A Boomer's Guide to Snowboarding (Paperback)
This guide is for Boomers, or anyone approaching or in the ever widening span of middle age, to be able to learn and enjoy snowboarding. This book is written by a Boomer, for Boomers, meaning that the author knows about things important to those of this age group. The book includes various concerns and safety issues about the sport that usually take years to learn, if one were to stick with it long enough. Snowboarding, even in middle age, is a blast, so much fun, that when someone finally gets it "dialed in" they wish they had started it sooner. The book also describes various places to go, advantages and disadvantages of certain regions of the country and some weather concerns usually not thought of until we are already there, and it is too late to do anything about it. If life is downhill after forty, as it's often said, then we should enjoy the ride . . . on a snowboard. Snowboarding for Boomers is definitely do-able. People in their seventies and eighties still enjoy skiing. Why should not the coming Boomer generation enjoy the sport of snowboarding? It is extreme, exhilarating and an excellent motivation for staying in shape.
The author, Dr. Paul Kacsur, has been snowboarding for over 20 years. Beginning at age 39 and as a Boomer himself, he knows both the drawbacks and benefits of doing an extreme sport as snowboarding in middle age. As a former professor in communication and history courses, the book is written in an easy to read format covering critical areas of concern for mature people to thoughtfully engage in snowboarding.