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Extreme Downhill Ski Racing

Extreme Downhill Ski Racing

  • Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
  • Publisher: Cherry Lake
  • ISBN: 1634711912
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Extreme Downhill Ski Racing presents the thrills and spills of this intriguing extreme sport. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

  • Author: Nathaniel Vinton
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393244784
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
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“Great sports writing. . . . [Vinton] is taking us inside a world few ever visit.”—James Hill, Washington Post Harnessing nature’s most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport’s legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world’s most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport’s inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing’s most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing’s deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing—its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world’s most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing’s past, present, and future.

Downhill Ski-racing

Downhill Ski-racing

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ski racing
  • Page: 125
  • View: 443
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Downhill Skiing for Fun!

Downhill Skiing for Fun!

  • Author: Jessica Deutsch
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 0756540283
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Downhill Skiing for Fun! is a Capstone Press publication.

Alpine Skiing Injuries

Alpine Skiing Injuries

Prevention and Management

  • Author: Herbert Schoenhuber,Andrea Panzeri,Simone Porcelli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319613553
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 131
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This book provides detailed information on the different forms of injury that are associated with training for and participation in Alpine skiing, covering risk factors and epidemiology, incidence, injury patterns, and, above all, preventive strategies and current management approaches. Conditions addressed in individual chapters include concussion, traumatic dislocations due to high-energy trauma or inappropriate movements, overuse injuries resulting from dry-land training or skiing on snow, the fractures typically associated with present-day Alpine skiing accidents, and musculoskeletal disorders. The importance of a sound understanding of biomechanics and physiological systems for the design of suitable training protocols and trauma prevention is clearly explained, and in-depth information and guidance are provided on training and testing for elite skiers and return to sporting activity following injury. Among the other topics addressed in individual chapters are the relationship of changes in skiing equipment over recent decades to particular types of injury and the potential consequences of exposure to hypobaric hypoxia and other stressors at high altitude. The book will be of great value to all medical professionals who work with or care for Alpine skiers, as well as for trainers and the skiers themselves.

Powder Pioneers

Powder Pioneers

Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains

  • Author: Chic Scott
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781894765640
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Chic Scott covers all aspects of the sport, ranging from the ski jumpers at Rossland in the 1890s to the birth of ski lodges and ski resorts to the heliskiers, loppet racers and snowboarders of today.

Billy Kidd's Ski racing book

Billy Kidd's Ski racing book

  • Author: Billy Kidd,Bill Grout
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • ISBN: 9780809254125
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 262
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Ski Faster

Ski Faster

Lisa Feinberg Densmore's Guide to High Performance Skiing and Racing

  • Author: Lisa Feinberg Densmore
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071343817
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2204
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Ski Faster Learn to ski as expert racers do, even if you never plan to enter a starting gate. You don't need nerves of steel and a passion for flying down slopes at 85 mph to benefit from the competitive-level advice and insider anecdotes in this book. In fact, even if moving at 15 mph on the intermediate slope makes you nervous, Ski Faster is for you . . . if you want to ski better . . . have more fun on the slopes . . . and learn how to carve those new shaped skis like a pro. "The best skiers are ski racers," writes Densmore, pointing out the technical impact of champions such as Jean Claude Killy, Stein Ericksen, and Ingemar Stenmark. In this book, Densmore shows all skiers how to apply champion racing techniques not only to gain speed but to improve skill. Ski Faster shows you how to Prepare for and enjoy any kind of alpine race, no matter what your present skill level Tell a slalom course from a Giant slalom or Super G Get more fun out of skiing by mastering better technique Ski professionally with improved form and better-carved turns Understand how the new shaped skis improve your carving and racing potential With pro-level guidance on training and conditioning . . . on-snow and dry-land drills . . . waxing tricks . . . faster starts . . . course tactics . . . mental preparation, including conquering fear of speed . . . tips from top racers . . . and over a hundred illustrations that make it all easier to understand, Ski Faster is the finest race-preparation manual available. "A must-have in any Alpine master's ski library." --Bill Skinner, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Masters Coordinator and Park City Resort Masters Coach "The most complete ski racing book written! It's an encyclopedia that reads like a personal diary of a ski racer. Whatever your interest or ability, this book will help you ski better and Ski Faster!" --Dave Merriam, Director of the Stowe Ski and Snowboard School and Head Coach of the PSIA Demonstration Team "Lisa Feinberg Densmore has compiled a comprehensive digest of pertinent concepts, details, and personal accounts to form an improvement road map for recreational skiers, beginning-to-seasoned racers, instructors, coaches, parents, and fans. I'll recommend this book to many people." --David Ojala, Program Director, Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team

A pictorial history of downhill skiing

A pictorial history of downhill skiing

  • Author: Stan Cohen
  • Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub Co
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
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FutureShop

FutureShop

How to Trade Up to a Luxury Lifestyle Today

  • Author: Daniel Nissanoff
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101201746
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1889
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Picabo Street

Picabo Street

Downhill Dynamo

  • Author: Joel Dippold
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780822598398
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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A biography of the spirited young woman who won a silver medal for downhill ski racing at the 1994 Winter Olympics and then won the World Cup titles in 1995 and 1996, before winning a gold medal at the 1998 Olympics.

Traders at Work

Traders at Work

How the World's Most Successful Traders Make Their Living in the Markets

  • Author: Tim Bourquin,Nicholas Mango
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430244437
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 350
  • View: 2718
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Shortly after most novice traders discover how trading works and begin to realize that they have the potential to make unlimited amounts of money in the financial markets, they start dreaming the near-impossible dream. They fantasize about buying that condo in Boca Raton for their parents or surprising their son with a brand-new car on his 16th birthday. They even begin to imagine themselves opening their own trading firm or milling about the pit of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, lobbying against other professional traders for the perfect entry into a once-in-a-lifetime trade. But then ... they watch the markets lurch in wildly unpredictable ways, lose their shirts in a few live trades, and then freeze in their tracks, wondering if they will ever be able to consistently trade in a manner that can even loosely be defined as “profitable.” To be sure, becoming a full-time, professional trader, working at a proprietary trading firm, or managing the trading activity of a hedge fund may sound like the perfect career, but it’s all too easy for beginner traders to overestimate their trading abilities, underestimate the movements of the markets, and find themselves in a financial hole of epic proportions after a few bad trades. So what does it really take to make a living in the markets? Tim Bourquin, co-founder of Traders Expo and the Forex Trading Expo and founder of TraderInterviews.com, sets out to answer that exact question in Traders at Work, a unique collection of over 20 interviews with some of the world’s most successful professional traders, from at-home hobbyists who have opened their own firms to those working at hedge funds, on proprietary trading desks, and in exchange pits. What mistakes did John Murphy make early on his career? What does John Bollinger wish he had known about trading? What trading strategies work best for Larry Williams? How does John Carter remain cool, calm, and collected when the markets are sending mixed signals? And how did Mike Bellafiore make the transition from part-time to full-time trader? Bourquin asks all of these questions and more in Traders at Work and in doing so reveals insider insights on what it takes to be a successful trader from those who are living that dream. Fascinating, compelling, and filled with never-before-told stories from the frontlines of the trading arena, Traders at Work is required reading for anyone who has ever asked themselves if they have what it takes to trade for a living. What you’ll learn How some of the world’s best traders became consistently profitable in the markets, quit their day jobs, and made the career transition to full-time trading How to manage the roller coaster of your emotions and make smarter trading decisions in up, down, and sideways markets Daily techniques for minimizing your trading risks while maximizing your profit potential Insider stories from some of the most well-recognized prop desks and hedge funds in the financial industry The most common mistakes leading traders made early on in their careers and how to avoid making them yourself Who this book is for Traders at Work is a book for active beginner to advanced retail traders, those thinking about trying their hand at trading, and those with retirement accounts or mutual funds who want to take a more active role in the management of their finances. It will also appeal to readers with a more general and passive interest in the financial markets who want to know how the markets work, how ordinary people can profit from them, and why the trading profession is so enticing to so many people. It is targeted to readers who buy how-to investing and trading books but who are also interested in the lifestyles and unique market experiences of those who trade for a living. Readers of Trading for a Living, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, The Way of the Turtle, and Market Wizards will be especially interested in the interviews contained in Traders at Work.

Trailblazing Sports Heroes

Trailblazing Sports Heroes

Exceptional Personalities and Outstanding Achievements in Canadian Sport

  • Author: Joan Dixon
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781551539768
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 133
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The stories of Canadian athletes and how they changed the sports of basketball, hockey, track and field, rowing, and skiing.

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40

A Participant’s Guide to 27 Sports

  • Author: Thomas A. Jones
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786453664
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 228
  • View: 2267
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A healthy lifestyle is a popular way to deal with aging, but the serious fun and games don’t have to end once middle age sets in. This guidebook is aimed at men and women over 40 (or 50, or 60, or 70) who seek the challenge of athletic competition. The book focuses on those sports requiring significant physical exertion and includes team sports such as soccer, softball and basketball and individual sports such as skiing, tennis and swimming. Chapters on each sport identify the national sponsoring organization and regional affiliates, describe the types of competition available, and give a breakdown of the competitors by age and gender. A “How to Get Started” section describes basic skills needed for each sport, equipment required to compete, opportunities for coaching, and suggested books and videos for beginners. The book also features a list of the 2007 or 2008 national champions in each sport.

Sport Tourism

Sport Tourism

Interrelationships, Impacts and Issues

  • Author: Dr. Brent W. Ritchie,Dr. Daryl Adair
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • ISBN: 1845413377
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 275
  • View: 9679
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This book examines the economic, social and environmental impacts and issues associated with the development of sport tourism globally, including the lack of research and coordination between industry and government. The book suggests the need for a more balanced analysis of the impacts and issues associated with future sport tourism development.

All about Switzerland

All about Switzerland

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Switzerland
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7540
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The Complete Ski-runner

The Complete Ski-runner

  • Author: Arnold Lunn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Skis and skiing
  • Page: 213
  • View: 1722
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The London Mercury

The London Mercury

  • Author: J.C. Squire,Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 9832
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Ski racing

Ski racing

advice by the experts

  • Author: Curtis W. Casewit
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 186
  • View: 8315
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Italian Affairs

Italian Affairs

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Italy
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7477
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