Our Response To COVID-19

With Ski Resorts all across the world closing due to COVID-19, the snowboard industry has taken a hard hit and snowboarders are being forced to head home early. In an effort to keep all of our customers updated, Snowboard Addiction will be continuing as normal to produce content and ship out orders with as few delays as we can control.

Over the coming months, we anticipate that we may experience a shortage of our Training Equipment due to delays in our production. At the heart of Snowboard Addiction, we believe that you should be able to snowboard all year and continue to push your limits.

COVID-19 Shipping Update

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and has disrupted many businesses. Currently Snowboard Addiction is still shipping out orders. See below for updates on shipping.

Countries Affected By Shipping Suspension
– Austria
– Czech Republic
– Spain
– Italy
– France

We are at the mercy of our order fulfillment company. At this time we do not have a timeline of when the suspension will be removed. If you have placed an order to one of the affected areas and your order is on hold, you can either wait for it to arrive with you or you can cancel and we will refund your order.

Snowboard Addiction is making the health and safety of our global community, staff, and their families our top priority during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As we focus solely on Snowboarding, we are not experts with virus’ and are therefore acting on the advice of the professionals through taking the following steps:

  • All employees bar one are now working remotely at home.
  • We have suspended visitors to our office for demo sessions.
  • We are encouraging our staff to wash hands regularly and avoid panic buying toilet roll…

Experts agree that social distancing and exercise is vital to fending off this virus. So, now is the time to keep training and push your limits for next winter!

The Snowboard Addiction Team

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The Ultimate Guide For Buying A New Snowboard

Buying a new snowboard setup can be a difficult task since there are so many questions you need to ask yourself. Each snowboard will have a different flex, shape, size and profile making it difficult to choose the one thats right for you. In this tutorial Nev breaks down exactly what you need to know when buying your next snowboard and how to pick one that suits your riding style.


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How To MFM Butter

The MFM Butter is one of the most stylish, yet technical Butter tricks you can do on a snowboard. It requires precise timing, fast muscle movements and it is sure to turn some heads out on the mountain. The MFM Butter is named after former pro snowboarder Mark Frank Montoya who was notorious for his style, which is what makes this trick so unique.


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How To Nose Press Back 1

Spinning out of a feature is challenging at first, but once you have it on lock, it really steps up your jib game and adds a ton of style to your riding! The Nose Press Back 1 is very similar to the Nose Press Front 1, but if you haven’t tried either, we’d recommend learning the Front 1 first as most riders find this easier. 


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How To Tail Butter Frontside 180

Whether you’re new to snowboarding, or a seasoned park rider, Butter’s can be a great way to add style to your riding and improve your overall flow going down the mountain! Butter’s are not only low risk, but they can help you improve other areas of your riding. This is because a lot of times they’ll use the same physical movements as some jib tricks, but performed on the snow instead of a box or rail. 


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Slice ‘n’ Dice | Volume 5

Continuance of the Carving Revolution The carving revolution continues with Slice ‘n’ Dice Volume 5. Like the last episode, the crew are based in Japan, though this time Niseko night sessions are switched for daylight carving in Hakuba, Happo Banks, where the ollie high, carve low story lives on. Due to the not-so-ideal visibility during the crew’s visit […]

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Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected

A neural net takes to heart the old, silly saying: ‘On the internet, men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents’

The creators of a controversial tool that attempted to use AI to predict people’s gender from their internet handle or email address have shut down their service after a huge backlash.…

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Face masks hamper the spread of coronavirus. Know what else they hamper? Facial-recognition systems (except China’s)

Uncle Sam tests AI models with pics of immigrants, travelers. Wait, what?

Face masks worn to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus typically decrease the accuracy of commercial facial recognition algorithms by up to 50 per cent, according to an investigation by America’s technical standards watchdog, NIST.…

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Amazon’s auditing of Alexa Skills is so good, these boffins got all 200+ rule-breaking apps past the reviewers

Want your AI assistant to shout obscenities or hate speech at your child? There’s a program for that

Amazon claims it reviews the software created by third-party developers for its Alexa voice assistant platform, yet US academics were able to create more than 200 policy-violating Alexa Skills and get them certified.…

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