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Off the Chain : An Insider's History of Snowboarding
by Ross Rebagliati




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Off the Chain takes readers on a wild ride through the rise of snowboarding, from its hippie origins in the backwoods of Vermont and California to its present incarnation as a $150 billion global industry. Illustrated with 100 color photographs, Off the Chain begins with the sport s early days, when the pioneers built their own boards and snuck onto the slopes. Author Rebagliati profiles snowboarding s most notorious figures, explores the nature of snowboarding culture, and tells what touring as a young World Cup snowboarder is like. He traces the mainstreaming of the sport, the evolution of snowboard fashion, and the emergence of Shaun White as snowboarding s first megastar. He s unsparing in revealing the sport s more controversial aspects, from groupies to drugs, including his own experience having his gold medal revoked and then restored after failing a drug test. Rebagliati pulls no punches in this lively mix of personal memoir and sports history."

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Overview

Off the Chain takes readers on a wild ride through the rise of snowboarding, from its hippie origins in the backwoods of Vermont and California to its present incarnation as a $150 billion global industry. Illustrated with 100 color photographs, Off the Chain begins with the sport s early days, when the pioneers built their own boards and snuck onto the slopes. Author Rebagliati profiles snowboarding s most notorious figures, explores the nature of snowboarding culture, and tells what touring as a young World Cup snowboarder is like. He traces the mainstreaming of the sport, the evolution of snowboard fashion, and the emergence of Shaun White as snowboarding s first megastar. He s unsparing in revealing the sport s more controversial aspects, from groupies to drugs, including his own experience having his gold medal revoked and then restored after failing a drug test. Rebagliati pulls no punches in this lively mix of personal memoir and sports history."

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781553654872
  • ISBN-10: 1553654870
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 153
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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