Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding

Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding

Paperback Start-Up Sports

By (author) Doug Werner, By (author) Steve Badillo

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  • Publisher: Tracks Publishing,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chula Vista, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1884654347
  • ISBN 13: 9781884654343
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 500 b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 281,227

Product description

Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment, and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer format, beginners will find information on buying a first board, where to plant one's feet, how to stay safe while learning new stunts, and the history of this exciting sport. From ollies to kickturns, detailed techniques are presented on the 15 tricks every skater should know. Honest and humorous interviews with skating professionals are included, along with an invaluable list of resources--including books, camps, museums, skate parks, shops, websites, and magazines. With more than 500 new images, step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the foolproof methods to turn skateboarding novices into experts.

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Doug Werner is the founder of Tracks Publishing and the author of 17 books on sports and fitness, including the books in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in San Diego, California. Steve Badillo is the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard guides, including "Skateboarding: Book of Tricks," " Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks," " Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2," and "Skateboarding: New Levels. "He has worked as a stunt double and actor in numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding, including "Lords of Dogtown. "He lives in Oxnard, California.