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Extreme Halfpipe Snowboard Moves (Behind the Moves Series)
     

Extreme Halfpipe Snowboard Moves (Behind the Moves Series)

by Mary Firestone, Jennifer Sherowski (Consultant)
 

Discusses the elements of the sport of snowboarding that take it to the extreme in snowy halfpipes. Reviews some of the safety issues involved with the sport.

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Discusses the elements of the sport of snowboarding that take it to the extreme in snowy halfpipes. Reviews some of the safety issues involved with the sport.

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Children's Literature
Snowboarding was an extremely popular sport in the 2002 Winter Olympics, and this book's appealing subject matter combined with straightforward text will likely attract reluctant readers. The book begins with an outline of snowboarding's brief history as well as a discussion of the different types of snowboards for different events. Following this is a discussion of basic snowboarding moves and more extreme maneuvers. The line between these kinds of tricks often seems fine, however. In addition, detailed descriptions of snowboarding maneuvers are likely to lose all but the most dedicated fans. Numerous color photographs illustrate the tricks in action, and show both men and women engaged in the sport. Several safety warnings appear in the text, although the snowboarders in the pictures don't always seem to heed the advice about protective gear. A glossary, list of further readings, and addresses of skiing organizations are appended, as is a FactHound link to Internet sites. Part of the "Behind the Moves" series on extreme sports. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 8 to 12.
— Norah Piehl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736821544
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Behind the Moves Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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