Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you into a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. Snowboarding is the latest addition to this popular sports guides series and gives in-depth background to snowboarding's progression from enfant terrible of the slopes to mainstream winter sport. Contents include: How to set up a snowboard; Choosing the right equipment; Detailed explanation of the correct techniques for boardercross, halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and rails, featuring sequenced photography and diagrams; Getting the most from Snowboard Parks; Step-by-step guide to maintaining your board; Preparing for competition: nutrition and fitness. An instructional and practical guide aimed at beginners and improving snowboarders, Snowboarding gives an in-depth background to the sport, including how to set up your snowboard, advice on correct techniques and preparing for competition. Superbly illustrated with 150 colour sequenced photographs and diagrams. Dan Wakeham has worked within the snowboard industry for the past twenty years and Sophie Everard is a passionate snowboarder.