Longboarder's Start-Up: A Guide to Longboard Surfing

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Tracks Publishing, Aug 1, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Design innovations and a new appreciation for the grace and poise of surfing a longer board has lifted the art of longboarding back into the limelight and more importantly, back into the minds of serious surfers who are looking to expand their wave riding experience. The first-half of this guide covers the basics of longboard equipment, wave selection, courtesy, and surfing technique through standing up. The second part gets into intermediate and advanced longboarding skills including: cross-stepping, trimming, turning, turning maneuvers, essential noseriding, and finally, some of the breathtaking tricks that the pros execute so flawlessly. The key points are brought home with a stripped down text and photos featuring some of the best longboard surfers on earth, including Ted Robinson, Colin McPhillips, Jeff Kramer and Mark Stewart.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Part I
17
1 Equipment
19
2 Your Spot
29
3 PreLaunch
39
4 Rules Customs Safety
45
5 Punching Through
51
6 Catching Waves
59
10 Doing What the Pros Do
97
OfftheLips
99
Floaters
104
Helicopters
108
11 The Future Arrived Yesterday
113
Longboards Longboarding Design Selection General Overview Bill Stewart and Henry Ford
117
Glossary
135
Bibliography
143

Part II
69
7 Angling CrossStepping
71
8 Turning
77
9 Basic Noseriding
89
Index
145
Back Cover
151
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Doug Werner is the author of several books in the Start-Up Sports series, including Bowler's Start-Up, Boxer's Start-Up, Golfer's Start-Up, and Snowboarder's Start-Up. He has been interviewed on CNN, and his books have appeared on ESPN. He lives in San Diego, California.

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