* An essential guide to equipment and techniques * Packed with color photos, including step-by-step sequences A basic, comprehensive guide for both newcomers and those who want to improve their technique in this fast-growing sport. Basic and advanced moves are explained and illustrated in sequenced photos. Sections on boards, boots, bindings, clothing, and accessories show the necessities and the options. Also includes a chapter on safety and a list of top destinations worldwide. Greg Goldman has snowboarded all across North America. He is the former editor of Snowboard Life magazine and sports and recreation producer for MSN's Sidewalk.com. He lives in La Jolla California.