Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding

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Tracks Publishing, Oct 1, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment, and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer format, beginners will find information on buying a first board, where to plant one’s feet, how to stay safe while learning new stunts, and the history of this exciting sport. From ollies to kickturns, detailed techniques are presented on the 15 tricks every skater should know. Honest and humorous interviews with skating professionals are included, along with an invaluable list of resources—including books, camps, museums, skate parks, shops, websites, and magazines. With more than 500 new images, step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the foolproof methods to turn skateboarding novices into experts.
 

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Contents

Because of the rush
13
1 Safety is in your head
29
2 Skateboard anatomy of
43
Basics
59
14 tricks you should know
73
A history
107
Glossary
123
Bibliography
127
Resources
129
Index
135
More skate guides by Steve Badillo
142
About the authors
143
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Doug Werner is the founder of Tracks Publishing and the author of 17 books on sports and fitness, including the books in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in San Diego, California. Steve Badillo is the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard guides, including Skateboarding: Book of Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2, and Skateboarding: New Levels. He has worked as a stunt double and actor in numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding, including Lords of Dogtown. He lives in Oxnard, California.

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