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Fun with snow The triangle box was getting closer and closer to me as I went down the mountain with great speed. It was my first time doing the triangle box (a triangle box is a feature that’s part of the terrain park) and to be honest, I was a little scared. My new board was very fast and it was so easy to control but it’s always scary to try something for the first time. As I went closer to the triangle box, I bent my knees a little to give me more stability. My board was aligned perfectly with the flat part of the triangle box and I was ready to go on it. As I hit the box, my speed increased because of the slippery box. The box was waxed very well
down the mountain. The sport has
and make him or her perform
come a long way since it was first
introduced. The book, “Science behind sports - Snowboarding” by
bindings are more advanced too.
Heather E. Schwartz states,
Bindings are used for controlling the
“snowboarding was once
board and maintaining your boots
considered a sport for daredevils,
strapped to the board. Some types
rebels, and risk takers.” This is still
of bindings don't have any straps;
true sometimes because
this kind of bindings is called step-in
snowboarders take risks and do
bindings because they are like
things to make them look better, but putting a ski boot into a ski. Not the sport itself is a very fun one.
many people have this step in
Early on the sport was just coming
bindings because some people
to this world, so many people didn't
think that they are not as good as
like the sport. Nowadays, it is more
the normal strap-in bindings. Some
popular and the design of the board equipment that snowboarders use has improved a lot.
The design of a
better for jumps, ramps, rails,
tricks and also better for controlling
Snowboarding as a sport
slopes. This improvements of the
the board, while going down the Although not as old as
skiing, snowboarding has been around for many years. The idea of snowboarding and its design started around 1929. Burton was one of the companies that really took the idea and turned into what it is today. Snowboarding is a sport that uses a flat board that you clip onto your feet and then slide down the mountain in a zigzag pattern. Gravity helps a lot in this sport because without it, you couldn't go
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and the board just flew on it. I made snowboard has more materials that goes into the board to make it a perfect landing and continued down the mountain. That was a
The boots and the
board also makes it easier to use. • Depending on what the snowboarder wants to do, there are different kinds of boards that can be better for specific things. Some of the boards stiffer and others are more flexible. For jumps and doing tricks in the air, professional snowboarders use snowboards that are more flexible than others. This flexibility on the board makes it better for the snowboarder to land the jumps
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Snowboarding styles The best part of snowboarding is doing whatever you want to do and having fun while inventing your own tricks, but this is only one of the styles you can do on snowboarding. This style of snowboarding is called freestyle. Freestyle is when people do jumps, rails, and make their own tricks. Other snowboard styles are racing down the mountain, half-pipes, super pipes, mountain snowboarding, and snowboard cross. When people race down the mountain, they go very fast and don’t carve as much.
(carving is when you put all your
Although not with terrains parks or
snowboarders are doing trick in the
weight on one edge of the board.
super-pipes, the people that do
air and when they fall, it can
You carve when you want to stop or snowboarding on powder are
sometimes be really bad. As the
to turn.) All of this styles have their
usually really good at the sport
snowboard goes faster down the
own unique skills that you have to
because it takes a special skills to
mountain, the board gets harder to
master but they all have one thing
ride on powder snow. Another thing
control and this can cause many
in common. All of this styles
snowboarders do to keep up their
accidents if the snowboarder loses
requires leg strength and balance.
skills in the summer is
control. Braking your ankles and/or
Balance is very important for this
skateboarding. Skateboarding is so
hands are the usual injuries that
sport because you need to be able
much like snowboarding and many
can happen when learning to
to stay on an edge of the board the
snowboarders do this sport to keep
snowboard and don't have much
whole time you ride down the
their skills throughout the summer.
control over it.
mountain. Many inexperienced
in the book “Science behind sports
snowboarders don’t know that they
- Snowboarding” by Heather E.
snowboard a great sport and and
need to stay on an edge so they
Schwartz, it reads, “ Adam Moral,
once you get good at it, it is so
ride the board flat and that makes
global team manager for Burton
much fun. The sport has style and
them fall and trip all the time.
snowboarders, has also
thats what most people like about
Depending on where you want to
commented that top snowboarders
it. Working hard to become a good
turn, the edge is the part that cuts
cannot afford to take the summer
snowboarder can be challenging
into the ice and makes you control
off when they are training.” This
but if you have fun doing it, the
the board, you can take the board
makes sense because
sport will just come naturally to you.
to whatever direction you want to
snowboarders need that time to
go after you can carve and
become better and if they enjoy the
maintain balance while Sliding
sport then they might do
down the mountain.
skateboarding as a second sport to
All this facts make
keep their skills at the best. Training to become better Unless you have snow all year-round, training to become a better snowboarder is hard. Because there isn't snow in the
injuries Snowboarding is a really fun sport but like other sports, it has consequences that may come
Flips like these are often being performed by good snowboarders.
summers, you can't really train. The out of it. Serious injuries can weather for snowboarding needs
happen while doing this sport.
to be snowy and just right. Many
Many professional snowboarders
people that want to become really
have very bad accidents
good at the sport go to places that
sometimes that they couldn't ever
they can do snowboarding in the
compete again and some injuries
summer. High mountains have lots
are so serious that they can't even
of snow on the top and thats where
move afterwards. This accidents
some of the snowboarders go.
and injuries usually happen when
Rails and boxes are the most common thing to practice while learning the sport.
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Part of Speech (noun, verb, adj)
Sentence from book/article
Relevance or importance to topic/time period.
Use the word in a new sentence. (your own!)
Alpine pg # 15
of or relating to high mountains
snowboardcross and alpine snowboarding are races that pits riders against one another.
almost everyone that does snowboard for fun does alpine snowboarding.
alpine snowboarding is where you can perform tricks and do jumps.
bindings pg. # 10
a mechanical device fixed to hold the boot on a snowboard or on skis.
In the end, he developed a new kind of snowboard with bindings to secure the rider’s feet to the board.
the bindings on a snowboard are very important. they help the snowboarders to stay on the board and maintain control.
in order to ride up the mountain on the chair lift, i had to take
board pg. #6
a long thin piece of wood used to make floors or other building materials
Using the edge of the board, they slice through snow and ice, a protosses called carving in snowboarding.
the word “board” is really important because the board is the main part of snowboarding.
The floor boards looked like they have been polished after the owner washed the floor.
boots pg. #9
a sturdy footwear that covers your feet, ankles, and
The energy transfer from the rider’s boots to the board was not as direct, because the rider needed
special boots are My winter boots were required to stay on too small so decided the board. this to buy a new pair boots are usually
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burton pg #9
sometimes the parts of u leg below the knee.
some energy to stay on the hard to walk with board. and are mnt only for snowboarding.
a company that started to develope snowboards
Burton liked the snurfer, but Burton is the he thought that he could company that improve the design. started to develope the boards for people to enjoy the sport.
i believe that Burton has one of the best snowboards to buy from.
edge pg # 33
the outside limit They are stiffer than basic of an object, freestyle boards, however, area, or surface. so they are better for carving into hard snow and holding an edge on a steep slope despite the force of gravity pushing downward.
the edge of a snowboard helps to do turns and come to a stop when u need to.
the surroundings or conditions on which a person,animal, or plant lives.
when in the winter, Maine snowboarding, you has a very cold need to know what environment. you feel comfortable doing.
Faster Pg# 46
move or capable The faster they travel, the of moving at more difficult it is to stay in high speed control or charge directions to avoid obstacles such as trees or other riders.
it is important to learn to adapt to your particular environment -it’s all about mastering the mountain.
the board goes very fast down the mountain and if you can’t control it then it might be a problem
the edge of my snowboard was very helpful when i needed to stop very quickly.
The faster i ran, the more tired i got by the minute.
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the force that attracts any physical thing having mass toward the center of the earth.
In snowboarding, gravity’s pull is strongest at the fall line, the steepest and more direct route down the slope.
gravity is the force that helps snowboarders go down the mountain. without it, snowboard would be impossible.
Earth has more gravity pull than the moon.
close fitting eye glasses with side shields
he went on to found Burton snowboards, which manufactures snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear, goggles, and other equipment.
goggles are important to protect your eyes from the sun or snow when snowboarding.
my goggles were nice to have when the snow was blowing against my face.
jumps Pg # 16
push oneself off s surface and into the air by using the muscles on one’s legs or feet.
To perform the trick, snowboarders need to gain momentum, jump into the object, and maintain balance while their speed changes.
once a snowboarder has balance and feels comfortable on their snowboard, they start trying to do jumps and tricks.
jumping with a snowboard is not that hard. the hardest part is landing the jump.
mountain pg# 12
a large natural elevation of the Earth’s surface rising abruptly from surrounding
Burton’s new design worked, but it was difficult for everyone to test it out on a big mountain.
without a mountain the mountain was so there couldn't be big it was hard to see any snowboarding the top of it. because snowboarders use the mountain to
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slide down it.
racing pg # 15
when they are racing, snowboarders put Isaac Newton’s first law of motion into action.
racing is mostly Racing down the hills done in the with your friends is Olympics but it fun. could be done with your friends just to have fun.
rail pg #16
a bar or series of bars, typically fixed on upright support, serving as part of a fence or barrier or used to hang things from.
At the end of the rail, the rider must hope off the rail, land, and keep moving, without falling or crashing.
rails are for the rail looked hard but snowboarders that after a while of doing it, have control of it got easier. their boards and can land their jumps.
Ramps pg # 15
a slope or inclined plane for joining two different levels, at the entrance or between floors of a building.
In alpine snowboarding, the the rider contend with jumps and ramps along the course.
ramps are similar the ramps were too to rails and boxes difficult for any of my but a snowboarder friends to go on them. needs to be good at controlling their board to do them.
sliding pg. #6
moving along a smooth surface while maintaining constant contact
This sport is performed by standing on a flat board and sliding down a mountain slope.
when you are on a snowboard, you are basically sliding all the time. this word is the
At the park, the kids are sliding on the slides and having fun on the swings.
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slippery pg #14
difficult to hold firmly or stand on because it’s smooth, wet, or slimy.
a surface on which one side of it is higher than the other.
snow pg. #9
water vapor that gets frozen into small crystals and falls to the ground creating a white layer on top of the ground.
place on or
best definition of how the snowboard goes down the mountain. It is slippery and it helps the board glide better and overcomes friction, a force that could slow the board down.
it is good for the bottom of the board to be slippery because if it is not, the harder it is to make the board go down the mountain.
the box at the terrain park were very slippery and the board just flew on top of it.
slopes are important for snowboarding because you need them in order to slide down.
the slopes where very steep and the snowboarders was going down very fast.
The lack of metal edge meant that maintaining control on snow and ice was difficult.
without snow, snowboarding couldn't be possible. The more snow there is, the better it is for the snowboarder.
The snow felt so cold to the touch, but it was still fun to play in it.
Superpipe is similar to a
the superpipe looked
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above something else so that they conside.
half-pipe, but on a large scale.
where olympic fun but it was bigger snowboarders than the half-pipe. perform their tricks
terrain pg# 18
a stretch of flat land
Snowboarding is a sport that puts riders on a flat terrain, gentle slopes, and steep pitches.
the terrain park is where all the jumps, boxes, and rails are.
the terrain park had so many jumps it was almost overwhelming.
tricks pg# 14
a cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.
in a half-pipe event, individual snowboarders perform tricks on snow that has been carved into a curved shape.
every snowboarder want to do tricks when they get better at controlling their boards.
the tricks that professional snowboarders do are unbelievable
Wax pg # 33
a sticky, yellowish moldable substance secreted by honeybees as the material of honeycomb.
Wax techniques are professionals that tune the snowboards, which means maintaining a good sliding surface for snow conditions by applying wax to the base.
after a couple of years, the snowboard is not very slippery anymore. it is then that you should apply wax to make it more slippery and perform better.
I have never tried waxing my board but i heard that it is very slippery after waxing it.
weather pg# 18
a state of the terrain conditions can vary atmosphere at a from day to day, hour to place and time hour, and even in minutes due to the changes in the
if the weather is the rainy weather was not nice, melting the snow very snowboarders can fast. still do the sport
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a line or course having abrupt left and right turns.
but it wouldn’t be as much fun.
By going back and forth in a zigzag pattern, snowboarders can very gradually travel down a mountain.
This zigzag lines are made by the snowboard when snowboarders turn and/or stop.
i driveled the soccer ball in a zigzag pattern through other players feet.
Bibliography • Schwartz, Heather E. Snowboarding. Detroit: Lucent, 2011. Print. •Riley, Gail Blasser. Snowboarding. Logan, IA: Perfection Learning Corporation, 2005. Print.