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The Highback Hoax: A Snowboard Conspiracy Theory

Nitka Marga

In "The Highback Hoax: A Snowboard Conspiracy," author Nitka Marga takes readers on an enthralling journey through the world of snowboarding, challenging long-held beliefs and exploring the evolving landscape of snowboard equipment, particularly focusing on the necessity and relevance of highback bindings. This groundbreaking narrative weaves together personal experiences, historical insights, and innovative ideas, offering a fresh perspective on the sport's evolution and the snowboarding community's resistance to change.

Beginning with the early days of makeshift equipment and the pioneering spirit of the 1960s and 70s, Marga traces the development of snowboarding gear, highlighting key innovations and the characters who shaped the sport. The book delves into the author's personal snowboarding experiences, including a significant leg injury on Mount Hood, which becomes a pivotal point for questioning conventional gear design.

The narrative is a blend of introspective musings, technical analysis, and heartfelt storytelling. Marga discusses the transformation in bindings and boots, pondering the functionality of highbacks and proposing alternatives that could revolutionize snowboarding. The book addresses various aspects of snowboarding culture, from the excitement of learning and teaching the sport to the intricate dance between gear and rider.

With a critical yet passionate tone, "The Highback Hoax" invites readers to reconsider what they know about snowboarding equipment. Marga's writing is a blend of humor, expertise, and genuine love for snowboarding. The book is not just an exploration of gear but a tribute to the snowboarding community. It's a call for innovation and open-mindedness, encouraging riders to embrace the future of snowboarding with or without highbacks.

Whether you're a seasoned snowboarder or new to the slopes, "The Highback Hoax" offers a captivating and thought-provoking read, a testament to the unceasing evolution of this thrilling sport.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Soulbound Books LLC
  • Publish Date: Jan 21st, 2024
  • Pages: 110
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.23in - 0.35lb
  • EAN: 9798989126552
  • Categories: Winter Sports - Snowboarding
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