The Art of FLIGHT

We are always on the look out for exciting and interesting snowboard videos. Thankfully the internet is littered with great videos, so you don’t really have to search too much find videos of people doing jumps over obstacles, turns & flips in the air or just being 1 with the snow. Below is one such video that we recently came across and we absolutely had to share it with the snowboarders of Ireland. The great thing about these videos is that you can easily learn new tricks just by watching them. Granted you’ll actually need to practice them, but just seeing how these boarders move their bodies in the lead up to a jump, while in the air, and just before landing will really give you some great pointers as to what you can do yourself.

Learning how to do tricks takes time, patience and a lack of fear. The barrier of fear can be really hinder your progress, and it’s hard to shut it all out. It’s mind over matter, if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter. I once knew a guy who would practice after taking a few beers. He cited the fact that he would be more relaxed, and he was more likely to take more risks. While we absolutely don’t think this is the way to go, we still think that if you try to put these fears to the back of your mind, and then attempt your jumps you will make progress. Start small, but still push yourself. Having someone with a phone camera to take a video will also speed up your learning as you can see what’s working and what not.

The Art of Flight

Here is an excellent trailer preview of The Art of Flight with Travis Rice. Some of the shots in it are pretty epic, views from helicopters in slow motion, avalanches, etc. It’s worth checking out for the jumps and scenery ! We thought you’d appreciate it.

The Art of FLIGHT

This film comes from the makes of “That’s It That’s All“, an epic snowboarding film, which every snowboard should have.