Off the Wall: A Skateboarder's Guide to Riding Bowls and Pools
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. This book teaches readers how to do all manner of tricks, from basic to advanced, in bowls and in-ground swimming pools. Step-by-step descriptions and action photos of students' favorite proskaters doing the tricks make this book practical, informative, and exciting. Safety techniques that every skateboarder should know are also reviewed.
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