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 ofthe sport, a breakdown of choosing and caring for your gear, and testimonials from professional riders, this is the comprehensive guide to get you out on the mountain.
In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, snowboarding, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the sport and the people who play it, better.
An introduction to snowboarding, featuring numerous colour illustrations, precise descriptions and instructions. It builds up systematically, starting with the first attempts at standing and moving through to successful downhill runs.
With interest and participation in extreme and adventure sports growing year on year, the time is ripe for a thoughtful and analytical assessment of this phenomenon from a rigorous philosophical perspective. This collection of essays is the first single-source treatment of adventure sports from an exclusively philosophical standpoint. The text offers students a uniquely focused reader of this burgeoning area of interest and provides scholars with a source book for further studies in this area. Featuring contributions from well-respected writers in the field who each also have personal familiarity of participation in adventure and extreme sports, this is set to become a classic analysis of the intersections between philosophy and extreme experiences, encompassing essential related concepts of elation, danger, death, wilderness and authenticity.
“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.
Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also referred to as action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports) have experienced unprecedented growth both in terms of participation and in their increased visibility across public and private space. book seeks to explore the changing representation and consumption of lifestyle sport in the twenty-first century. The essays, which cover a range of sports, and geographical contexts (including Brazil, Europe, North America and Australasia) focus on three themes. First, essays scrutinise aspects of the commercialisation process and impact of the media, reviewing and reconsidering theoretical frameworks to understand these processes. The scholars here emphasise the need to move beyond simplistic understandings of commercialisation as co-option and resistance, to capture the complexity and messiness of the process, and of the relationships between the cultural industries, participants and consumers. The second theme examines gender identity and representations, exploring the potential of lifestyle sport to be a politically transformative space in relation to gender, sexuality and ‘race’. The last theme explores new theoretical directions in research on lifestyle sport, including insights from philosophy, sociology and cultural geography. The themes the monograph addresses are wide reaching, and centrally concerned with the changing meaning of sport and sporting identity in the twenty-first century. This book was previously published as a Special Issue of Sport in Society.
In the 87 issues of Snow Country published between 1988 and 1999, the reader can find the defining coverage of mountain resorts, ski technique and equipment, racing, cross-country touring, and the growing sport of snowboarding during a period of radical change. The award-winning magazine of mountain sports and living tracks the environmental impact of ski area development, and people moving to the mountains to work and live.
This journal is a perfect gift for friends and family, male or female. Other features of this notebook are: - 120 pages - 6x9 inches - matte cover This book is convenient for writing. It has the perfect size to carry anywhere for journaling and note taking.
This daily planner is perfect for anyone who loves to plan their day by day. This simple single page layout has room for appointments, daily motivation, water intake, goals, exercise and health, shopping list, notes and other tasks. Plan your daily activities in this cool snowboarding daily planner. If you want to keep organized and on top of your home, your work or your school then grab now this ideal daily planner! Check out all the cool snowboarding planners by clicking the author name above. Grab Your Now!
Imagine soaring though the sky like a bird or climbing to the very top of a mountain. Some people enjoy themselves against nature and pushing their minds and bodies to the limit. From snowboarding to skydiving, from white-water rafting to rock climbing, there are plenty of sports that offer a unique thrill. Extreme Sports con be tough and exciting, but the aim is to take care, play safe and have fun!