Pretty Good for A Girl

Pretty Good for A Girl

The Autobiography of A Snowboarding Pioneer

eBook - 2003
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Have you ever just wanted to do something different and carve out your own path in life? For Tina Basich it wasn't an option -- it was a necessity. As a young misfit skater girl, it was hard finding a place where she fit in. But when she discovered a new and untapped sport called snowboarding, everything just fell into place. 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.
Publisher: New York : HarperEntertainment, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062091994
0062091999
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 225 p.) : ill. (some col.).
Additional Contributors: Gasperini, Kathleen
Contents: Introduction
Fairyland
Another option
Del campo high
First days
Snowboarder girl
Team rider
Girls on the scene
World traveler
Boarding for breast cancer
Birth of freeriding
Backside 720
Rockstar
Downtime
Alaska
Mainstream
Olympics
Girls rock
Glossary
Competition standings
Results
Ski resort info
Acknowledgments.
Summary: Have you ever just wanted to do something different and carve out your own path in life? For Tina Basich it wasn't an option -- it was a necessity. As a young misfit skater girl, it was hard finding a place where she fit in. But when she discovered a new and untapped sport called snowboarding, everything just fell into place. 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.

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