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Snowboarding is reaching critical mass on America slopes: A poll released last October of 232 ski resorts across of the country (the third annual by TransWorld Snowboarding Business/National Ski Areas Association) revealed that nearly one quarter (22.4%) of snow-capped mountain visitors in the 1997-98 winter season were snowboarders. They expect this number to climb to more than one-third (34.8%) within the next 5 years.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Snowboarding will be the constant cold-weather companion for those driven to shredding the slopes on their boards, with: -- Information on the intriguing history of the sport (so legend has it, a father created the first snowboard for his young daughter by cutting down a plank of wood and attaching some rubber non-slip material to the top )-- Comprehensive coverage of the lingo -- from shredding to halfpipe to carving.-- Detailed, valuable coverage of how to get started -- from getting the right gear to step-by-step instructions on how to get started boarding, with illustrations and photos.-- Important tips and advice on how to avoid injury and how to stay in shape for maximum boarding form.-- The word on who is (who was) who in the world of professional boarding.-- The low down on getting the right board for the right price -- and which companies are providing the best bang for your buck Also, info on how to take care of your board onceyou've selected one.
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