Warren Miller created a national sensation, becoming the preeminent cinematographer of extreme skiing. People stood transfixed watching skiers do aerial flips off jumps and sixty foot or more tip jumps off cliffs. Moguls fields and back country skiing are included in this amazing sport. A volume of the "Extreme Sports: No Limits!" series, Kelley MacAulay and Bobbie Kalman provide readers with an excellent introduction to this amazing sport. As readers will find out, extreme skiing is several different types of skiing styles, and the most extreme of these events is the back country. Here skiers climb or are flown to the top of a mountain and have to find the most exciting and smoothest way down. The latest event in the freestyle series is the skiing park, where skiers slide on rails and make jumps all in one event. Unlike the traditional skiing events such as downhill, time is not just what the freestyle skier is judged on. There are points for style. There is much more information crammed into these pages, making for a very interesting and informative book. Color photographs and illustrations provide the finishing touch to an excellent book, which is good for any school or public library collection.
School Library Journal
Gr 3 Up
The first book outlines the different skydiving disciplines and required gear, and covers both individual and team sports. The second title covers the invention and history of wakeboarding, equipment, basics for getting started, and information about qualifying and X-Game events. The third volume offers a brief history of freestyle skiing, necessary equipment, freestyle skiing styles, and basic competition structure. All three books have color photos, illustrations, and sidebars throughout. Solid additions for libraries looking to start or supplement an extreme-sports collection.
—Michael GillerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.