Awesome Obstacles: How to Build Your Own Skateboard Ramps and Ledges

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Written by an avid and enthusiastic skateboarder, this fun series introduces the reader to the colorful world of skateboarding. In a reader-friendly, conversational style, all aspects of the sport are covered, including instructions on how to do tricks, how to safely build obstacles, and how to petition town governments to build community skate parks. Also presented are profiles of the most famous skate park designers and builders around. With the growing popularity of the sport, this series will be a huge hit with readers. While skate parks are rapidly becoming a regular fixture across the American landscape, not every skater has access to one close by. This book teaches kids how to safely construct their own ramps, slider bars, and other obstacles, with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. Using basic techniques that any parent can help with, this book will have students reading, building, and riding.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION
4
Safety and Adult Supervision
6
How to Build a Manual Pad
14
How to Build a Slider Bar
18
How to Build a Grind Box
21
How to Build a Bank Ramp
27
How to Build a Fun Box
33
How to Build a Jump Ramp
39
GLOSSARY
45
FOR MORE INFORMATION
46
FOR FURTHER READING
47
INDEX
48
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About the author (2005)

Justin Hocking has taught writing and English at Colorado State University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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