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Snowboarding Skills: The back-to-basics essentials for all levels

by Cindy Kleh
     
 

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This best-selling guide is ideal for those starting out as well as the more experienced boarders looking to fix a persistent problem or just improve their skills. Along with dozens of color photographs, Snowboarding Skills features:

  • Pro tips from the world's top boarders
  • Action photo sequences with explanatory diagrams

Overview

This best-selling guide is ideal for those starting out as well as the more experienced boarders looking to fix a persistent problem or just improve their skills. Along with dozens of color photographs, Snowboarding Skills features:

  • Pro tips from the world's top boarders
  • Action photo sequences with explanatory diagrams
  • Directional arrows showing exactly how and where to turn
  • "Don't" and "do" photo comparisons
  • Troubleshooting sidebars
  • Lessons to improve skills
  • Explanations on understanding snow and weather conditions
  • Safety tips and equipment maintenance
  • Hill etiquette, avoiding injury, and more.

From the basics of standing up and stopping to the challenges of pivoting and jumping, Snowboarding Skills covers everything a boarder needs to know.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Gillian Engberg
Kleh's combination of dead-on practical advice, insider lingo, and near-religious enthusiasm make this guide to snowboarding an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to try the sport or to advance his or her skills .. excellent title.
Lexington Herald-Leader - Art Lander Jr.
Cindy Kleh's Snowboarding Skills covers everything needed to participate in this exciting winter sport....This is a good reference beginners and an in-depth look into the sport for anyone considering taking up snowboarding.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-A visual feast. Graphically appealing, wonderful color photographs show snowboarders involved in a variety of activities. Captions, labels, and step-by-step directions further extend the usefulness of the pictures. The colorful borders, use of white space, boxes with information on troubleshooting common problems, and sections with tips from professionals make this book reader friendly. The sport has a language of its own, and placing the glossary at the beginning is helpful to beginners. Teens will find a wealth of information on taking lessons, proper nutrition before hitting the slopes, safety, clothing, stretching and preseason exercises, maintaining the equipment, basic moves, proper etiquette, and riding in a variety of snow conditions. (Comments include, "snowboarding is the most fun you can have with your clothes on" and "avoid drinking alcohol the night before snowboarding.") The full-page diagram on what to look for in a board and terms to know will be helpful to potential buyers. A solid addition to winter sports collections.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552976265
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/26/2003
Edition description:
Reprint edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,350,578
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Cindy Kleh is an avid snowboarder who has written for various outdoor magazines. She began competing at the national level in 1999 and has won medals in boardercross, giant slalom and slalom for women. A certified Level 1 AAS1 snowboard instructor, she lives in Colorado.

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