Catching Air: The Excitement and Daring of Individual Action Sports- Snowboarding, Skateboarding, BMX Biking, In-line Skating

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Citadel Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 170 pages
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Snowboarding. Skateboarding. BMX biking. In-line skating. They're the hottest individual extreme sports out there, and very year they're getting hotter. After all, who needs a team when you can thrill and chill on your own? If you ever wanted to know hot to butter the biscuit', pull off a 'rail slide primer', yank a '180 stale fish grab', or just ride the mountain trails as hard as you always wanted, this is the book for you. Features dozens of full-folour action photos and interviews with the biggest names in extreme sports today.'
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
SNOWBOARDING
7
A Brief History
8
Different Ways to Use the Board
16
Doing the Tricks
29
The Importance of Contests
35
A Growing Sport for Everyone
42
SKATEBOARDING
47
A Bright Future
88
BMX BIKING 11 A Brief History
94
The Freestyle Side of BMX
101
A Bevy of BMX Tricks
114
The Amazing Pros and a Bright Future
124
A Brief History
134
Lets Go Skating
140
Street and Vert
149

A Brief History
48
Skating in StyleAll the Basics
57
Lets Talk HalfPipe
70
More and More Contests
81
Aggrothe Future of InLine
158
Conclusion
165
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About the author (2004)

Bill Gutman is a freelance author of more than 200 books for both children and adults. He is the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer.

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