New York: Powerhouse Books, 2000.
Transitions and Exits documents much of the time these young nomad snowboarders spend travelling to the Nirvana of fresh powder and perfect jumps. And the waiting in Purgatory: riders kindle their boredom with hours, even days of contemplation. It's the time when helicopters are grounded, low pressures are laying new carpets of snow, and the weather channel is only hinting at what's to come. In snowboarding there are many prodigies. They are young, come from California and Scandinavia, earn serious dough for play, and speak a unified language around boarding and the latest electronic gadgets. But after hearing the crack of a compound fracture sounding off the walls of a perfectly shaped halfpipe—the price paid for mastering a new trick—it's hard to label this life glamorous. Item #2693