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Snowboarder's start-up : a beginner's guide to snowboarding
Werner, Doug, 1950-
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Second edition, completely revised.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Tracks Pub., [1998]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Central Library GV857.S57 W47 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Here is the essential beginner's guide to the fastest growing sport in the country according to the National Sporting Goods Association. The most important questions--how to stop, how to turn, and how to avoid the crash and burn syndrome--are answered because the author takes the reader along as he learns the sport himself. Basic gear, preparation, technique, and safety are also discussed.

Author Notes

Doug Werner is the author of all 12 titles in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in La Jolla, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

This introduction to "one of the fastest growing sports in the world" provides simple snowboarding techniques and guidelines. Information on equipment, clothing, and gear precedes step-by-step instructions for such basic moves as stopping and turning, as well as speed control and ski-lift maneuvering. Sequential photographs demonstrate proper form, and the conversational tone ("beating the fear monster") is perfect for teens and young adults, who make up a large segment of snowboarding enthusiasts. An interview with an instructor, a short history of the sport, and a glossary round out the text. Although an instruction manual can never replace trial and error on the slopes, this friendly guidebook is a good place to start. Other series titles include Boxer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Boxing [BKL S 1 98].--Sue-Ellen Beauregard

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