411 Introduces Trick Tip Vid Series

Fountain Valley, CA (411 Productions) — 8/04/03: 411 Productions is proud to announce the release of First Step Snowboarding, the Ultimate Trick Tip Series. Brought to you by 411VM, Santa Cruz Snowboards, and TSG Helmets, Getting Started for Beginners, the first video of the First Step series, is set to release late August!

Getting Started For Beginners offers the viewer exactly what the title suggests. A lot of groundwork is packed into a first-timer’s snowboarding experience that many experienced riders just don’t expect. Getting Started For Beginners offers detailed descriptions and helpful visual instruction to inform beginners and prepare them to have fun on the hill. A great first experience can lead to a lifetime of fun snowboarding. The goal of The First Step Snowboarding series is to provide beginners with the tools they need to enjoy themselves and develop a passion for snowboarding that will motivate them to become life-long snowboarders.

Marc Frank Montoya, host of 411VM Snowboarding, pulls double duty as host of The First Step Snowboarding as well. MFM introduces several of snowboarding’s top pros, who provide great tips for getting up and down the mountain. Female pro Megan Pischke teaches how to dress for success—picking the right clothes for the right conditions. Veteran pro, Kurt Wastell explains how to pick out the right board and bindings, while Pete Wurster explains how a snowboard is made at the Unity Snowboards factory.

Now that you’ve got what you need to get on the mountain, Sean Ebbinghaus instructs how get to the top. The chairlift can be an intimidating obstacle for a beginner, but Sean instructs how to get on and off with ease. After making it to the top of the mountain, Joe Curtes shows the way down with the perfect turn. It’s not often that a beginner gets down the hill without a problem, so Kendall Whelpton dissects how to fall to avoid getting hurt. After mastering turning and falling, it’s time to learn some tricks! Jeff Brushie gets the viewer started with a cornerstone trick—the ollie.

The First Step—Getting Started for Beginners is a great tool to make a beginner’s first snowboarding experience a enjoyable and educational. The First Step team at 411 Productions is committed and passionate about introducing new snowboarders to the sport, and helping keep all snowboarders progressing and participating forever. Look for First Step—Getting Started for Beginners in snowboard shops worldwide this August!

About 411 Productions: 411 is the number-one video content provider in the action-sports industry. In 1993, 411 pioneered the concept of the skateboarding video magazine, and has since sold over one-million copies of 411 titles. 411 produces 411VM Skateboarding, 411VM Snowboarding, 411VM BMX, 411VM Surfing and ON Video Skateboarding video magazines, as well as distributing a host of other video productions. 411 is also an industry technology leader, providing content over all media including VHS, DVD, Internet, and television. Visit 411 on the Web at: www.411vm.com.