(Sick): A Cultural History of Snowboarding

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9780312170264: (Sick): A Cultural History of Snowboarding

Susanna Howe traces the development of snowboarding from its roots beginning with those snow-revolutionaries that got the sport off the ground, right through the very best in the world today. It is the skill and expertise of those around the world who are the finest in the sport that got snowboarding its proper recognition and respect necessary for its inclusion as a full medal sport in Nagano. Ms. Howe also examines the fashion trends the sport has created, along with the various styles of snowboarding necessary, depending on the geographical location you're in throughout the U.S.

This is the ideal, most complete examination of this sport for those already participating, those getting ready to take the plung, and for those who are curious now and will be hooked once they see snowboarding at the Winter Olympics Games.

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"Snowboarding," writes Susanna Howe, "has burst into 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 of it. Mixing healthy doses of snowboarding's colorful history, fashions, techniques, competitions, and competitors, Sick whizzes by fast and rebellious--like the sport itself.

About the Author:

Susanna Howe is a freelance writer and editor who lives in New York City. This is her first book.

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