BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks

BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks


By (author) Shek Hon

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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: 185,323

Product description

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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Author information

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.