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    Description"The premier guide to modern riding, from one of the sport's best coaches." --Tim Windell, two-time World Cup co-champion In The Art of Snowboarding, USSA-certified club coach Jim Smith introduces you to the most popular tricks and stunts, including kickers (jumps) and other freestyle and half-pipe techniques, and stunts on rails and wood. He gives special emphasis to proper stance and turning techniques as the basis for more advanced moves. Time-lapsephotographs demonstrate every step of every trick and technique, and dozens of additional photos show you the form of some of the country's best riders.

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    The Art of Snowboarding
    Kickers, Carving, Half-pipe, and More
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 293 g
    ISBN 13: 9780071456883
    ISBN 10: 0071456880

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.7
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Libri: I-SR
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14490
    BISAC V2.8: SPO052000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WSWM
    BISAC V2.8: SPO038000
    DC22: 796.939, 796.93/9
    LC classification: GV857.S57 .S55 2007
    Thema V1.0: ST
    Illustrations note
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    Ragged Mountain Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jim Smith is a professional snowboarding coach and the director of Team Summit Snowboarding in Summit County, Colorado. He has written for several snowboarding publications and his image has appeared in many snowboarding movies. He lives in Frisco, Colorado.
    Back cover copy
    Let a snowboarding pro show you how to grab some air and get tricky on your board "The Art of Snowboarding" shows you everything you need to know about mastering jumps and lumber on the mountain or riding the rails and pipes of terrain parks. Writing for boarders of all ages, professional coach Jim Smith breaks it down with his "progressive snowboarding" teaching method, taking you from the fundamentals to more challenging tricks and giving you innovative ways to push the limits of your skills and create your own style on the slopes. A virtual slide show, this book is fully illustrated with stop-action photos that reveal each key stage of every trick, from the basic ollie to advanced kickers, rails, airs, and impressive half-pipe rides. With helpful tips on staying safe, choosing gear, and cross-training with skateboards in the off-season, you'll learn how to: Master the fundamentals of setup, stance, and turning Perfect your kicker skills for jumps small and large Conquer the rails of terrain parks Use felled trees and stumps to your advantage And ride any size pipe like a professional airdog