Ever watched pro skaters and wished you knew how they were able to pull off the tricks that you see? If so, then Mastering Skateboarding is the resource for you!
Two-time world champion skateboarder Per Welinder teams up with longtime skateboard advocate Peter Whitley to bring you the techniques and tricks used by the pros. But the information doesn’t stop there. Welinder and Whitley also provide in-depth coverage of skateboarding equipment, including how to select the components that work best for you and how to build and tune a board that fits your individual riding style. Packed with 88 tricks, this full-color guide is the only resource you’ll need to pull off all the moves you’ve dreamed of doing.
Whether you ride street or vert, competitive or recreational, Mastering Skateboarding has you covered. Add this one-of-a-kind resource to your collection and you’ll soon be ready to put your new skills on display!
Table of Contents
PART I: SKATEBOARDING ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1: Equipment and Safety
Chapter 2: Building and Maintaining a Board
Chapter 3: Balance and Control
PART II: TECHNIQUES AND TRICKS
Chapter 4: Basic Maneuvers
Chapter 5: Ollies and Shuvits
Chapter 6: Lip Tricks
Chapter 7: Grind and Slides
Chapter 8: Skills for Other Types of Skating
PART III: THE SKATEBOARDING LIFE
Chapter 9: Challenging Your Environment
Chapter 10: Skating Competitively
“Having come from a generation of skateboarding that was very experimental, I’m reassured to know that there are now high-quality instructions and tutorials for learning the tricks that we struggled with for so many years.” -- TonyHawk, Legendary Skateboarder and Entrepreneur
“All other sports have coaches and how-to books. Skating is such a different animal, but it is also a very precise and dangerous sport. Having someone give you the small insights into the techniques involved in skating is invaluable.” -- ChrisCole, Professional Skateboarder