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Ski Superpipe
     

Ski Superpipe

by Darice Bailer
 

Did you know that ski superpipe athletes launch themselves as high as possible to perform incredible midair tricks? They race up superpipe walls and soar through the air while fans cheer. They perform tricks such as double flips and 1080 spins. The best superpipe skiers earn prizes at competitions all over the world.

Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn

Overview

Did you know that ski superpipe athletes launch themselves as high as possible to perform incredible midair tricks? They race up superpipe walls and soar through the air while fans cheer. They perform tricks such as double flips and 1080 spins. The best superpipe skiers earn prizes at competitions all over the world.

Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to ski superpipe. You'll discover:
• How superpipe skiers learned some of their tricks from snowboarders.
• How some ski superpipe athletes modify their equipment to go faster and higher.
• Where the toughest ski superpipe competitions in the world are held.
• How to stay safe while flying above an icy superpipe.

Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 4–6—Each book begins with an exciting account of a medal-winning race at a recent Winter X Games or Winter Olympics. Ensuing chapters cover the history of the featured activity and how it has evolved into top level, international competition. The well-chosen photos are eye-catching action shots, such as images of skiers doing back flips or snowmobile riders going airborne. Most of these sports can be dangerous, and the volumes mention stars such as ski superpipe athlete Sarah Burke, who died in 2012 as a result of a fall during a practice run. Overall, this set uses a positive tone and conveys enthusiasm for these athletics, emphasizing that readers can practice them while keeping as safe as possible. Thumbnail sketches of innovators and youthful superstars will keep young readers engaged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467707572
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Extreme Winter Sports Zone Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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