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Skateboarding : book of tricks
Badillo, Steve.
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Publication Information:
Chula Vista, CA : Tracks Publishing, [2003]

Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Central Library GV859.8 .B33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library GV859.8 .B33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Angola Public Library GV859.8 .B33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library GV859.8 .B33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library GV859.8 .B33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lake Shore Library GV859.8 .B33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Serious skaters looking for unusual and innovative tricks will find them in this skateboarding instructional guide. The tricks run the gamut from classic old school to modern with an emphasis on diversification, creativity, and originality. Included are riding basics and tips for controlling fear, visualising, and focusing. Sequential shots detail every move needed to successfully re-create the various skateboarding tricks. The mechanics of the sport are also covered, including types of boards available, and the various wheels, bearings, and skateboarding surfaces.

Author Notes

Doug Werner is the author of all 12 titles in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in La Jolla, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Picking up where the authors' Skateboarding: New Levels: Tips and Tricks for Serious Riders (Tracks, 2002) left off, this book offers skaters 34 advanced tricks plus an interview with Badillo. For younger skaters seeking their roots, all the old-school favorites are covered, such as the frontside and backside boneless, judo air, airwalk, frontside 540 bertslide, and many others. There are step-by-step, captioned, black-and-white photographs for each maneuver, though the quality runs the gamut from clear and sharp to grainy and shoddy. However, Badillo never appears to wear any pads or a helmet, despite the safety disclaimer at the beginning of the book. His personal comments, such as "ride away with the song, `Like a Virgin,' on your mind," enhance the text. The resources section offers books, camps, skate parks, periodicals, and Web sites. Overall, this title will complement skateboarding collections, and enthusiasts will keep it in circulation.-Michael Giller, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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