Below are some highly recommended books that will keep you in the right headspace until you actually get to the slopes.
- Snowboarder’s Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding– Doug Werner, 1998
This book is perfect if you’re still trying to get your first few seasons under your belt or if you just want to brush up on the basics. It’s a good all around A-to-Z that touches on everything from movement to safety. It also makes a great gift for any friends you want to convert to the way of the board.
- The Snowboard Book: A Guide for All Boarders Books– Lowell Hart, 1998
Another essential starter for any prospective borders, this book leans more toward the technical with some entertaining exploration of snowboard culture in general to boot. What makes this book a real gem is the author – a renowned instructor the world over who can really get the essence and depth of snowboarding across in an easy to read way.
- The Illustrated Guide To Snowboarding– Kevin Ryan, 1998
This book has a reputation for clear presentation that makes it a go-to for many snowboard instructors. A great encyclopedia, it covers everything that a beginner should know but has enough tips that even an expert will find it useful. As the name suggests, it’s clear illustrations convey much more than other denser books try to.
- Snowboarding Skills: The Back-To-Basics Essentials for All Levels– Cindy Kleh, 2002
Now this book is a real find. Besides tons of pictures, step-by-step instructions and a whole catalogue of moves ranging from beginner to advanced, it provides something other books don’t – answers.
As you try to absorb and learn all the moves in these books you will undoubtedly need clarification. Troubleshooting sections provide clarification and everything is laid out so you can easily find information and refer back to it.
- Snowboarding the World– Matt Barr, 2006
This last book is perfect to whet your appetite. A globe-trotting guide to 100 of the world’s best resorts goes into detail about things like where and what to eat and where to stay. There’s some valuable insights from some world-class snowboarders giving you plenty to think about as the day you’ve been waiting for gets closer and closer.
These books all have one thing in common you can probably identify with: A love of the sport. Don’t just sit there and stare at your board or watch videos online of people boarding, get your head into the game with these great books about snowboarding.
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