Fancy becoming a pro snowboarder? Hell yeah you do! Well then check this out - Amplid Snowboards have just launched a wicked new initiative in collaboration with GoPro which will see them add new riders to their international team, or the Amplid Research Cartel as they call it. The Amplid Ambush Academy will welcome 20 contenders and then set them a series of filming challenges over the course of the season. The riders who do the best in these challenges will earn themselves a spot on the team.

Of course, the first step is to bag one of those 20 academy spots. Competition for them will no doubt be fierce, because as well as the chance to compete for proper international-level sponsorship, the 20 will also receive a whole bunch of Amplid soft goods, a massive discount on Amplid hardgoods, and a shiny new Go Pro Hero 2 camera.

So if you've ever fancied err... going pro and taking your riding to the next level, head over to Amplid's website and put your name down for the Academy. Who knows where it might lead?