit strapped these days.

When we began the website in 2008, Rick was a stay-at-home dad with one baby and a wedding videographer business. I was planning my wedding and working in affiliate marketing for Target.com. We both taught snowboarding 4-6 days a week and had energy left-over to write, film and edit—roughly 14 Snowprofessor episodes each year.

Today, Rick’s life revolves around 2 kids (4 and 2 years old), a full-time job, minivan and 2 dogs. I juggle a crawling baby (who doesn’t like naps), a yellow lab and job as an affiliate manager—working full-time from home. These days it seems I hardly get to use the bathroom by myself and rarely have weekend plans that don’t involve cleaning the house. Rick still coaches 4 days a week, leads clinics as an AASI Ed Staff member and is looking forward to teaching his own kids to ski this year. Between pregnancy and breast feeding, I have only been snowboarding 3 times in the past two years.

While I never thought we would be millionaires making free snowboard lessons, I assumed at some point we would pull a modest profit. Don’t get me wrong, we love sharing the sport and have fun making the videos; which is why we have kept it up for three years. But it’s hard to put videos ahead of runny noses, gap-toothed smiles, conference calls, clogged drains, deadlines, bedtime stories and ice dams.

Perhaps one day SnowProfessor.com will be so profitable that Rick and I can quit our jobs. Until then, we will try to produce content when we find the rare snippet of free time.

Below is a list of upcoming episodes that are in various stages of production:
Snowboard Tricks:
* Intro to Grabs: Indy
* Front-side 180s
* Back-side 360s
* Hitting Bigger Jumps
* Front-side Boardslides (Funbox)

Intermediate lessons
* Top 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes
* One-footed snowboarding
* Surface 360s
* Tips for Traversing

All Mountain
* Steeps
* Moguls
* Trees
* Slush

Snowboard equipment

* How to Tune a Snowboard (Basic tune)
* How to Store Your Snowboard for the Summer

General
* Get in Shape for Snowboarding

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12 Responses to When Will SnowProfessor Post More Videos?
  1. Kelly
    March 25, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    I wanted to let you know your website kept me from injuring my knee again. I tried to learn snowboarding with a private lessons but the instructor was not really good at teaching. He just told me to watch him, and without explaining how it works you can’t really see how to do it.

  2. Denis
    January 26, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Hello usefull guys,

    I learned monkey style riding on my own in one day.

    Then got on your site and relearned thanks to your very usefull lessons that takes everythings from scratches with very pedagogical manner.
    I just realized how good your lessons were while having a look elsewhere… snomie . com

    Well, if you have 5 minutes, I’ll let you check by yourselves and make your own idea.

    Thanks for the great job.

  3. Neil Kite
    May 12, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Thank You for all the effort and time you have put into making there great videos for us to watch. They are very informative and easy to follow.

    Thanks again

    Neil

  4. Susana Duarte
    January 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

    I also loved your videos. I’m looking forward trying the tips and techniques you showed. I also agree you should accept donations. Also why not allow the download of the videos for a small fee? An app with your contents would rock too 😉 its not hard to set up and you may also get some income from that. Whatever keeps you producing good videos!

  5. Troy
    December 22, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I love your videos and have to say the fact that you are all grown up with family issues and commitments and all that boring stuff massively sucks. It sucks for us because your videos are such a huge help and, despite your silly sense of humour or perhaps because of your silly sense of humour, very entertaining. It also sucks for you that you don’t get to pursue your passion as much as you like. I had 3 years off of snowboarding due to financial constraints, living in the south of England means that I have to travel far and wide to find both mountains and snow. When I eventually got to take a ski holiday in 2011 and strapped my board on again after such a long time it was actually quite emotional, like seeing a really close friend for the first time in years. It was at that point that I decided I would never leave it that long again, even if it meant never going to another Glastonbury festival, another Cricket test match, missing our regular surfing and camping trips to Devon, etc. So, I feel your pain. I’m only an intermediate rider but love snowboarding intensely and have been able to do so with increasing freedom thanks largely to your videos. Cheers.

  6. emma
    March 25, 2011 | 12:25 am

    hi,

    just want to thank you for your incredibly helpful site! i’m a big fan! i’ve been checking your videos again and again. but for some reason i only found your blog today. and it made my day, there will be more videos coming out! cant’t wait!

    at the same time, i so understand your lack of time. please, don’t feel pushed to do something you can’t do with your whole heart. i can wait, and i won’t forget you and your site.

    i’m also ready to donate. these lessons have been very valuable to me. after coming home and thinking back my riding, it’s been handy to check your videos (that’s what i did wrong or that i’ll try next time). i’ve taken lessons, but unfortunately the teachers don’t come home with me 😉

    all the best,
    emma.
    helsinki, finland

  7. Jay-U
    March 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    may I request that you add switch riding to one of your videos in production?

    • Rick
      March 13, 2011 | 6:19 am

      Hey there,

      All you need to do to learn switch is do our beginner progression backwards. Skip any steps you feel really comfortable with or that are not needed (chairlift).

      As you practice switch, make sure you focus on keeping more of your weight on your front foot. That is the biggest issue most people have when riding switch.

    • Bao
      August 5, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Just do exactly what you do normally, just with the other foot. I tried riding switch down the Green for the very first time and made it down okay. Just feels awkward since I’m not use to it. All I did was apply the basic techniques that Jill and Rick teaches in their videos. I was quite shocked I could make it down the mountain having never ridden switched before. Just goes to show that what they’re teaching is the right technique.

  8. nlwhitewater
    March 7, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I agree with BAO,
    Pay pal might donations might be something to consider. Touble is sounds like you also need donations of time.

    The upcommming 4 Intermediate Mistakes & Fixes, One-footed snowboarding, Steeps, Moguls sound really good.

    Love the site and appreciate the effort it requires!!

  9. Bao
    March 4, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Why don’t you guys setup a Paypal so people can donate money to help you guys out. I’m sure people appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your training videos , so they won’t mind sending some money your way to help you guys back. What goes around comes around!

    Thanks RICK, Jill and Camera guy!

  10. John
    February 26, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    I feel your pain. One-footed snowboarding, tips for traversing, and moguls sound like especially interesting subjects.