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Pretty Good for a Girl: The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer

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When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many other sports and become dominated by male-driven competition.

But not with Tina on the scene . . .

Comments like "You're pretty good . . . for a girl" only pushed her harder to be the best and to prove she was more than just a token player on the slopes. Representing for women everywhere, she became a snowboarding all-star, started her own signature board and clothing lines for women, founded Boarding for Breast Cancer, and followed her heart, which led her on the adventure of a lifetime.

This is her story.

Synopsis:

Told she would never be as good as the men that she competed with, Basich has gone on to become a pioneer in the Olympic sport of snowboarding. She now offers a unique female perspective on life in an exciting group that began with a small group of misfits and ex-skateboarders. 50 photos.

About the Author

Tina Basich is an artist, musician, and professional snowboarder who was born and raised in Sacramento, California. When she's not following snowstorms and riding mountains around the world, she's hosting her own girls' action-sports TV show or organizing fund-raisers for her nonprofit foundation, Boarding for Breast Cancer. She lives in Northern California.

Kathleen Gasperini is a writer and an activist. She founded W.i.G. magazine and cofounded Boarding for Breast Cancer and Label Networks. Her writing has appeared in numerous action-sports and alternative publications during the past thirteen years, and she is a frequent speaker about youth culture. She lives in Venice, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060532208
Subtitle:
The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer
With:
Gasperini, Kathleen
With:
Gasperini, Kathleen
Author:
Basich, Tina
Author:
Gasperini, Kathleen
Publisher:
It Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Winter Sports
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Basich, Tina
Subject:
Snowboarders
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Snowboarders - United States
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
2300-13
Publication Date:
20030930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.99x6.02x.66 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Told she would never be as good as the men that she competed with, Basich has gone on to become a pioneer in the Olympic sport of snowboarding. She now offers a unique female perspective on life in an exciting group that began with a small group of misfits and ex-skateboarders. 50 photos.

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