Snowboarding: Learning to Ride from All-Mountain to Park

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The Mountaineers Books, 2009 - 202 pagine

* Tips on the latest gear and developments in the snowboarding industry
* A useful manual for those serious about improving their technical snowboarding skills on the mountain
* Clear, authoritative approach to learning the techniques of the sport

With millions flocking to the sport each year, snowboarding has become one of the of most popular winter pastimes. Written for the beginning to intermediate practitioner,Snowboarding focuses on the techniques of the sport, from park and pipe riding to boardslides and tail presses.Liam Gallagher details everything from the basics of understanding snow conditions and park responsibility to the fundamentals of riding, with a complete explanation of jumps and rails. Featuring a history of snowboarding, a breakdown of choosing and caring for your snowboard gear, and testimonials from professional riders, this is the comprehensive guide to get you out on the mountain.
 

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Indice

CHAPTER 1
21
Gear
22
BOARDS
23
BOOTS
30
BINDINGS
35
CLOTHING
38
ACCESSORIES
40
PREPARING YOUR EQUIPMENT
41
UNDERSTANDING TRANSITION
129
UNDERSTANDING HALFPIPE DESIGN
130
UNDERSTANDING SNOW CONDITIONS
131
PIPE TRICKS
132
CHAPTER 6
147
Caring for Your Equipment
148
SNOWBOARD PREP AND REPAIR
150
HOW TO STORE YOUR EQUIPMENT FOR THE OFFSEASON
156

CHAPTER 2
51
Snowboarding 101
52
BASIC SNOWBOARDING TECHNIQUES
58
TYPES OF SNOWBOARDING
74
CHAPTER 3
81
AllMountain Riding
82
ALLMOUNTAIN TECHNIQUES
86
CHAPTER 4
99
Park Riding
100
UNDERSTANDING WEATHER
102
PARK FEATURES
103
JUMPING IN THE PARK
107
PARK RAILS
116
CHAPTER 5
127
Pipe Riding
128
CHAPTER 7
159
Fit to Ride
160
BIKING
161
EXERCISES
164
CHAPTER 8
169
Introduction to Backcountry Snowboarding
170
BETTER SAFETY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
174
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY
176
MONITORING WEATHER CONDITIONS
177
UNDERSTANDING AVALANCHES
178
HELPING OTHERS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY
184
Glossary
191
Index
197
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Informazioni sull'autore (2009)

Liam Gallagher is an associate editor at Transworld Snowboarding. His photographs and writing have also appeared in Snowboarder magazine, Frequency, and The Snowboarder's Journal. He has been snowboarding for 15 years and lives in Oceanside, California.

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