The Complete Snowboarder

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9780071357876: The Complete Snowboarder

“Read this book before you ride.”—Snowboarder “The best book to come along about snowboarding yet.”—New York Outdoors Ideal for snowboarders of all levels, this second edition of the classic guide is updated to reflect the sport’s rapid evolution over the past five years. In down-to-earth, highly accessible language, The Complete Snowboarder answers every conceivable question readers may have about getting started and keeping going. Featuring invaluable tips from world-class pros, killer action photographs, and clear how-to illustrations, the new edition also addresses the sport’s new gear, from boots and body gear to state-of-the-art bindings and cutting-edge board designs. Here also is detailed advice on back-country snowboarding and tips on finding excellent used equipment, and the latest industry safety standards.

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Attention skiers: have you looked down from the chair lift with envy at the ever-growing legion of snowboarders sailing down the slopes and hooting gleefully to each other? Does surfing on snow look pretty fun? You bet! The Complete Snowboarder can introduce you (as well as non-skiers) to their world. With tips from the pros, you can be surfing down the mountain, too. Or, if you're already an experienced snowboarder, this guide can take you to the next level. Beginners and intermediates alike will learn new tricks and techniques for getting the most out of a lift ticket.

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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!

Praise for the best-selling first edition:

"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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