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, beginner's 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 resourcesincluding 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 author of all 12 titles in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in La Jolla, California.
Steve Badillois the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard guides, includingSkateboarder's Start-Up,Skateboarding: Book of Tricks,Skateboarding:nbsp;Legendary Tricks,andSkateboarding: New Levels.He has worked as a stunt double and actor in numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding, includingLords of Dogtown.He lives in Oxnard, California.