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1. The Art of Snowboarding: Kickers,
2. The Illustrated Guide To Snowboarding
3. Snowboarding to Nirvana
4. No-Fall Snowboarding: 7 Easy Steps
5. Snowboarding (High Interest Books:
6. Snowboarding Skills: The Back-To-Basics
7. The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar
8. (Sick): A Cultural History of
9. Snowboarding on Monster Mountain
10. Snowboarding 2011 Square 12X12
11. Snowboarding
12. 28 Day Winter: A Snowboarding
13. Snowboarding the World (Footprint
14. Get High On Snowboarding: Learn
15. Snowboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner?s
16. Spiritual Adventures in the Snow:
17. Giants Don't Go Snowboarding (The
18. Backcountry Snowboarding
19. Friction and Gravity: Snowboarding
20. Skiing and Snowboarding Fitness:

1. The Art of Snowboarding: Kickers, Carving, Half-Pipe, and More
by Jim Smith
Paperback: 192 Pages (2006-08-29)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$8.50
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Asin: 0071456880
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"The premier guide to modern riding, from one of the sport’s best coaches."
--Tim Windell, two-time World Cup co-champion

In The Art of Snowboarding, USSA-certified club coach Jim Smith introduces you to the most popular tricks and stunts, including kickers (jumps) and other freestyle and half-pipe techniques, and stunts on rails and wood. He gives special emphasis to proper stance and turning techniques as the basis for more advanced moves. Time-lapsephotographs demonstrate every step of every trick and technique, and dozens of additional photos show you the form of some of the country’s best riders.

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Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
Limited information for beginners but still gives pretty information in general.If you just started and plan to do trick later, this book will still help you now as well as later.

5-0 out of 5 stars For the Terrain Park
If you want to just learn how to make turns with your board, this is not the book.A really short section quickly covers turning and then it's off to airs and jumps and half pipes.Not for the faint at heart.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
But a bit to advanced for me. I'm on my second season and I was after a bit more basic stuff. I had a google and found some more basic tricks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jim Smith Is A Fantastic Instructor. I Know First Hand
I haven't seen this book but I have seen Jim Smith.In fact, Jim Smith made me a better all around snowboarder in less than 7 days.I was a camper at Windell's Snowboard Camp who had Jim Smith as an instructor.I had first hand, one-on-one experience with him and I have to say that his teaching technique is intuitive, straightforward and effective.He had me doing 540's in the mini pipe by my 4th day at Windell's Snowboard Camp.He knows how to build confidence in his students while making the whole process fun.His smooth, flawless style rubs off on anyone he instructs.I've seen it, first hand.My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I both learned an enormous amount from his straightforward teaching style.To this day, we both cite him as the best influence on our snowboarding technique. He was also the most down-to-earth and friendly person we met while at Mt. Hood.

The title "The Art of Snowboarding" is true to his style.He truly taught in that way.We didn't just learn how to execute tricks; we learned how to execute them with and artistic style.

Aside from a flawless teaching technique, love for the sport and all around positive attitude, he has a fantastic taste for music.I'll never forget the first day he pulled up to Mt. Hood in a bus blasting Misfits - "Horror Business".In fact, I'm listening to that song right now!

What's up Jim?My wife and I thank you for making our snowboarding experience so much better.We'll never forget you.


5-0 out of 5 stars Grade A Book
The author takes the time to go through snowboarding and its progressions as you learn various skills in snowboarding.Great experienced knowledge for beginners that you can only get from a veteren snowboarder.A great book for the begginner and intermediate snowboarder.The photos are excellent as well. ... Read more

2. The Illustrated Guide To Snowboarding
by Kevin Ryan
Paperback: 336 Pages (1998-06-11)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$4.99
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Asin: 1570281440
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"As a PSIA examiner I have worked with Kevin on and off the snow for several years. His creativity and knowledge of what works comes through clearly in The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding. I'd recommend it as a reference to the professional instructor, as well as a how-to for the avid snowboarder and those who wish to be." -- J. Randy Price Member of the PSIA-AASI national demonstration team"As a professional athlete and instructor, working with Kevin and reading his book helped my riding immensely. One of Kevin's principles is straightforward and perfectly applicable for snowboarding, climbing or just about any sport--your mind leads and your body follows. It works!" -- Robyn Ebersfield 4-time World Cup rock climbing champion"Never in my thirty-three years of pioneering, shaping and defining the sport of snowboarding was there ever access to material explaining the technical aspects of riding in such an easy to understand manner. . . . This 'encyclopedia' of snowboarding how-to belongs on the shelf of every ski area, snowboard park and bookstore in the snowbelt." -- Paul Graves ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
This book is an excellent resource for snowboarders of all levels.If you only want to buy one book, this is the one.It covers all levels of riding and is applicable from the beginner to the advanced rider.

Of course, you still need to get mileage on your board to improve.However, if you need more information this book will be helpful.

4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
This is probably one of the most comprehensive how-to snowboard book out there.Maybe alittle bit too comprehensive?Or not.I find the writing not too flowing and enjoyable to read.Took me a week.The book is huge but if the writing was better, should be a fast read.There are no real photos, only hand-drawn illustrations.This is not terribly bad as the drawings are quite good, but photos would have been better.The author is more a carver/racer so most of the carving techniques are probably not possible if you have low binding angles.There is a section on freestyle, but again, the author is more a carver/racer.I think this book is alright, but I like "Go Snowboard" better because it has full-color photos and dvd.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comentario en castellano
Mi nivel de snowboard es de dos temporadas. Necesitaba estudiar la teoría para mejor aprovechar la próxima temporada de Julio (hemisferio sur).
Este libro ha colmado y superado mis expectativas previas. Es sumamente claro, divertido, combina correctamente texto e ilustraciones, sirve sin duda para el principiante, intermedio, y supongo que para el experto.
Mientras lo he leído, he disfrutado imaginando estoy ya en la nieve. Luego de haberlo leído, cuento con claros objetivos de lo que deseo experimentar y practicar en estas próximas vacaciones.
Lo recomiendo ampliamente y sin reservas. Suerte !!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good
You have to wonder about learning snowboarding from a book.Having said that, this is a good reference and I've used it it many times during my first few snowboarding attempts.The illustrations are interesting - they were hand drawn by the author.Unfortunately, the pictures weren't always clear to me.He takes a difficult concept, like where over the board your center of gravity is during a particular type of turn, and then tries to illustrate the concept with a hand-drawn picture.In some cases it was clear as mud.But overall, I can't imagine a better book on learning to snowboard.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for me, The Beginner
Full of drawings, text and light humor - this guide aims to please and teach. The only thing I would add to it is a first timer's guide to ski resorts. Even covers intermediate and advanced topics, tricks, etc! A book you will be studing for many seasons to come. ... Read more

3. Snowboarding to Nirvana
by Frederick Lenz
Paperback: 240 Pages (1998-01-15)
list price: US$10.95 -- used & new: US$6.27
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Asin: B000FUTQHI
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In a sequel to the popular Surfing the Himalayas, a dauntless American snowboarder finds earthly love, and again Master Fwap guides his young pupil to spiritual enlightenment, this time through the hot sport of snowboarding.Amazon.com Review
Once again Frederick Lenz (author of the bestselling Surfing theHimalayas) uses snowboarding as the metaphor for maneuveringthrough the ice and powder of life. Our snowboarding hero must solvethe spiritual riddle of "the missing dimension" before hecan reach the next level of enlightenment. Paradoxes, Bruce Lee movies,Tibetan tantric texts, and a love affair with a Danish woman offer thepuzzling clues and exotic visuals. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Truly inspiring!
I highly recommend this book to anyone.And in particular, anyone who's interested in higher ideals, love, brightness, clarity, wonderment, ecstacy...There's just so much of it in this book!The notion that people exercise at most 10% of their capabilities is well known in popular culture, but what's not is how to engage the rest of one's being.The author illuminates new ways of seeing life explained in clear, plain English that's fun to read and includes multiple techniques to free the mind and sustain higher energy and awareness that goes beyond the mundane awareness most people abide in.How can this be?Isn't this guy full of it?The only way to know for sure is to have the willingness to try it for yourself and find out.I did.This is a gem - the best book I have ever read on self-discovery!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Probably the Best Book on Buddhism ever Written
Yeah, this is so cool!

'Snowboarding to Nirvana' is a great book on the simple essence of Buddhism that is just right for our time. It is 100% accurate on the facts of Buddhism and what Buddhism is, totally excellent, bright, really funny, and very entertaining.

I read a lot of books on Buddhism, some are very complex and involved with deep concepts that are very difficult to understand, but nonetheless certainly worthwhile to do so because of the joy that comes from using the mind to unlock the deepest secrets of the universe.

But I think overall, there is something to be said for 'simple books' on the enlightened mind, that are inspiring to read over and over again, because they keep the reader in a high state of mind, like meditation.

In my experience, there are four books that are bright and pure on the simple essence of Buddhism: `The Dhammapada' (for its pure spirit) and `The Great Path of Awakening' (for taking and sending & mind training), as well as this book 'Snowboarding to Nirvana' and its prequel 'Surfing the Himalayas' (for their clear view on life and the Enlightenment process).

However, don't let this book fool you; it is academically and technically very exact in its descriptions of Buddhist concepts. For example the description of the Buddha's three cycles of teaching is very precise and demonstrates a tremendous clarity in understanding Buddhism. The third cycle teachings (of the Mahasiddha's) is considered by Buddhist scholars to be most relevant in the world today and what people really need; this is clearly explained in the book, perhaps better than anywhere else.

The astral travel, the oracle, the description of the dimensional access points, even the sex - all are very inspiring - and worth reading over and over, not just for Buddhists, but for people who want to enjoy life and what it has to offer to the fullest and, of course, for us extreme sports enthusiasts.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book, much deeper and well-researched than appears at first glance
I think it's too bad that Dr. Lenz' books receive reviews stating things like "this book has nothing to do with Buddhism" or "the author doesn't know much about Tibet". There are a few things in and about the book that I would like to point out to a potential reader:

What this book is not: this book is not for somebody who wants an introduction to Buddhism as it is commonly understood in the West today. That is, if you want a biography of Siddhartha Gautama and a laying out of the eightfold path, this book is not the place to start. Many great books have been written for such an introduction, and I recommend that you check out "A Buddhist Bible" by Dwight Goddard for starters. If that's a little too heavy, check out the movie "The Little Buddha", which has a great biography of Prince Siddhartha.

What this book is: this book is for a person who wants a real introduction to genuine mystical practice. The book includes several "mini-chapters" that contain instructions for the aspiring meditator, complete with visualization techniques. It also tells the story of one persons spiritual experiences as he applies the techniques laid out in the book. A few passages might also expose you to your own hangups about the way you view life.

A few notes about the contents of the book: this book is well-researched, and the author has a thorough understanding of the Tibetan doctrines. For example, check out the chapter entitled "Master Fwap goes Phat!", and then go pick up a copy of W.Y Evantz-Wents' "Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrine". It should become clear that Dr. Lenz has a deep and thorough knowledge of his subject matter. The book also contains references to many other classic spiritual books, but the "Phat" chapter is the most overt example.

Also...this is an adventure novel! It's supposed to be F-U-N. Generally speaking, it should only be read by people who have a sense of humor and who enjoy having an open mind. This book is worth several re-readings.

1-0 out of 5 stars If only I could choose ZERO stars
Speaking as a practicing Buddhist and a snowboarder, this book is a complete waste of time and precious trees. There are many fantastic books about real Buddhism out there that teach you the dharma and don't try to baffle you with mystical mumbo-jumbo, as this book does. Upon doing further research into the author, I was quite interested to learn that not only did he found a "Jim Jones" style cult of personality, but that he also was a drug user and evidently killed himself -- all things the real teachings of the Buddha frown on:http://skepdic.com/rama.html. If you want to learn about the dharma, don't buy this book! i suggest anything by Thic Nhat Hanh.

5-0 out of 5 stars Creative intro to Tantric Buddhism
I have studied Buddhism both academically and also through my own meditation practice for many years. I think this is a very creative and fun way to present the concepts of Tantric/Vajrayana Buddhism. Some of the reviews that criticize its presentation of Buddhism seem to be coming from the perspective of other branches such as Theraveda Buddhism, which focuses more exclusively on the 4 Noble Truths, Eightfold path etc. While these are part of Tantric Buddhism as well, the Tantric path is much more about shifting states of awareness, and utilizes what might be considered to be 'mystical' or esoteric techniques and rituals to that end. This book introduces that esoteric tradition quite well. It does mix in some New Age concepts, but I accepted those as being more for audience appeal than anything else, and I don't think this detracts from the overall material.

As for actual snowboarding knowledge, it is true that you won't learn how to snowboard from this book! The snowboarding in the book is more of a metaphor for the Tantric meditative path.

Overall I recommend this as a fun starting point for learning about Tantric Buddhism and for starting a meditation practice yourself. Lighten up! This is a novel. ... Read more

4. No-Fall Snowboarding: 7 Easy Steps to Safe and Fun Boarding
by Danny Martin
Paperback: 304 Pages (2005-11-01)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$3.77
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Asin: B001PO69Q4
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Gain Without Pain

Learning to snowboard can be easy and painless -- with the right instruction. In this groundbreaking book, Danny Martin, the most sought-after snowboarding instructor today, teaches you how to snowboard in just three days -- and without falling. While the American Association of Snowboard Instructors tells its members, "Your students will fall," Danny Martin shows you that there can be gain without pain: he has single-handedly revolutionized the way the sport is taught, and in No-Fall Snowboarding he reveals his techniques.

Firmly grounded in physical fitness and martial arts and designed so everyone -- beginners, skiers, even seasoned snowboarders--can practice at home, No-Fall Snowboarding will teach you how to:

• Learn proper snowboarding techniques long before hitting the mountain

• Create balance with easy, specific body movements

• Find the perfect board, gear, places to board

• Get over bad habits

• Avoid typical twisting motions guaranteed to cause falling

Filled with dozens of stunning photographs by renowned photographer Mark Seliger, No-Fall Snowboarding is the go-to guide for people of all ages and skill levels who want to learn America's fastest growing sport. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Changed my game.
After three years of a hard learning curve, I met a family of snowboarders who turned me onto No Fall Snowboarding. With an explanation of the principal, I tried it and noticed an immediate improvement in my ride and proceeded to improve my skills and confidence to the level of embracing speed with no fear. Needless to say, I had a great winter and look forward to this next winter. I've spent time with folks struggling with snowboards on the mountain and have been able to explain what I learned and soon there up and running and thanking me for the advise.
I enjoyed reading the book as it explains a lot about the industry and how snowboarding came about. The technical explanation of a snowboard is very good and helped me zero in on the right board for me. There are a lot of different boards out there and I know what it is like to be on the wrong board. Finding the right board makes all the difference in the world. Chapter nine, The Physics and Metaphysics of Snowboarding is a very interesting read in understanding the dynamics of snowboarding. I discovered why I like snowboarding so much being a total right brain activity. It gets me out of my left brain normal function.
Yes I do recommend this book for learning snowboarding.

3-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read but a better one out there
The problem of falls in this sport is mostly caused by people using their upper bodies and torsos for turns. Some instructors still teach upper-body rotation as a means to initiate turns (imagine a big exercise ball in your arms, now move it from left to right!) While these techniques work, they also cause a lot of instabilities and falls. This book teaches a simple method that does not use any rotation. The technique does work, I sometimes use it myself. For beginners it may well be the best method out there, if only because it keeps their upper bodies calm and centered over the board. Unfortunately the book did not benefit from professional editing advice and so is poorly structured and too long. The writing is amateurish and so are the photos and the layout. I also have the feeling that the author is not really aware that in addition to his technique, a lot of foot work is needed to make this a real success. I guess he himself does use a lot of footwork, perhaps unaware. A much more professionally produced book that also stays away from upper-body rotation and involves detailed instruction for footwork is Go Snowboard: Read It, Watch It, Do It (GO SERIES) This is a much more versatile and well documented method.

1-0 out of 5 stars More like "No-Good Snowboarding"
This is a bad book. It will teach beginners bad habits that will not do them any good if they want to progress. He is advocating that students go really slow on the board. And anyone can prevent from falling if they go slow enough. I have no problem with students who want to start slowly, but there are better techniques which teach good habits like the "falling leaf" approach.

Snowboarders will fall, this is an inevitability. Instead of lying to his readers that his technique will prevent them from falling, he should give tips on how to fall correctly (falling on knees and butt) and protecting oneself (tuck head and arms into body). Also, I recommend using protection equipment like padded shorts and helmets. Balance is also key to minimize falls and Martin does mention this, but any decent instructor will mention it also. If the book lulls you into a false sense of belief that you are ready for steeper trails and you fall, you'll just hurt yourself more. If you aren't falling, you aren't challenging yourself and you won't progress.

His instructions on turning are vague and confusing. And there should be more pictures to help readers visualize what he is saying. The are no instructions that teach students to progress from skating to turning.

He designed his technique so that he will get return customers, he even said so himself. While I agree there might be some bad instructors, there are also many good ones who don't use the "no-fall" technique.

His shameless plugging of Burton products and expensive resorts disgusts me.

The only decent parts of this book have nothing to do with snowboarding. They are exercises he gives to keep in shape, balance and breathing, which can be applied to most any physical activity.

3-0 out of 5 stars There's value here, but don't count on the promise
Maybe if you're already fit and strong and very coordinated, you can learn to snowboard without falling.A lot.But I wouldn't count on it; wear wrist guards and a helmet and don't ride too fast too soon, and none of the falls will hurt.Oh yes, and if you have a sensitive tailbone throw in a layer of bike shorts or pants with the pad across the seat.

Kudos to Mr. Martin, though, for providing useful exercises for strength and balance.These have been truly helpful in speeding my learning (and a little bonus of weight loss from the large-muscle strengthening).
Anyone planning to take up snowboarding can benefit from starting out with the exercises here, and continuing them throughout the learning period.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pros and Cons
I certainly agree reviewers should read the book. I've read No-Fall 3 times. To me, the real strengths of this book are the exercises and the stretches. I'm still doing at least one of these during every workout. But for me, as a beginner a few years ago, the book's technique of lifting and lowering shoulders just didn't work to initiate turns. I am not a physicist, but I am a professional scientist and the chapter that relates the author's visit to a physicist in search of an endorsement for his method was, to me, superficial and unconvincing. What got me linking turns successfully was 5 or 6 private lessons over 3 years and the realization that to turn you must move your weight over your edges. Admittedly, those lessons were a lot more expensive than Danny's book, but I really wanted to learn how to snowboard. Clearly No-fall has worked for some readers. My guess is that these readers have shifted weight over the correct edge while moving their shoulders as Martin describes. Perhaps the reason his method produces fewer falls is because the rider's weight moves only gradually (and inadvertently) from edge to edge since he doesn't emphasize or teach this side-to-side movement at all. It's definitely true that SUDDEN shifts in weight can cause falls. I liked this book except that Martin is waaay too full of himself and waaay too critical of his snowboard instructor colleagues. I learned things I value from this book, but NOT how to turn on a snowboard. ... Read more

5. Snowboarding (High Interest Books: X-Treme Outdoors)
by Gillian Brown, Gillian C.P. Brown
Paperback: 48 Pages (2003-03)
list price: US$6.95 -- used & new: US$2.93
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Asin: 0516243837
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Colorful, fun photographs show extremists in action as readers take an exhilarating look at the basics of various x-treme sports - equipment needed, celebrities of the sport, and how the sport achieved its popularity. ... Read more

6. Snowboarding Skills: The Back-To-Basics Essentials for All Levels
by Cindy Kleh
Paperback: 128 Pages (2002-10-12)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$0.99
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Asin: 1552976262
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With its breakneck speed, upstart attitude and stunning locales, snowboarding is the definitive sport for those who thrive on adrenaline rushes and winter activities. No longer the exclusive province of renegade hot-doggers, huckers and shredders, snowboarding earned its own venue for the 1998 Nagano Olympics and was very popular at the Salt Lake City Olympics 2002. Today people of all ages are participating in this sport of athletic prowess and extreme spirit.

The number of snowboarders is exploding and will likely exceed downhill skiers. Whether you are a novice, an experienced snowboarder, Snowboarding Skills will help you improve your technique on the hills. Features include:
- Pointers from the top pros
- Action photo sequences with diagrams to explain technique
- Step-by-step lessons to improve your skill
- Safety and equipment tips

From the basics of standing up and stopping to the challenges of pivoting and jumping, Snowboarding Skills covers everything you need about the sport. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible book for anybody who's been snowboarding more than once
This was terrible. I just started snowboarding this year, and this book felt completely juvenile to me (and I'm not even that good). Seriously, if you've even stepped foot on a mountain or seen somebody else snowboarding, don't bother. This book doesn't teach a thing.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BUY!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Better Books Out There
This is one of the better books out there on how to snowboard.How I know is because I read pretty much all of them.I haven't found a great book yet, but this comes close.Contrast this with how-to-ski books and you would find a lot more fine books on skiing.Perhaps snowboarding is quite simple in concept but it is the "doing" that is hard or perhaps there still has not been a good author to write any of these books?Time will tell for the latter.

The skills are broken down in progression and full-color photos are really clear and nice to look.There is a section on carving and of course, terrain park skills.The beginning of the book starts off with clothing and equipment which is quite standard among such books but I never did like because I would think everyone would just skip to the part on how to actually snowboard.Putting such info in the back or appendix would make more sense.But reading on equipment and knowing what to buy will make the trip to the shop much more smoother and act as a cross-check to see if the salesperson knows his stuff.

In short, after reading this book and so many others.There are really a few things one need to remember when snowboarding.Stay on the edge.Never have a flat snowboard on the snow especially at really slow speeds.By not doing this, that is when the worst thing about snowboarding happens, the dreaded slam.Avoid at all costs.Wear wrist guards and pads to protect your tail bone.A helmet wouldn't hurt either.Once you remember and have all these, you are ready to have fun.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book
This is a fine book. It is easy to read, with good tips and very well organized. Pictures help to follow the text and depict concepts clearly.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book but lack of contents
Excellent pictures and graphic.Good explanation with tips and dos and don'ts.
However, I feel like it is not enough in depth.A little shallow.After reading it, tried on the snow (great fun and works) and I want more but the book didn't give me any.
I think Chapter 6 should be longer and explain more.

Overall it is a good book but just not enough depth in many areas. ... Read more

7. The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 29)
by James Preller
Paperback: 80 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$0.75
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Asin: 0439793955
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Jigsaw and his family bond during a wintry weekend getaway complete with snowboarding and sledding -- but a real detective, like Jigsaw Jones, is never truly off-duty.When trouble hits the slopes, Jigsaw gears up to solve a puzzling mystery, and all without the aid of his partner, Mila.Can Jigsaw solve the case before his family packs their bags for home?
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4-0 out of 5 stars book reivew
Cute book.It had myself and my children guessing who did it.Look forward to reading more from this series.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun to read
Jigsaw Jones is a great series for kids to read. The stories are fun and introduce kids to many situations that they would not otherwise have. We have good family discussions after reading some chapters.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jigsaw Jones Boxed Set #1-5#
My six and a half year olds love these books.They are easy to understand and each chapter has enough length to read one a day or several. It is refreshing to read a children's book that does not contain witches, abusive language, or potty jokes.We will be ordering the whole collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Boy children books
I had to find a book that my son could read that had a boy in it besides a little girl. "Jenny Jones" is the major female book reader now and he wanted to read a book that had a boy in it and this was the title I chose first and it was a winner. He tried to read the entire set in one week and he accomplish his mission. So far he has read the series twice and now I am forced to get the rest. ... Read more

8. (Sick): A Cultural History of Snowboarding
by Susanna Howe
Paperback: 176 Pages (1998-01-15)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$15.73
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Asin: 0312170262
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Scheduled to be a medal sport for the first time ever at the 1998 Winter Olympics, snowboarding is taking the world by storm. There are currently over two million snowboarders in the U.S. alone. This informative book takes an exhaustive look at the booming sport and the phenomenon of the culture that has grown up around it. 80 photos, 60 in color.Amazon.com Review
"Snowboarding," writes Susanna Howe, "has burstinto our lives and become a vessel of meaning." Hyperbole? Sure,but as sports go, snowboarding is hyperbole. Showy, daring,dramatic, and hip, it's pure hotdog; Sick covers all ofit. Mixing healthy doses of snowboarding's colorful history, fashions,techniques, competitions, and competitors, Sick whizzes by fastand rebellious--like the sport itself. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Sick
Awesome book. Every snowboardfan should read this. Nice storyline, great pics and beautifull quotes from snowboarding's legends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great informative book
I bought this book for a research project and it was extremely useful and informative and very interesting. I'd recommend it to anyone, but especially snowboarders(a must read). It's always good to know the history of your sport.

1-0 out of 5 stars Lame
Fake, pretentious, and totally dumb if you know anything about snowboarding. If snowboarders were like bands, this writer would be the cheesy a&r rep trying to be cool while making money off the peeps.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not for all but great for some
This book to many may have seemed lame and false, when in fact was practically written by pioneers such as Burton, Sims, Morrow, and Kemper founders.If you were born after 86 you would get the book, if u were bornbefore its a great, not a must, a great read. I loved it because of howmuch of a taboo it was, it was a current day mystery that wasn't respectedat first, and needed brave people to design the board from a ski with arope, much more than that, but great read.

5-0 out of 5 stars (Sick) a cultural history of snowboarding
For anyone who started snowboarding after 1993 this book is a must read. No way..this is a must read for all snowboarders.I grew up in New England snowboarding on Burton Backcountry boards in my back yard.This books goesback and tells the stories of what snowboarding was all about.Back whenyou went riding for the fun of it...not to look cool.This book rocks andSusanna did a great job.Loved reading about the good old Jake Burton,Brushie, Roach, and Kelly days.. Man I miss those guys.Grab this book andhead to the backcountry.. ... Read more

9. Snowboarding on Monster Mountain
by Eve Bunting
Hardcover: 64 Pages (2003-10-03)
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For Callie, with her serious fear of heights, the name Monster Mountain says it all. Why did she ever agree to a weekend of snowboarding with her best friend Jen? Jen is eager to brave the highest slopes and can’t stop talking about all her Olympic snowboard heroes. Callie is sick with fear. But her greater fear is that Jen will guess her secret, and that the new girl Izzy — an experienced boarder — will become Jen’s new best friend. Award-winning author Eve Bunting, inspired by her granddaughters’ interest in the sport, took to the slopes herself. What she learned about snowboarding, the hard way, lends authentic detail to this story about friendship and fear. ... Read more

10. Snowboarding 2011 Square 12X12 Wall Calendar
by BrownTrout Publishers Inc
Calendar: 24 Pages (2010-08-01)
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Snowboarding is a sport of skill, creativity, and passion. It is difficult to say exactly when snowboarding was developed, but the first known snowboard prototype was called the snurfer in 1965. Jake Burton introduced the first ski technology for the snowboard in 1980.

Throughout the years snowboarding has gained popularity. To many, snowboarding proved its professional viability when it made its debut in the 1998 Winter Olympics. Snowboarders, or shredders, claim there is nothing more thrilling. This wall calendar is devoted to the spirited bad boy of alpine sports, snowboarding. ... Read more

11. Snowboarding
by Effin Older
Paperback: 130 Pages (1999-09)
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Asin: 0811729311
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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60 color photos, 6 x 9
Snowboarding techniques described and illustrated
Advice from experts and celebrities on this increasingly popular winter sport

In the early days of snowboarding, bruises and body slams were part of the learning and teaching process. Not so today. In Snowboarding, Effin Older discusses the basic and advanced techniques of pain-free snowboarding using expert advice from the instructors at Smugglers Notch Ski Resort and step-by-step, full-color photos of the instructors in action. Equipment and gear selection, care and maintenance of your board and body, as well as boarding techniques for the halfpipe, moguls, and powder are a few of the topics covered that will enable boarders of every age to have fun and develop their own style. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Solid book for snowboarding newbies
After a fairly aggravating first-time try at snowboarding last winter (lousy snow, mediocre instruction, ... rental equipment), I got this book, among several others.Ms. Older lays out the basics of getting started in this sport in clear, jargon-free language, covering areas such as proper clothing to wear, boots, bindings, the right board,beginning exercises and then actual riding technique.After reading this book, I have some hope that even a middle-aged guy like me, with a somewhat beat-up body, can eventually make it down a mountain in one piece. ... Read more

12. 28 Day Winter: A Snowboarding Narrative
Hardcover: 176 Pages (2007-11-01)
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Asin: 1576874184
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Every year the Burton snowboard team travels south chasing snow. 28 Days: A Snowboarding Narrative documents a specific moment in time: August 2006. That month unequaled conditions blanketed the southern island of New Zealand. In Methven, NZ a small but elite crew of Burton's global team posted up to access the incredible Southern Alps via helicopter. Simultaneously, a creative crew took control of Snowpark NZ to reinvent freestyle park riding. Meanwhile, on the distant continent of South America, the Burton Women's team was pushing into the pristine backcountry of Termas De Chillan, Chile. 28 Days is an epic photographic narrative that captures these snowboarders pushing the limits of riding in the ultimate conditions, documents the ultimate trip, and inspires us all to ride. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good
Awesome photos that inspire you to go hang in the mountains.

A must have for anyone that loves riding.

Not a book for all the Burton haters though...

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Photographs
The photographs in this book are absolutely amazing!The photographers are so incredibly talented.I feel like I am right there on the mountain.It is just an awesome book, I highly recommend it!Thank you Burton!

1-0 out of 5 stars Fine if you are looking for pics of a teen giving the finger
Burton has blown it again. Here the team riders had a chance to show the soul of snowboarding the mountains. And there is some of that. But there are more teen riders giving the finger and having a party (I recall one of a teen passed out in his own vomit, but this may have been the product catalog). So to say it was a disapointment is an understatement.

You might like it but know what you are getting. A disjoitned collection of pictures that do not reflect the soul or roots of the sport. ... Read more

13. Snowboarding the World (Footprint - Activity Guides)
by Matt Barr, Chris Moran, Ewan Wallace
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-10-01)
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Asin: 1904777783
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Footprint Snowboarding The World features 100 of the world's top resorts in 19 different countries, taking you from the most cutting edge funparks to the best places to sleep, eat and drink. Its unique blend of essential snowboarding and travel information, along with recommendation from the word's best snowboarders, makes indispensable reading, whether it's flat light or a bluebird powder day...
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great reviews!
This is the best snowboard guide book because it's the first edition--everything is up to date, which is super important in snowboard park reviews because things change so much year to year.
Even more importantly, the writers are snowboard industry insiders, so they definitely know where's cool to hang out after shredding. Lots of pro snowboarders comments and tons of cool background info. ... Read more

14. Get High On Snowboarding: Learn To Snowboard In No Time With These Essential Beginner Tips For Snowboarding So You Can Look Forward To An Adrenaline Rush ... Turns That Will Leave Your Friends In Awe
by Anthony J. Carter
Paperback: 40 Pages (2010-09-01)
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As a beginner in snowboarding, you will need to learn how to strap yourself into your snowboard, get on and off the chairlift with ease, how to stand up and walk while attached to your snowboard and accustom yourself with your snow gear. One of the basics you will need to learn is the right way to carry your board while you're walking around in the snow so that you don't hit people with it. One way is to carry it like a book, holding it on one side with one hand grasping it so that your board is always facing in the direction you are facing. Another way to carry your board is to put it behind your back while grasping it with both hands. While this frees up your front side, this approach can be taxing especially when you're going uphill as the weight of the board will press down on your back. When you're traveling long distance, you can put a leash around your snowboard, plop it on the ground and then just drag it along with you using the leash. You will also need to learn the basic movements such as how to skate so you can move around in the snow whether through flat areas or ragged terrain, how to switch edges even with both your feet strapped in, how to glide so you can maneuver your weight forward and gain control, how to move up and down the slope with both feet strapped in.There's more to learn: advanced snowboarding exercises that teach you to control your speed, improve your balance, how to change directions and help you make gradual descents. There are also snowboarding aerial and surface tricks that can give you that adrenaline rush you're looking for to finish off your snowboarding adventure. ... Read more

15. Snowboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner?s Guide to Snowboarding (Start-Up Sports series)
by Doug Werner
Paperback: 144 Pages (1998-10-01)
list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$6.80
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Asin: 1884654118
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Here is the essential beginner’s guide to the fastest growing sport in the country according to the National Sporting Goods Association. The most important questions—how to stop, how to turn, and how to avoid the crash and burn syndrome—are answered because the author takes the reader along as he learns the sport himself. Basic gear, preparation, technique, and safety are also discussed.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Outdated
This book is too outdated.Read "Go Snowboard" for better, up-to-date instructions on how to snowboard.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for any prospective Snowboarder
I usually don't bother reviewing, but this book is exceptional!
I got it (and about 4 other Snowboarding books, which were too long and intimidating) when I started learning how to snowboard.
This book gave me all the basic moves and techniques I needed to get on the slopes and make the most out of the two classes I took. By the third time on the snow I was turning, carving and feeling great about my progress.

Concise and easy to understand, highly recommended, Don't bother with any other book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Doug Warner is awesome!
I also have the Start-Up surfer's book and it was great! I kmnewimmeaditaly hat i had to buy his other books. Snowboarding rocks too! Healways gives cool descriptions, fun context, and help! Trust me, if youknow you want to snowboard- check this out! ... Read more

16. Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing & Snowboarding As Renewal for Your Soul (The Art of Spiritual Living)
by Marcia McFee, Karen Foster
Paperback: 190 Pages (2009-10)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Turn your recreation in the snow into a spiritual high point!

"Activities that are exhilarating and fun are not usually thought of as spiritual. But to the contrary, such ventures may well point us to our most profound spiritual connections. For when we are able to come fully into the present moment, turn off the noise in our minds, feel our true essence as complete union of body-mind-spirit, we enter into a kind of `other worldly' state of ecstasy that we can experience only as a spiritual dimension."
--from Chapter 1

Debunking the myth that your body has nothing to do with your spiritual life, avid winter sports enthusiasts Dr. Marcia McFee and Rev. Karen Foster demonstrate how spirituality is fed by play and challenge and how your snow-filled adventures can serve as a set of metaphors for seeing life's ups and downs as part of a sacred rhythm.Whether you have a need for speed or are drawn toward more lyrical motion, McFee and Foster offer poignant insights on how you can find your peak spiritual life in your favorite snow sport, no matter your skill level. Learn how to:
-Reduce stress and embrace your need for fun
-Achieve harmonious integration of mind, body, and spirit
-Trust your body's inherent wisdom
- Appreciate the details in nature and everyday life
- Clear your head and persevere in difficult times
- Cultivate a sense of community

"Explains the phenomena of a lifestyle in snow ... the tranquility and peacefulness, the exhilaration and treacherousness ... [the] magical, spiritual connection that ties us to the mountains, the wonder that propels us through the snow and through our lives."
--Kristin Krone, former Olympic skier

"Explores [this] quixotic topic as [you] might descend a mountain, with variances in tempo and technique, with injections of humor and humility, with strength and subtlety in equal measure. A pleasant and worthwhile read."
--Rick Phipps, author, Skiing Zen: Searching for the Spirituality of Sport

"Spiritual fun is what we should be about in our daily lives. Playing at the feet of God, as children of God, as created beings, is our heritage and our inheritance.Hooray for Spiritual Adventures in the Snow!"
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Even if You Aren't a Skier
With insights from each of the two authors' experiences in the snow, interviews entitled "Conversation with an Adventurer" in each chapter and more, this book is like yoga for your soul: both relaxing and invigorating.I'm not much of a skier, but loved the descriptions of nature and suggestions for integrating body, mind and spirit and found it applicable to my life nonetheless.Highly recommended! ... Read more

17. Giants Don't Go Snowboarding (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #33)
by Debbie Dadey, Marcia T. Jones
Paperback: 80 Pages (1998-11-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The snowboarding teacher at the Golden Egg Ski Lodge is the tallest person the kids have ever seen. Liza suspects that he's the giant from "Jack and the Beanstalk", but she needs some real proof. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Jack and The Beanstalk?
This book is a great quick read for a child reading on a 3rd to 4th grade level. This is a nice series for a reluctant reader. The book can be read in 4 or 5 days by dividing the book in 15 to 20 pages of reading, around 3 chapters a day. Print is easy to read helping a reluctant reader.

The story is fun with the giant suspected to be from Jack and the BEanstalk with referrences to golden eggs, vines, harpes ectt...My son enjoyed this story a lot and there is just enough new vocabulary in it to help him grow as a reader.

this would probably be a boring book for a child reading larger chapter books with more of a story line.

This series is a little harder to read than the Magic Treehouse series.

Would make a nice read out-loud story to a 4 or 5 year old.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
There are these 4 Bailey School Kids who solved a lot of great Mysteries named Howie, Melody, Liza and Eddie. Howie is this kid who is serious about solving mysteries. Melody for me is a little bit bossy sometimes. Liza is this girl who is kind. Eddie is this kid who always goofs off. Each book has to have characters, plot, problem, solution. I was addicted to these books when i was 8. It really makes me funny about Eddie. I have only read as in red The Bailey School Kids at least 31 of them. Sometimes the book may get boring but most of all it's enjoyable. Debbie dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones have written so many books like Bailey School Kids, Bailey City Monsters, Triplet Trouble.... But most of all i only read Bailey School Kids and Bailey City Monsters. I have heard that the Bailey School Kids has reached 52 titles. However, this is the 33th book. Sometimes, when i read books like these itirritates me. Why, Because when i read Knights Don't Teach Piano, At the ending, I hated it that Lance had to rush back to England. Until now i'm still addicted these books which is now I am 13 years old. I have already visited Debbie and Marcia Thorton Jones's website. If you want to visit it just type www.BaileyKids.com. Now for the story:

Liza, Melody, Eddie and Howie have another mystery on their hands. When they went to Ruby Mountain for snowboarding, They meet a large man. That's funny, Why would a large man be snowbosrding on Ruby Mountain. Plus, He gives snowboarding lessons. Could he really be a giant lurking on Ruby Mountain? Meanwhile, The kids mweet Jack, a cool guy who loves snowboarding. By the way, the large man's name is Hugh.

There are so many plots in the story. The main plot is Ruby Mountain where they met Hugh. I wish the Bailey School Kids Books have longer pages. Oh well, It won't do any harm anyway.

I'm inviting you to join the Bailey School Kids Fan Club. When you join, you get a Membership Card, Bookends, Free Vampire Nail, Two BSK Books called Skeletons Don't Play Tubas and Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses. I have already joined the club. Until now i am still haunting #34 which i can't find then.

****So keep in mind, Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornoton Jones are the author of the Bailey School Kids, Bailey City Monsters, Triplet Trouble, Ghostville Elementary. The Bailey school Kids have 52 titles, The Bailey City Monsters have 9 titles, The Triplet Trouble have at least 25 titles, Ghostville Elementary have 13 titles.*****

If i were you, I'll try to haunt all of them!

5-0 out of 5 stars I think all baily school Kids books are great so is this one
I review this book Giants Don't Go Snowboarding would seem like a good book since i've read alot of these kinds of books from Baily School Kids collecten. These are really injoyable books to read. I would reccomend thisbook to people who like adventures.

5-0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK!
This book was really cool!I liked it best when Hugh Mongus threw giant snowballs at the kids and when they helped him figure out a way stay out of trouble. It made me want to read all the other Bailey School Kids books byMarcia Thornton Jones.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cool Review
This is a ok book but I don't think that it is very realistic and it is kind of stupid. Thank You ... Read more

18. Backcountry Snowboarding
by Christopher Van Tilburg
Paperback: 141 Pages (1998-09)
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Asin: 0898865786
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Snowboarding is the fastest-growing winter sport in theUnited States. As more and more riders reach advanced levels, theylook beyond the resorts to the deep powder, steep challenges, andsolitude of the backcountry. But before heading out, boarders alsoneed to be prepared for the backcountry's unique demands. Backcountry Snowboarding covers everything the advanced freeriderneeds for safe ascent and descent. Van Tilburg discusses essentialbackcountry safety equipment and debates the merits of crampons, skis,snowshoes, and splitboards for ascent. He offers lessons onroute-finding, avalanche and glacier safety, survival and self-rescue,geology, meteorology, plus cross-training and nutrition.Not one toforget the thrill of the ride down, he also covers techniques for alltypes of terrain and snow: steeps, trees, powder, corn, ice, and crud. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Intro for Beginners
Pretty good book - but be warned, it is of little use if you already spend time in the backcountry (climbing, etc).This book is oriented for people unfamiliar with backcountry travel in general (winter travel issues, clothing, avalanche, etc) and not much of the book is specifically about snowboarding.If you are already familiar with that stuff, get "The Complete Snowboarder" instead - great book for beginner to intermediates.

4-0 out of 5 stars great book. All essentials covered
This book is great. It gives all the essential information you need for just about everything to know or have in the backcountry. Covers everything from hiking up, to snowboarding down. Includes preparation needs too. Got alot visuals, which makes it more easier to learn and its got a glossary forwords you're not familiar with. It's a must buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars this book provides a great summary of backcountry snowboardi
"Backcountry Snowboarding" is a great introduction into reaching beyond the resorts to the backcountry.Included in the book are sections on necessary equipment, avalanche and mountain safety, and riding thebackcountry.The book is illustrated and contains a very useful appendixthat lists other books as well as internet sights for further information. This book is an invaluable aid for the person who wants to find out how togo about preparing for backcountry snowboarding. ... Read more

19. Friction and Gravity: Snowboarding Science (Science Scope)
by Marcus Figorito
Paperback: 32 Pages (2009-04)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great introduction to the "science" of snowboarding for the beginning snowboarder!
Winter is on it's way and I've heard many young people already say they are waiting for buckets of snow to fall.There are many winter sports people enjoy, but since the advent of the "Snurfer" in 1965 even more people are anxious for the flakes to fly.Sherman Poppen originally invented the "Snurfer" to "let the rider surf in the snow."He watched his daughter try to ride her sled down a hill standing up and that vision germinated the seed of invention.The "Snurfer" evolved into the modern snowboard over the years.Ever hear of Jake Burton Carpenter?He's the one who put the bindings on the board.

Gravity will get you down over the mountain, but when the boarder tries to "defy gravity" that is when we can see some phenomenal stunts and tricks.Some people ride regular while others ride goofy when they work their magic on the slopes.You'll learn about air tricks, spins and flips, how to overcome friction, the cause and effect friction has on snowboarding, you'll learn what carving is, how the snowboarder sideslips, what you can do to keep upright on your ride, how to balance, you'll learn about the halfpipe, the parallel giant slalom, the snowboard cross, and you'll get an introduction to a few famous snowboarders.

This is a great introduction to the "science" of snowboarding for the beginning snowboarder.This is not exactly a "how to" guide, but more like a "what happens" when things like gravity and a snowboard interact.However, there is a lot of information in here that the young reader can take in and study to improve his or her own abilities in this sport.For example, the book shows a picture of someone snowboarding down a deep slope.There are two pages about balancing and the caption under the photographs asks, "What would happen if this snowboarder leaned too far forward or backward?"This book is wonderful in that is asks the young reader to observe, question and think.In the back of the book is an index, a glossary and a section on the "special language of snowboarding." ... Read more

20. Skiing and Snowboarding Fitness: Reach Your Potential on the Slopes
by Mark Hines
Paperback: 144 Pages (2007-09-14)
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A valuable guide to pre -season training.

Proper training and conditioning are the best safeguards for an enjoyable and injury-free holiday of skiing or snowboarding. Unlike most sports, skiing and snowboarding put huge demands on both body and mind. A momentary lapse in coordination, concentration, flexibility or reflexes can lead to disastrous, even life-threatening injuries.

Skiing and Snowboarding Fitness is a well-organized, comprehensive illustrated guide to a realistic and dynamic fitness program that can be specifically tailored to an individual. The book recommends specific programs to guard against the most common types of skiing-related (or snowboarding-related) dangers:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee and ligament sprains
  • Improper nutrition and hydration.

Step-by-step exercise programs treat the body as a whole, with attention on strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Many of the exercises improve timing and balance, the two essential factors so critical on the hills and mountainsides.

The fitness programs can be completed in months or in weeks and will benefit skiers and boarders of all levels. Required equipment is remarkably simple, gimmick-free and commonly available.

Skiing and Snowboarding Fitness is a complete workout program that will help participants perform better, avoid injuries, and have more fun when they hit the slopes.

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