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Tina Basich (born June 29, 1969) is an American snowboarder, originally from Sacramento, California.



Basich began snowboarding in 1986, when the sport was still new. She is noted for winning a variety of competitions from the 1980s onward, and for helping in the design of outerwear and snowboards for women, including one of the first women's pro-models for SIMS Snowboards.


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