BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland TricksPaperback
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- Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 241mm x 10mm | 422g
- Publication date: 15 July 2010
- Publication City/Country: Ontario
- ISBN 10: 1554074002
- ISBN 13: 9781554074006
- Illustrations note: colour throughout
- Sales rank: 195,005
Intense racing, jaw-dropping stunts and freestyle tricks make BMX a favourite among young people. BMX Riding Skills is about the tricks, guiding readers through the manoeuvers, techniques, clothing and equipment that add up to competition-worthy skills and a professional street image. Packed with hundreds of illustrations and action photos and written in a laid-back style typical of its audience, the book features: - 35 of the most popular BMX tricks. - The origins and culture of BMX. - Types of BMX riding. - The rules of this rule-freeA" sport. - Competition and events. - Types of BMX bikes, materials and components. - Choosing the right wheels and tires. - The best in protective equipment and clothing. - How to avoid injury when falling. All of the tricks are described in step-by-step photographs and graded by difficulty, progressing from basic to intermediate to advanced. There are also valuable tips and visualisation techniques used by professional riders to control nerves.
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Shek Hon has been an avid BMX rider for 26 years, and is one of the leading figures in British flatland riding. He has organized, judged and acted as a commentator at BMX events in the UK and writes regularly for Ride magazine and BMX-Rider. He lives in London.