Skateboarding: Techniques and Tricks
High Interest Books Offer the Techniques and Tricks of Each of These Exciting Extreme Sports The so-called unconventional sports that include in-line skating, snowboarding, and rock sport climbing are in the mainstream today. They are radical sports that have captured the imaginations of millions of middle schoolers and teens nationwide, and now many millions of sports fans are outside jumping curbs, riding berms, and chugging up mountain trails. Rad Sports is a "how-to" sports series specially designed for beginners in each of six sports. The basics are explained so that beginners can learn good, safe habits now rather than trying to correct bad habits later. In-depth descriptions of each sport--including step-by-step photo sequences of techniques and tricks, sporting rules, and the proper safety gear to wear--make these books indispensable tools for novice middle school sports enthusiasts. From empty swimming pools to park setting to vert ramps, skateboarding might just be the original rad sport. In this book, Willet teaches tricks for the beginner--from the classic ollie to the board slide. Also included are the best techniques for pedaling, stopping, and falling without getting hurt.
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180-degree kickturn Andy Macdonald back foot back wheels Backside Boardslide backside turn backwards ollie bail basic move Bend your knees board 90 degrees board roll faster bottom center of gravity Chicago pivot Cool Skateboarding crack curb deck direction you're moving durometer Elbow and knee fall feet foot drag front foot front wheels frontside turn glide forward goofy-foot grind edge grip tape Guide to Skateboarding halfpipe hard helmet High-top injury interest in skateboarding kingpin knee pads Lean lift the front low wall modern skateboard move the board nollie A backwards ramp or obstacle Ramp skaters rear foot regular stance roller skates safety gear sandpaper shift your weight Sidewalk Surfing skateboard turns skateboarding tricks skatepark slide obstacle Sliding the underside spin sport standing Street skaters street skating surface tail tic-tac tips Tony Hawk traction trick or turn trucks Try gliding turn the board Urethane wheels wear Wrist guards