Snowboarding Essay Examples

  • Demonstration Speech

    1647 words - 7 pages

    Snowboarding can be a very expensive hobby. If you are like me, and don’t have a lot of extra cash and need to cut corners, I just might have the right tip that can save you some big bucks if you are willing to put the time and elbow grease into the upkeep of your snowboard. When it comes to the upkeep of my board, like keeping it waxed and in good condition, I prefer to work on my own board and do the repairs myself rather than take it to the ski shop and pay big bucks for someone else to do the repairs. I do my own P-Tex jobs, I wax my board and I try to keep it in as good as shape as pos

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    Snowboarding

    1439 words - 6 pages

    Snowboarding Mayhem General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the sport of snowboarding. Central Idea: Snowboarding was created in the early 1960s and after being considered a sport in 1994, has become an adventure that anyone with the right equipment can enjoy. Method of Organization: Topical Introduction I. Imagine yourself flying through the air as a cool refreshing wind blows through your hair. The feeling is like nothing els

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    Snowboarding

    1326 words - 6 pages

    This thrilling, exciting, amazing, and intriguing sport I will be endeavoring to explain, began “in 1929 with a man named M.J. Burchett. For some unknown reason, perhaps a dare from friends or the result of drinking, Mr. Burchett changed history when he cut a plank of plywood and secured it to his feet using a clothesline and horse reins.” This is the sport we know today as SNOWBOARDING! (Jacob Jelling, published 1/25/05, pg 1. paragraph two http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-24-2005-64743.asp). This paper will inform you of the sport snowboarding: how it started, who the first snowboarding te

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    Math In Snowboarding

    400 words - 2 pages

    Every element of snowboarding has a mathematical concept hidden behind it. Starting with the size of a board, to the parabola that is created when a rider goes off a jump, or the angle that the board makes during certain tricks. Snowboards come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and the length is usually measured in centimeters. Also, boards range from flexible to stiff. Sizes are based on height and weight a board should come between a person’s chin and nose. Weight plays a major factor in buying a board. The heavier a person is the stiffer the board should be. The board should be more flex

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    Environmental Analysis Paper

    7327 words - 30 pages

    STRATEGIC PLAN MBA580 Executive Summary Mogul Snowboarding, LLC, is a start-up company based in Park City, Utah. The founder, Carl Jones, has developed a new style of snowboarding competition event. After many years of trial and error solution solving, the company has determined this new way of snowboarding is a strong viable addition to the existing snowboarding community and, more importantly, an event that should be included into the international Olympic games. The company is focusing on generating enough public support to help “push” and “pull” this sport into the limelight. Throug

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    The Best Ice In St Louis

    528 words - 3 pages

    It’s a Friday night in December and you have nothing to do. The first thing that comes to my mind is Hidden Valley. Hidden Valley is the only ski resort in the St.Louis area, although it may not be Aspen or Vail it’s St.Louis’s own little Colorado. Hidden Valley has been open for 40years attracting skiers and snowboarders from all over Missouri. Located in Wildwood, Missouri ,a golf coarse in the summer and ski resort in the winter. Hidden Valley produces all of the snow from the 3 large man made lakes that pose obstacles during the summer months to the avid golfers but provide the main ingred

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    Segregation In Shredding

    1422 words - 6 pages

    Snowboarding has burst into society and become not only a sport, but a lifestyle for children, marketers, and media around the world. The sport has been around since the early seventies, but only in the past ten years has snowboarding gone from a tiny back yard sport to a medal winning Olympic event. What’s so appealing about this trendy, relatively new sport? For those who “shred”, there is something about it that defies description. It is like trying to explain why you like your favorite song. There is not always an exact reason to why you enjoy it, but it just makes you feel good. Snowboar

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    Snowboarding

    4884 words - 20 pages

    Technology And Snowboard Competition - Insight From Elite-Level Judges Proceedings of 7th ISEA CONFERENCE 2008 Biarritz, June 2-6, 2008 TECHNOLOGY AND HALF-PIPE SNOWBOARD COMPETITION – INSIGHT FROM ELITE-LEVEL JUDGES Jason W. Harding1, 3, 4, Kristine Toohey5, David T. Martin1, Allan G. Hahn2, Daniel A. James4, 6 (1) : Department of Physiology, Australian (2) : Applied Research Centre, Australian Institute of Sport, AUSTRALIA Institute of Sport, AUSTRALIA PO BOX 176 Belconnen ACT 2616 PO BOX 176 Belconnen ACT 2616 Phone +61 2 6214 1126 Fax +61 2 6214 1904 Phone +61 2 6214 1577 Fax +61 2

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    Snowboarding

    1289 words - 6 pages

    ARDING OWBO SN JURIES IN SNOWBO WBOARDING YOU? IS SNOWBOARDING SAFE FOR YOU? ! ! ! ! Are you a beginner? Are you male? Are you 20 years old or younger? Do you like living on the edge? A grade 12 Freestyle aerialist suffered repeated concussions due to falls. Four weeks after his fifth concussion he continued to suffer from mental and memory problems. Two males in their early 20’s were found laying unconscious on the snow 20 yards apart. One had a cut on his ear, the other a bruised forehead. Neither remembers the collision. Neither was wearing a helmet. A 16 year old female racer began e

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    Snowboarding

    489 words - 2 pages

    Snowboarding was first discovered by some surfers who wanting to ride a similar board to surfing just on the snow. The first board called a snurfer was invented by Sherman Poppen in 1965. The Snurfer was created by bounding two skis together and putting a rope at the nose, so the rider could hold it and keep it more stable. Jake Burton was next to try and make a snowboard. In 1969 Dimitrije Milovich started making snowboards, he was the first to actually create a snowboard. In 1972 Milovach started his new company called Winterstick, he produced many snowboards and got articles in Newsweek, pl

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    Snowboards

    562 words - 3 pages

    Snowboards are made and purchased every day. There are certain things that matter when purchasing a snowboard, other than the graphics people want to purchase snowboards that match their riding style and experience level. To make the snowboarding experience the best snowboards should be evaluated by the riding style, budget, and experience level. People should try to find a snowboard that fits their riding style. The boards are categorized into different groups by what terrain they are designed to be used on. All mountain boards are designed for exploring any terrain, from groomed runs to unt

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    Snowboarding Can Be An Energizing

    400 words - 2 pages

    Snowboarding can be an energizing, invigorating experience and I think that everyone who likes skateboarding should give it a try. Snowboarding is very similar to skateboarding, the only differences are that you have to be strapped to the board and you need snow. The only type of equipment you need to snowboard is a snowboard and warm clothes. Snowboarding can be done at any ski resort and is growing in popularity.      On my nineteenth birthday I decided that I wanted to go to Peak-in-Peak ski resort. I called TJ, Scott, and Justin to invite them on this trip; they all accepted my invention

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    The Physics Of Snowboarding

    4580 words - 19 pages

    The Physics Of Snowboarding An understanding of the physics of snowboarding is useful to snowboarders of all skill levels because it allows them to identify those key physics principles enabling them to properly execute certain moves, which is useful from a performance point of view. A snowboarder typically gains speed by converting gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy of motion. So the more a snowboarder descends down a hill, the faster he goes. The two pictures above show a snowboarder going down a mountain. However, since the side of the mountain is very steep, the snowb

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    Snowboard Vs Ski

    269 words - 2 pages

    1 Since 1965 when the first snowboard was invented there has been a conflict between snowboarders, and skiers. Skiers say that snowboards tear up the snow, and snowboarders say skis tear up the snow. Then snowboarders came up with the idea that they could blame skiers for making them wreck. Skiers took this offensively and then would just cut in front of snowboarders and slow down so the snowboarder would have to hurry and stop before he hit the skier. Snowboarders the came up with the idea that it would be the skiers fault if the snowboarder hit him/her when they slow down in front of t

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    This I Beleive

    418 words - 2 pages

    Practice = Perfection Snowboarding takes a combination of time and coordination to master. When I was 5 years old I persuaded my parents that it was time to get rid of my skis and take on the task of riding a snowboard. My parents were hesitant however to my surprise my parents told Santa to get me a snowboard that next Christmas. I was a mixture of excited and nervous because this was something I had no idea how to do plus snowboarding lessons were full for the rest of the weekend. It was up to me and my sister to help each other ride for the next two days. At first it seemed almost i

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    Draft

    2136 words - 9 pages

    There is nothing more beautiful than being a part of a community. A community is a group of people with a common interest or goal who interact with each other and unite together to make what they stand for special (Students, English 104, 2011). A community can be a school, a city, a team, or simply a hobby that is shared and enjoyed together. There is a community for almost anything and no matter how big or small it is, it means a great deal to the people that are a part of it. I would consider myself a part of numerous communities but one that I especially value would be the community of snow

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    Learning How To Snowboard

    769 words - 4 pages

    Learning How to Snowboard I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Picture this, crisp mountain air hitting your face, being able to see your breath as you breathe in and out. Feeling refreshed, regenerated, renewed and revived. Sitting at the top of the world on soft white powder. Admiring the beauty of the magnificent mountain peaks. Anticipation now building inside, adrenaline pumping, preparing for what is soon to come. As your heart rate increases you smile at the excitement soon to come. Rising to your feet, standing on your board, carving into the side of the mountain, a refreshing breeze

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    Love And Primo

    1130 words - 5 pages

    Memorandum Introduction: Burton Snowboard is a leader in developing, manufacturing, and promoting snowboards and snowboard accessories. Burton is the most well-known snowboard manufacturer in the world. In 2008 Burton released two types of snowboards known as the Love and Primo boards. The Love boards featured four different Playboy photos on the top of the board. The bottom of the board had the word “Love” written on it along with some other borderline pornographic material. The second line of boards, were the Primo boards. The Primo boards did not feature pornographic material, they feat

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    Marketing Plan Burton Re Positioning

    5206 words - 21 pages

    Marketing Plan Burton Ski & Snowboard Table of Contents Introduction 2 Executive Summary 2 Company Description 3 Strategic Focus and Plan 4 Burton Mission Statement: 4 Burton Company Goals 4 Sustainable Competitive Advantage: 4 Situation Analysis 5 Strengths 5 Weaknesses 6 Opportunities 6 Threats 7 Marketing Strategy 8 Target Markets 8 Geography 8 Demographics 9 Psychographics 9 Repositioning Strategy 10 Product Strategy 10 Place Strategy 11 Promotion Strategy 12 Price Strategy 14 Implementation Plan 15 Stage One – Promoting and Introdu

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