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Ever watched professional snowboarders and wanted to pull some of the same tricks they make look so simple? If so, Mastering Snowboarding is the resource for you.
Olympic gold medalist and X Games champion Hannah Teter teams up with expert snowboard writer Tawnya Schultz to bring you the techniques and tricks used by the pros. They’ll take you inside the sport and provide in-depth coverage of snowboarding equipment, including how to select and customize a board to fit your style and needs. Packed with the coolest tricks, expert advice, and secrets from the pros, this full-color guide is the only resource you need in order to own the slopes.
Whether you are a recreational rider or a seasoned vet about to drop in to the halfpipe, Mastering Snowboarding has you covered. Add this one-of-a-kind resource to your library and you’ll soon be ready to put your new skills on display.
Part I: Before You Begin Chapter 1: History of Snowboarding Chapter 2: Choosing and Assembling Your Equipment Chapter 3: What to Expect Part II: Basic Techniques Chapter 4: Getting Started Chapter 5: Be in Control, Stay in Control Chapter 6: Ride Any Terrain Part III: Advanced Riding Chapter 7: Introduction to Tricks Chapter 8: Taking It to the Next Level Chapter 9: Getting the Most out of Your Ride Chapter 10: Competitive Riding
Hannah Teter is one of the greatest female snowboarders in the
history of the sport, having earned numerous awards and honors since she
began competitive snowboarding at the age of 15, when she placed fourth
in her first world cup halfpipe event. She has represented the United
States twice in Winter Olympic Games, medaling both times in the
halfpipe. She earned the gold medal in 2006, for which the United States
Olympic Committee named her the USOC Sportswoman of the Year, and the
silver medal in 2010. She has achieved six FIS Snowboard world cup
victories and earned bronze at the 2005 FIS world championships.
Competing in the Winter X Games, Hannah has medaled six times, winning
the gold for the superpipe in 2003 and bronze in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010,
Hannah’s snowboarding record is legendary, and her mainstream celebrity
acknowledgments include a 2006 ESPN ESPY Award for Best Female Action
Sport Athlete and a 2010 appearance in Sports Illustrated’s
famed swimsuit issue. She is active in philanthropy and is committed to
helping the world’s poor. She founded Hannah’s Gold in 2008, and the
charity donates profits from her family’s Vermont maple syrup sales to
the village of Kirindon, Kenya, to help provide clean drinking water,
farming opportunities, and schooling for the village. In 2010 she
launched Sweet Cheeks, a charity that donates 40 percent of proceeds to
Children International. Hannah often donates her prize money from
competitions to her charity. Hannah was awarded a VH1 Do Something Award
in the category of Do Something Athlete.
Hannah lives in Belmont, Vermont.
Tawnya Schultz is the founder and editor of Tahoe Snowboard
magazine, which recently celebrated its third season of publication. She
is a contributor to Snowboard magazine (for which she has managed
three women's annuals) and is a weekly writer for the burtongirls
website. Tawnya has written for Cooler Mag, Transworld Snowboarding,
and Snowboarder magazine while also running her own website. She
is the author of a children’s snowboarding book titled Sammy
the Shredder, which tells the story of Sammy a snowboarding bear.
Tawnya lives in Kings Beach, California.
“Hannah has not only won Olympic gold and silver medals, but she has
also lifted women’s snowboarding to the next level during her 10-year
pro career. Mastering Snowboarding lays out a clear path so you
too can reach your potential, feel great, and have fun."
Mike Jankowski-- Head Coach, U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing
“Mastering Snowboarding is a great tool to help
snowboarders at any level hone their skills on the mountain. I highly
Mark McMorris-- 2014 Bronze Medalist at the Olympic Games in
Sochi; 2012 and 2013 X Games Gold Medalist