Snowboarding is addictive! Join the millions of fans surfing deep powder, gliding through turns, carving through gates, and going big in the halfpipe. With stunning action photographs and clear, how-to illustrations, this new edition of "The Complete Snowboarder" gives you technique and equipment updates, expanded coverage of backcountry snowboarding, and tips from world-class pros.Grab a copy of "The Complete Snowboarder", grab a board, and head for the slopes! "Read this before you ride." - "Snowboarder". "The best book to come along on snowboarding...Everybody should read it. An excellent and thorough job on this exciting sport." - "New York Outdoors". "An intelligent, clearly written introduction to snowboarding. Every student and teacher of the sport should own a copy." - "Snow Country". "The most comprehensive and up-to-date book on snowboarding." - "Transworld Snowboarding". "Takes the reader from selecting a snowboard to freeriding and competition. Does a great job in getting the message across." - Ted Martin, International Snowboard Federation.
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Jeff Bennett (Portland, OR) is an avid snowboarder and the author of The Essential Charles Arnell is a longtime snowboarder and a director of the Mount Hood Snowboarding Camp. Scott Downey is a former top-ranked pro snowboarder who now coaches tomorrows stars.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 Getting Started: A Snowboarding PrimerElements of Style: Snowboarding Equipment; Let's Go Shopping: Selecting Your Snowboard; Design Techno-Talk; Putting It Together: Setting Up Your Board; Looking Good: Snowboarding Apparel2 On Board: Snowboarding 101Get Ready: Pre-Trip Considerations; Get Set: Meet Your Snowboard; Go: Do the Snowboard Shuffle; Steering and Pivoting; The Joy of Gravity: Riding Downhill3 The Big Picture: How to Use Ski AreasThe Lay of the Land: Ski Areas; Trail Signs: The International Trail Marking System; The Mountain Menu: Trail Maps; Rules of the Road: The Skier Responsibility Code; Lifts4 Let It Rip: FreeridingWarm-Up; Sideslipping; Traversing; Garlands; Linked Skidded Turns; Speed Control; Refinements; Practice; Carved Turns; Getting Better5 Crank It Up: Alpine RidingTechno-Carving; Eurocarving; Handling Different Types of Snow; Handling Varied Terrain6 Out of Bounds: Backcountry SnowboardingBackcountry Skills; Backcountry Access; Backcountry Safety7 Satisfying That Urge: FreestyleSome Important Terminology; Edge Awareness; Ground Spins; Riding Fakie (Switch Stance); Wheelies and Slides; Getting off the Snow and into the Air; Airs with Spins; Mix It Up; Airs with Grabs; Riding Obstacles Other than Snow8 Vertical Tricks: Riding the HalfpipeAn Introduction to the Halfpipe; Building a Halfpipe; Halfpipe Etiquette; Your First Trip into the Halfpipe; Air Time; Introduction to Halfpipe Tricks; Spin Tricks; Grab Basics; Grab Tricks on the Frontside Wall; Grab Tricks on the Backside Wall; Grab Variations; Handplants, Inverts, and Aerials9 Judges and Stopwatches: Snowboarding CompetitionsAn Introduction to Snowboarding Competitions; Alpine Races; Safety and Racer Responsibility; Other Snowboarding Events; Halfpipe Competitions; Slopestyle Competitions10 Built to Last: Tuning and MaintenanceShop Repairs; Tools of the Trade; The Five Basic Steps; Deck and Sidewall Repairs; Customizing Your Bindings; Cants and Wedges; Transporting Your SnowboardAppendixSnowboarding Checklist; Backcountry Checklist; Snowboarding Camps; Snowboarding Magazines; Magazines and Occasional Snowboarding Articles; Useful Websites; Trade Associations; Snowboarding Organizations; Halfpipe Specifications; Halfpipe Trick ChartGlossaryIndex
The Complete Snowboarder by Jeff Bennett
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