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Title:
Snowboarding
Author:
Older, Effin.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiv, 130 : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780811729314
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Introduces basic snowboarding techniques and skills, tells how to select a board, and stresses the importance of safety.


Table of Contents

Introduction
The Power of Envyp. x
Looking for Mr. Goodboardp. xi
About This Bookp. xii
Chapter 1 Birth of the Board
Birth of Freestylep. 3
You've Come a Long Way, Dudep. 7
Chapter 2 Gearing up to Ride
Types of Snowboardingp. 9
Body Partsp. 10
Types of Snowboardsp. 11
Boots and Bindingsp. 12
Dressing for the Mountainp. 16
Renting Equipmentp. 17
Buying New Equipmentp. 21
Buying Used Equipmentp. 23
Kids' Gearp. 24
Chapter 3 Before Hitting the Snow
Get Fit, Stay Fitp. 27
Sabrina's Best Tips for Avoiding Injuryp. 36
Get to Know the Mountainp. 37
Altitude Sicknessp. 38
Mountain Etiquettep. 39
Choosing an Instructorp. 40
Chapter 4 When Body Meets Board
Carrying Your Boardp. 44
Strapping Inp. 46
Skating on One Footp. 47
Centered Stancep. 48
Gliding Straight on a Slight Inclinep. 50
Fall Line and Double Fall Linep. 51
J-Turn, Toe Sidep. 52
J-Turn, Heel Sidep. 53
Feel Your Edgesp. 54
Walking Uphillp. 56
Chapter 5 Getting Going
Liftsp. 58
Strapping in Both Feetp. 62
Traversingp. 63
Fallingp. 65
Getting Upp. 66
Sideslippingp. 70
Falling Leafp. 72
Garland Turnsp. 72
Linking Turnsp. 73
Carved Turnsp. 78
Chapter 6 Beyond the Blue
Light Powderp. 81
Heavy, Tracked Powder, a.k.a. Crudp. 82
Icep. 84
Bumps, a.k.a. Mogulsp. 85
Tree and Gladesp. 91
Backcountryp. 93
Chapter 7 Tricks and Treats
On-Ground 360-Degree Turnp. 96
Two-Footed Jumpp. 98
Olliep. 98
Nolliep. 99
Nose Rollp. 99
180-Degree Turnp. 99
Halfpipe Historyp. 99
Demystifying the Halfpipep. 101
Snowboard Parksp. 103
Border-Crossp. 104
Racingp. 106
Chapter 8 Chris and Jim's Excellent Tuning
Workspacep. 108
Toolsp. 108
Edge Filingp. 108
Base Repairp. 111
Waxingp. 112
Portable Tune-upp. 115
Summer Storagep. 115
Don't-Do-It-Yourself Repairsp. 115
Chapter 9 Staying in Touch
Organizationsp. 118
Campsp. 119
Videosp. 119
Publicationsp. 120
Websitesp. 122
Avalanche Informationp. 122
Snowboard Triviap. 123