Mastering Skateboarding

Mastering Skateboarding

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By (author) Per Welinder, By (author) Peter Whitley

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 15mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736095993
  • ISBN 13: 9780736095990
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 443 colour illustrations, 62 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 201,795

Product description

Packed with tricks, this full colour guide is the only resource you'll ever need to pull off the moves you've dreamed of performing! Ever watched pro skaters and wished you knew how they were able to pull off the tricks that you see? If so, then "Mastering Skateboarding" is the resource for you! Two-time world champion skateboarder Per Welinder teams up with longtime skateboard advocate Peter Whitley to bring you the techniques and tricks used by the pros. But the information doesn't stop there. The authors also provide in-depth coverage of skateboarding equipment, including how to select the components that work best for you and how to build and tune a board that fits your individual riding style. Whether you ride street or vert, competitive or recreational, "Mastering Skateboarding" has you covered. Add this one-of-a-kind resource to your collection and you'll soon be ready to put your new skills on display! Publicity of this title is through UK and European magazines and websites including "Skate Magazine UK", "Sidewalk", "Kingpin Skateboarding" and "Grey". Email to contacts interested in skateboarding. This title is featured in Human Kinetics' monthly "PE E-Newsletter" sent to over 5,000 subscribers and "Fit News" sent to 10,000 subscribers. It is also featured on Human Kinetics' Health & Fitness Blog.

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Author information

Per Welinder is a legend who performed all the skateboarding stunt scenes for Michael J. Fox in the famous film Back to the Future, a two-time world champion freestyle skateboarder and an iconic pioneer in the second generation of skateboarding. Peter Whitley is a lifelong skateboarder, artist and advocate for skateparks. He is the acting executive director of Skaters for Public Skateparks, a non-profit organisation dedicated to skatepark awareness, advancement and advocacy. He is also the author of the Public Skatepark Development Guide.

Customer reviews

By Joanna Richard 05 Jun 2013 5

This book is really great, full of all sorts of information and clarifies terms that may be confusing for the beginner skateboarder such as frontside and backside and lipslides and boardslides. There are a few printing errors in the book (mismatched photos and instructions) but these are corrected in a little sheet given with the book. I would highly suggest this book as it is a great resource for anyone beginning skateboarding.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Equipment and Safety; Chapter 2. Building and Maintaining a Board; Chapter 3. Balance and Control; Chapter 4. Basic Maneuovers; Chapter 5. Ollies and Shuvits; Chapter 6. Lip Tricks; Chapter 7. Grind and Slides; Chapter 8. Skills for Other Types of Skating; Chapter 9. Challenging Your Environment; Chapter 10. Skating Competitively.