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Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.
She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.
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On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.
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Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. On December 2, 2005, a feature film was released called "First Descent", which documented the history of the sport as well as its modern day stars. 84 March 2002. Production companies work all year developing these videos. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Each season, many different snowboard films are released, usually in September. 78 March 2001. Snowboard videos have become a huge part of the sport.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. It is almost certain that one of the origins of animosity is the average age disparity between skiiers and snowboarders. 75 September 2000. Mitigating factors may include different blind spot locations for skiiers and boarders, different riding styles and different philosphies on what snow riding is about. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. There has been much debate as to the origins of the clash. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). The culture clash has shown significant signs of diminishing as more and more snow sport enthusiasts are choosing to snowboard and more parks/resorts are allowing it.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. There is a known culture clash between skiers and snowboarders. 72 March 2000. General safety tips for winter sports, alpine conditions and skiing should also be respected. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. They can be useful for the many times that a snowboard rider may wish to rest on the knees, such as after coming to a stop. 70 November 1999. For example, knee pads used for volleyball can be useful for snowboarding.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Padding can be specialized for snowboarding, or it can cross sports. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). Padding can be useful on other body parts like hips, knees, spine and shoulders. 69 September 1999. Useful safety gear includes wrist guards, padded or protected snowboard pants and a helmet. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The body parts most affected by injuries are the wrists, the tailbone and the head.
67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). Wearing safety gear is highly recommended. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. As students progress in ability they can seek out specialized instruction in areas such as terrain park skills (jumps, rails, and pipes), mogul technique, off-piste riding, powder riding, and racing. 66 March 1999. More advanced techniques that are taught in later lessons are linking turns, edge control, weight distribution, edge pressure, and eventually carving. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Other important beginner skills to learn are the falling leaf technique, side-slipping, and lift procedures.
64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). Then students learn how to turn and stop with both feet in. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The first lesson often begins with basic safety policies, stretching, and learning to fall, then progresses to snowboarding with one foot on the board (particularly skating and J-turns). Playboy's Body Language October 1998. Typically, beginner snowboard lessons focus on very basic, common snowboarding skills. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). The rapport developed between an instructor and a student who returns for multiple lessons is the real benefit derived from private lessons; one is taught better by a teacher who knows them, and a student is more likely to heed the advice of someone they trust.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Private lessons are often far more expensive than group, as it is the snowboarding analogue of being privately tutored. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. Private lessons can be taught one-on-one or between a small group. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). Group lessons are often cheaper, but often have a high student-teacher ratio, resulting in less individual attention. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Snowboard lessons, as with ski lessons, can either be group or private lessons.
Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. Professional instruction is a good way to learn proper technique, safety policies, mountain etiquette and resort rules. Snowboard instruction is available at almost every ski resort from certified snowboard instructors. For a more detailed description, see Board construction. The various components of a snowboard are:.
Courses in avalanche safety are also available. Avalanche equipment can be purchased or rented at outdoor equipment stores. Backcountry riders are advised to take extreme caution in all conditions, to carry avalanche equipment including a probe, beacon, and shovel, and never to ride alone in the backcountry. Snow can be extremely unstable, often leading to avalanches.
Safety is key when hiking and riding in the backcountry, especially after a fresh 'dump' of powder. Often snowboarders use snowmobiles to make jumps into the powder. If the hill is too steep a snowmobile may not make it up the hill. Snowboarders also use snowmobiles to ride in the backcountry.
Those that don't make use of the split-board will usually strap their board to their back and hike with snowshoes. At the top of the run, the halves are recombined, and the bindings rotated back into their sideways positions. When apart, the two halves can be used like cross-country skis to shuffle up the hill. The split-board is exactly that, a snowboard cut right down the middle.
Some of those more cash-endowed riders can even hire snowcats or helicopters to take them where they want to go; this is known as catboarding or heliboarding respectively. Donning snowshoes or a split-board with skins, the backcountry snowboarder cuts a new path up the side of the mountain in search of the very best vistas and untouched snow. Today, backcountry snowboarding is often for those who have enough cash to afford trips to Alaska or the mountain ranges of the West, to ride outside resorts. In fact, before snowboarding was allowed at resorts, this was the only form of snowboarding; Jake Burton, one of the original pioneers of snowboarding, never even considered resorts; backcountry was what he envisioned as the future of snowboarding.
This type of boarding started out with fresh powder-craving snowboarders who, most likely, didn't have the cash to spend at crowded upscale ski parks.
Powder makes for much smoother turns and in all smoother riding. In places where almost all of the runs are groomed, and powder is a rare find, you must venture into the tree trails. Generally colder climates sport the lightest, driest powder, and countries like Japan are becoming known as powder havens. Even though it is hard to categorize areas in terms of powder, Powder on the east coast (USA) is generally not as common or as good as the powder on the west (USA).
The bad thing about powder is that is if it sits for too long it gets compacted and becomes much harder and sometimes even icy. Powder is very famous for being the most fun and sometimes challenging ski and snowboarding, solely because it is so soft. Powder, which occurs after a heavy snowstorm, is a specific type of snow that is very light, fluffy, and most likely deep. Alpine snowboarding is significantly less popular than other kinds of snowboarding, especially in the United States.
Short slalom boards with very short sidecut radii, for example, are alpine boards but can only be carved at slow speeds. In fact, the only real defining characteristic of alpine snowboarding is that alpine snowboarders turn often and very hard while engaging the board in a carve. A common misconception is that alpine snowboarding necessitates riding very quickly or racing. (Hence riding a freestyle snowboard on groomed slopes is like riding a dirtbike on a road track or what is called SuperMoto).
An analogy made by some alpine enthusiasts is that freeride and freestyle snowboards are like dirt bikes, and alpine/carving snowboards are like road bikes. The hard plastic boots stiffens the ankle joint up significantly, making it more difficult to make small ankle adjustments while making skid turns, but making the board much more stable and powerful at higher speeds and the much higher g-forces typically felt by an alpine snowboarder in carved turns. Alpine boards are usually, but not always, longer and much stiffer than freeride boards, as the particular demands of carving usually require as much usable edge length as possible. They tend to angle their feet much more forward than other snowboarders, and so also ride narrower boards.
Alpine riders use hard plastic snowboarding boots, which resemble ski boots, except that they tend to be less stiff in the ankles and have a shortened heel, to minimize hanging over the edge of the snowboard. Both traditional snowboard racers (though not necessarily boardercross racers) and recreational carvers are alpine snowboarders. Alpine snowboarding is the practice of turning by carving the snowboard (such that the board is tracking along the edge of the board), as opposed to skidding the snowboard (where the board is traveling in a different direction than it is pointing). Many ski resorts operate terrain parks which often simulate the urban skateboard environment, complete with handrails, funboxes, and machine-formed jumps.
Freestyle snowboarding is influenced greatly by skateboarding. Freestyle snowboarding can be done almost anywhere that has snow. Most snowboarders are thrill seekers and love to do tricks in terrain parks, which has inherent risks. Freestyle is probably most demanded because of the thrill.
Freestyle snowboarding is arguably the most popular discipline, and is certainly the focus of most of the lifestyle marketing in the snowboarding industry. Softer boots and boards also allow riders more flexibility in body movement and the ability to reach very convoluted or stretched out, stylish body positions (known as tweaking it). This is important because many freestyle snowboarders are landing switch from how they hit their jumps or their tricks, and they need to be able to ride away with ease. Also, freestyle snowboards most likely have a true twin tip, in that the sidecut radius is equal on both sides of the board.
Freestyle snowboarders typically use shorter, softer boards and softer boots than other snowboarders, as the shorter board length reduces the weight and moment of inertia, making it easier to spin and maneuver, and the softer gear makes the board more forgiving to control for the particular demands of freestyle riding, such as slower speeds, high landing impacts, quick turns, and imperfect landings. spins, flips, grabs). jibbing, bonking, grinding, pressing, buttering, ground spins etc.) or in the air (e.g. Tricks can either occur on the ground (e.g.
Freestyle snowboarding is the practice of doing different kinds of tricks on a snowboard. Many freeride purists attach an almost spiritual connotation to carving down the mountain. Freeride snowboarding, where the focus is on riding cleanly and enjoying the freedom to go and explore anywhere is influenced significantly by surfing. A variant of freeriding focusing on extremely difficult lines is extreme snowboarding.
Freeriding is also known as all-mountain snowboarding. Most snowboarders aspire to be freeriders and will explore the mountain through trees, in powder bowls or anywhere else they feel comfortable riding. Freeriding is using the natural terrain of the mountain for recreation, without focusing on technical tricks or racing. There are four primary sub-disciplines or sub-styles within snowboarding with each favoring a slightly different snowboard design.
For more on the history of snowboarding, see this Snowboard History Timeline. It wasn't until the mid 1980s when snowboarding exploded into the main stream when the first snowboard magazine, "Absolutely Radical", hit the racks, soon to be followed by "International Snowboard Magazine". In the early 1980's films by Warren Miller began to feature clips of snowboarders boosting the popularity of the sport among the skiing community. Burton, Sims, Winterstick, and Avalanche snowboards originated from other parts of the country.
In the early 1980's, snowboard companies began emerging across the country. Jake Burton is the founder of Burton Snowboards, one of the largest, and most established snowboard companies in the world. The snowboard evolved from early pioneering work by people such as Sherman Poppen (who invented the "Snurfer" in his North Muskegon, Michigan home), Tom Sims, and Jake Burton. .
Snowboarding became a Winter Olympic Games medal-eligible sport in 1998. A snowboarder's equipment consists of a snowboard, snowboarding boots, bindings to attach their boots to the board, as well as snowboarding-specific winter clothing. Snowboarding is an increasingly common winter sport throughout the world where participants attach a wooden board to their feet and slide down a snow-covered mountain. Snowboarding is a boardsport on snow similar to skiing, but inspired by surfing and skateboarding.
This construction feature is not included in all board designs. there is also the "dgb" which is wood that goes in different directions over the core of the board to increase control. Kinking, rusting, or general dulling of the edge will significantly hinder the ability for the edge to grip the snow, so it is important that this feature is maintained. This sharp edge is necessary to be able to produce enough friction to ride on ice, and the radius of the edge directly affects the radius of carving turns, and in turn the responsiveness of the board.
an edge: a strip of metal, tuned normally to just less than 90-degrees, that runs the length of either side of the board. If the base becomes significantly damaged, the board may become sluggish, or if the damage is deep enough, it may even weaken the core. If the board is damaged, a new base pattern can be stone-ground into the board. For this reason, different base waxes are available for different snow conditions.
Because the base of the board comprises the bulk of the board's interaction with the snow, it is important that it be as slippery with respect to the snow as possible. a base: this is the bottom of the board which is made of a graphitic material that is saturated with a wax that creates a very quick smooth, hydrophobic surface. The properties of the core directly affect important characteristics of the board, such as flexibility and weight. It is typically comprised of a solid material, normally either wood, foam, or some composite plastic.
a core: the bulk of a snowboard, the core is the interior of the snowboard.