Snowboarding: A Woman's Guide (Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides)

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9780070120389: Snowboarding: A Woman's Guide (Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides)

'This new series is designed to teach outdoor skills to women in the way they learn...Women of all ages describe how they overcame obstacles, what they enjoyed the most, or just how they felt about undertaking a new activity ...extremely well done and appealing' - "Library Journal" (starred review). The snowboarding boom is taking over mountain resorts everywhere. And it's not just seen as a badboy sport anymore. Women are doing it in record numbers, from the U.S. to Europe to Japan. Why? Snowboards are like sportscars: High performance in a small package, which makes them super fun to drive - connecting turns, boosting airs in the park, chasing fresh powder tracks in the morning, and taking on steeps, chutes, bumps, even the backcountry. Now Julia Carlson - former national champion, world cup competitor, coach, and leading snowboard designer - has written the first book that's jam-packed with practical advice specially tooled for women of all ages.Get the most out of the snowboarding experience with Carlson's savvy advice and on-point instructions. Find the right board for your size and riding style. Get boots that are really designed for female feet. Hit the slopes at your own pace, cautious or daring! Connect turns in a day or two at most. Carve everything from steeps to powder. Tune your board. Handle any trail with confidence. "Snowboarding: A Woman's Guide" has a ton of practical advice on how to get started; step-by-step instructions and drills; equipment choices; family-style boarding; and, personal tips from all kinds of real live women snowboarders- Olympians Betsy Shaw and Barrett Christy, clothing expert Ali Napolitano, shop owner Stacie Genchi, and plenty of first-timers. Like Carlson says, "The styles are incredibly different, but the stoke is always the same. So, welcome!"

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This is a book of beginner to intermediate instruction for snowboarders, with a difference: it's the only snowboarding book directed specifically at women. Written both for newcomers to downhill snow sports and refugees from the alpine skiing scene, Carlson's book is a complete course: getting started in the sport; evaluating and selecting affordable equipment; overcoming common fears of beginning boarders; using body position for balance and performance; safety on the slopes; involving friends and family; and get snowboarding destinations.

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"This new series is designed to teach outdoor skills to women in the way they learn. . . . Women of all ages describe how they overcame obstacles, what they enjoyed the most, or just how they felt about undertaking a new activity . . . extremely well done and appealing." --Library Journal (starred review)

A Woman's Guide to the Hottest Sport on Snow

The snowboarding boom is taking over mountain resorts everywhere. And it's not just seen as a badboy sport anymore. Women are doing it in record numbers, from the U.S. to Europe to Japan.

Why? Snowboards are like sportscars: High performance in a small package, which makes them super fun to drive--connecting turns, boosting airs in the park, chasing fresh powder tracks in the morning, and taking on steeps, chutes, bumps, even the backcountry.

Now Julia Carlson--former national champion, world cup competitor, coach, and leading snowboard designer--has written the first book that's jam-packed with practical advice specially tooled for women of all ages.

Get the most out of the snowboarding experience with Carlson's savvy advice and on-point instructions. Find the right board for your size and riding style. Get boots that are really designed for female feet. Hit the slopes at your own pace, cautious or daring! Connect turns in a day or two at most. Carve everything from steeps to powder. Tune your board. Handle any trail with confidence.

Snowboarding: A Woman's Guide has a ton of practical advice on how to get started . . . step-by-step instructions and drills . . . equipment choices . . . family-style boarding . . . and personal tips from all kinds of real live women snowboarders--Olympians Betsy Shaw and Barrett Christy, clothing expert Ali Napolitano, shop owner Stacie Genchi, and plenty of first-timers. Like Carlson says, "The styles are incredibly different, but the stoke is always the same. So, welcome!"

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