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Skateboarding For Dummies

Song, Daewon


1. Auflage Mai 2024
320 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-98992-9
John Wiley & Sons

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A beginner's guide to skating for fun, fitness, and self-expression

Skateboarding For Dummies teaches you the basics of the fun and popular sport of skateboarding, so you can start shredding. Author Daewon Song has been a pro skateboarder for 30 years and is considered to be the most technically gifted skateboarder of all time. He is passionate about the sport and shares his enthusiasm and experience in this easy-to-read guide. Skateboarding is a fun, challenging, and inclusive sport that can also be a powerful outlet for self-expression. With this book, you'll learn cool tricks, safe skating, and skatepark etiquette. Plus, you'll discover how skateboarding can bring positivity to your life, building your confidence and self-esteem.
* Shop for your first skateboard and essential accessories
* Learn the basics of riding a skateboard at a skatepark
* Get step-by-step instructions for performing classic tricks
* Discover the history of skateboarding

Skateboarding is for everyone, regardless of age or background, and Skateboarding For Dummies is for anyone who wants to give this sport a try.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Ready to Shred 5

CHAPTER 1: Living Large: Adopting a Skateboarder's Mindset and Lifestyle 7

CHAPTER 2: Gearing Up to Get Down 23

CHAPTER 3: Choosing Your Steeze: Skateboarding Styles 55

Part 2: Get Moving: Riding and Performing Basic Tricks 83

CHAPTER 4: Riding Your Board: The Bare Bones Basics 85

CHAPTER 5: Cranking It Up a Notch with Basic Skate Tricks 113

CHAPTER 6: Expanding Your Skill Set with More Basic Tricks 139

Part 3: Skateboarding for the Mind, Body, and Soul 173

CHAPTER 7: Skating to Soothe and Improve the Mind 175

CHAPTER 8: Enhancing Your Physical and Mental Health to Skate Your Best 189

Part 4: Going for It: Living the Dream 205

CHAPTER 9: Getting Sponsored. 207

CHAPTER 10: Get a Job: Making a Living in the World of Skateboarding 235

CHAPTER 11: Skateboarding with Personality and Pizazz. 247

CHAPTER 12: Joining the World's Obsession with Skateboarding 265

Part 5: The Part of Tens 279

CHAPTER 13: Daewon's Top Ten Skate Videos 281

CHAPTER 14: Daewon's Childhood Top Ten Pros 289

Index 297
Daewon Song is an American professional skateboarder. He was named the 2006 "Skater of the Year" by Thrasher magazine, one of the most significant honors in skateboarding. In 2011, Transworld SKATEboarding named Daewon the 29th most influential skateboarder of all time. Daewon co-owns Thank You Skateboards with fellow skater Torey Pudwill.