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Owning It: The Ride that Changed my Life

Owning It: The Ride that Changed my Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smeele, Brad

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    16 Aug 22

Brad Smeele's thrill-seeking, fast-paced life as a professional wakeboarder came to an abrupt halt seven years ago when an accident caused him to become a quadriplegic. Wakeboarding is like waterskiing, but on a single board with aerial tricks added in. It's a freestyle sport for... super athletic adrenalin junkies. Brad was at the height of his career, winning world championships and perfecting tricks that no one else could achieve. He was also a sought-after model and relished his free-wheeling lifestyle. But in July 2014, while practising his latest trick, he landed badly. Catastrophically, in fact. He landed on his neck, completely crushing his spinal cord and becoming a quadriplegic immediately. For someone whose whole life was built around his physical prowess, this was completely and utterly devastating. Brad has had to work through a great deal, from being an incredibly physical person in all senses of the word to being someone with very limited use of his body. The struggle has been monumental, but he's come to a place of acceptance. In this book he shares his epic story and the lessons he has learned through an unexpected teacher. He brings the same focus and determination he brought to his wakeboarding career to inspiring others.
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ISBN 9781988547275
Published NZ 16 Aug 2022
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
999 Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781988547275
Stock Release date is 16 August 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 16 Aug 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smeele, Brad
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Sports Injuries & Medicine
Coping With Illness
Surfing, Windsurfing, Water Skiing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 797.35092
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade