I was killing time the other day by perusing the skiing and snowboard related content available from Apple's iTunes store when I came across a great snowboarding video podcast (vodcast?) called shralp! A weekly snowboard news show shralp! is described in the intro caption (itself a review of sorts from Wired Magazine) as, "Reporting from slopes across Europe, Asia and North America, shralp!'s anonymous German-accented narrator combines fanboy enthusiasm and button-down polish. Snowboarding competitions, pointers, instructional camps, snow-jump engineering, camera techniques, even new technology for clocking hang time - it's all here, along with trailers for the latest boarding flicks."
For those that don't know, the word shralp is bro-speak for "shred" or "rip." Those of you that are sitting there shaking your heads at the utter foreign feel of that word (or all bro-speak, for that matter) should definitely check out my Snowboarding Glossary. The glossary itself is a work in progress - if there's a term you'd like to see defined there, don't hesitate to drop me a line.
As for the actual podcast, the production quality is high, although unlike the music used in the soundtrack, the creator doesn't seem to give attribution for the video footage. Sitting in Connecticut in the middle of July, however, that's not exactly a deal-breaker for me. Then again, he's not snaking my footy...if he were, I'd likely take a different stance. With all that said, the podcast/vodcast itself is FREE, which is another positive. shralp! also publishes a weekly surfing edition along the same lines, so if you're into both boardsports, check out the surfcast as well.