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

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Tracks Pub., 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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. In the first half, Longboarder's Start-Up 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 and trimming, 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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There are several things I did not like about the book.
- I do not care if long boarding is better or not as good as shorboard surfing and I don't want to read page after page about it
- The book is
sponsored and contains to much product placement.
- It cannot decide wether to be a start-up guide like the title indcates or a guide for experienced shortboard surfers who want to try longboarding.
Some things I liked about the book:
- Lots of pictures showing every maneuver in detail.
(3 out of 5 stars)

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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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