Snowboarding Skills The Back-to-Basics Essentials for All Levels

ISBN-10: 1552976262
ISBN-13: 9781552976265
Edition: 2002
Authors: Cindy Kleh
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This best-selling guide is ideal for those starting out as well as the more experienced boarders looking to fix a persistent problem or just improve their skills. Along with dozens of color photographs, Snowboarding Skills features: Pro tips from the world's top boarders Action photo sequences with explanatory diagrams Directional arrows showing exactly how and where to turn "Don't" and "do" photo comparisons Troubleshooting sidebars Lessons to improve skills Explanations on understanding snow and weather conditions Safety tips and equipment maintenance Hill etiquette, avoiding injury, and more. From the basics of standing up and stopping to the challenges of pivoting and jumping, Snowboarding Skills covers everything a boarder needs to know.

Cindy Kleh has ridden a snowboard for over 25 years while living at the top of the Colorado Rockies. She has held the U.S. National Overall Snowboarding Title since 2008, and is the 2011 GS, Slalom, Boardercross, Superpipe and Slopestyle National Champion for women 50-59. Kleh writes, photographs and edits for Grand County Living and Nordic Ski Colorado magazines. Her first published book, Snowboarding Skills (2002), is a full-color instructional snowboarding book.

Introduction
Glossary - Board Talk
Before you ride
Take a lesson!
Using your head to ride better
Fuel up
Dress for success
Stretching
Are you fit to ride?
Getting your equipment "dialed"
The basic freestyle set-up
Bindings
Getting from here to there (or skating)
Board basics
Pivoting your back foot
Skating
Stay centered!
Straight glides
Heel turns
Gliding into a toe-turn
Mastering the chairlift
Brakes and steering
Fastening your back food and standing up
Testing your gas pedal
Third rule of snowboarding: keep the board moving
Heel sideslipping
Toe sideslipping
Falling leaf
The warrior stance
Toe-edge traverse
Garlands
Putting it all together
Slow down, commit to the turn -- and don't panic
Keep the upper body still
Using your board to travel in new ways
Playing with the turn
Slope Survival
Harnessing the power of the turn
What is carving?
Born to carve
Carving basics
Angulation
Freestyle
Landing safely
Start small
Active air
Ollies
Grabs
Riding fakie
Spins in the air
Terrain parks
Halfpipe
Riding the gnarly
Ice or hardpack
Taking control
Chill on ice
The steeps
The bumps
Riding the bumps
Powder
Death cookies and crud
Slush
Trees
Off-piste
Slope safety
The Backcountry
Buying and maintaining your equipment
Shop around
Buying boots
Women-specific boots
Boards
Board biology
Tuning
Index

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