Snow Boarding Experts: Freeriding, Race, Freestyle
The newest sport in the 1998 Winter Olympics, snowboarding has become the rage among winter sports enthusiasts. Here's a handsome book that instructs both novice and more advanced snowboarders in every aspect of training, conditioning, and developing technique. Detailed in words and pictures are the basics of balance, racing, performing straight jumps, freestyle, freeriding, slalom, and all other maneuvers that snowboarders can master for competition or for pleasure. More than 150 brilliant full-color photos on high-gloss paper include exciting action shots, step-by-step instructions for performing all maneuvers, and even how-to photos and diagrams showing how to keep a snowboard tuned and in good condition. In addition to the dramatic photos, readers will find dozens of full-color charts, diagrams, checklists, and other attractive and helpful sidebar features to enlighten them on details of training and mastering this exciting action sport Here is an unusually good looking and instructive book with surefire appeal to all who love snow sports.
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