By Hannah Teter
Ever watched expert snowboarders and desired to pull a number of the similar methods they make glance so uncomplicated? if that is so, Mastering Snowboarding is the source for you.
Olympic gold medalist and X video games champion Hannah Teter groups up with professional snowboard author Tawnya Schultz to convey you the strategies and methods utilized by the professionals. They’ll take you contained in the activity and supply in-depth insurance of skiing gear, together with the best way to decide upon and customise a board to suit your type and desires. jam-packed with the good methods, professional suggestion, and secrets and techniques from the professionals, this full-color advisor is the single source you wish so that it will personal the slopes.
no matter if you're a leisure rider or a pro vet approximately to drop in to the halfpipe, Mastering Snowboarding has you lined. upload this unique source in your library and you’ll quickly manage to positioned your new talents on reveal.
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31 This page intentionally left blank. Chapter What to Expect 3 34 • Mastering Snowboarding M any people hesitate or fail to even attempt snowboarding because of the humiliation factor. Putting yourself out there and risking looking like a fool can be intimidating, but knowing what to expect can help tremendously. The road to becoming an advanced or even a competent rider is rarely a short one, and you are likely to struggle, possibly over and over again. You may feel inept and begin to think you are incapable.
16 • Mastering Snowboarding ensure your liners dry all the way so if you ride the next day you won’t be putting your foot into something that’s already wet. A system you will see in today’s higher-end boots is Recco. Taken from the military search and rescue term reconnaissance, Recco is an added feature for those who ride off-piste (out of bounds) terrain. If a rider gets buried in an avalanche, the Recco reflector helps rescuers find the person with an electronic device used by most snow patrols.
There’s no need to overdo it. No one should be pressuring you to continue if you know you are in true pain. You know your body best, so feel what is going on, and take breaks when you aren’t fully up to it. Until your body builds muscle memory, there are sure to be days in the beginning when it will be hard to get out of bed. Hit the hot tub at night or get a massage to alleviate any soreness and help loosen your muscles. On your first day, do not go straight to the chairlift. First learn how to strap on and take off your bindings, and get used to pushing yourself around on the snow at the base of the mountain, in an open space.