Snowboard Superpipe

Snowboard Superpipe

by Darice Bailer
     
 

Did you know that snowboard superpipe athletes can spin around three or more times in midair before landing safely? They launch themselves high above the superpipe and perform tricks such as the double cork 1080 and backside air. Some of the best riders compete in top events such as the Winter X Games and the Winter Olympics.

Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone

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Overview

Did you know that snowboard superpipe athletes can spin around three or more times in midair before landing safely? They launch themselves high above the superpipe and perform tricks such as the double cork 1080 and backside air. Some of the best riders compete in top events such as the Winter X Games and the Winter Olympics.

Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to snowboard superpipe. You'll discover:
• How athletes practice stunning snowboard superpipe tricks.
• Where the biggest and toughest competitions are held.
• How to stay safe while racing up the icy wall of a superpipe.
• How some of the world's best snowboard superpipe athletes learned their incredible moves.

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:
9781467707541
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Extreme Winter Sports Zone Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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