App brings in-depth, personalized instruction to wakeboarders of all skill levels
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Bonnier Corp. — one of the country's largest special-interest publishing groups — has launched an Apple iOS mobile application for LearnWake, the authoritative source for online wakeboarding instruction.
Acquired by Bonnier Corp. in 2015, the membership-based program boasts the most extensive online library of step-by-step wakeboarding instructional videos focused on teaching engaged riders everything from basic skills to advanced tricks.
The app is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, with several ways for users to take advantage of the 400-plus videos available:
• Programs: Videos are grouped and categorized based on the skill, trick or technique the user chooses. Content provides in-depth, step-by-step instruction for understanding, learning and executing the skill. A list of suggested videos related to the program helps guide the user to the next level of their riding.
• Filters: The app’s videos are available individually, with filters built in to assist the user in locating the videos they want. Video types include instructional, analysis and single-trick “quick clips.”
• Feed: Users can keep up with the latest news, products and videos with a feed pulled from Wakeboarding magazine.
The app also advances one of LearnWake’s most innovative features: members’ ability to submit their own videos for custom analysis by expert coaches. Now, users can upload their wakeboarding videos directly from their phones within the app, write a brief description of the issue or request, and receive a personalized analysis within seven days.
The new system for analysis videos is broken down into three analysis “types,” each requiring an amount of credits which can be purchased by both members (at a discounted rate) and non-members, following free in-app registration.
Based on the level of analysis requested, experts will either send their critiques in text form, as a voiceover on the user’s original video, or in a personal coaching session. Video analyses are posted for the benefit of all members.
Other app highlights include the ability to save videos in a personal “favorites” playlist and to download videos within the app for viewing without streaming data — a feature created to simulate the experience of having a wakeboard coach in the boat while riding.
The LearnWake app is free to download with a selection of preview content available for no fee. To access all 400-plus videos, a membership package must be purchased for $84.99 for one year or $11.99 per month. Current LearnWake website subscribers can log in to the app with their existing membership credentials.
For more information or to download the app for free, visit learnwake.com and iTunes.
Co-founded by professional wakeboarders Kyle Schmidt and Mike McLin, LearnWake is the top website for wakeboarding instruction. The membership-based program provides how-to videos and step-by-step instruction designed to teach engaged riders everything from basic skills to advanced tricks. For more information, visit learnwake.com.
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