Skateboarding Skills: Everything a New Rider Needs to Know
Skateboarding Skills: Everything a New Rider Needs to Know
Skateboarding Skills: Everything a New Rider Needs to Know

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Ryan Stutt
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 10
Age range upper: 13
Specs: step-by-step full-color photographs throughout, glossary, index
Pages: 96
Trim Size: 7 1/2" X 9 3/4" X 5/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20140911
Copyright Year: 2014
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Skateboarding Skills: Everything a New Rider Needs to Know

All the moves to become a serious skateboarder.

Praise for The Skateboarding Field Manual, also by Ryan Stutt:

"Stutt's appealing title is rife with the glossy glamour that should win nods of approval from even proficient shredders."
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

From selecting the right board, to learning which way to stand, to landing a kick flip, Skateboarding Skills provides critical instruction for young riders of all experience levels. New riders will learn essential skills to advance their riding ability while experienced riders will learn new tricks to add to their repertoire.

Ryan Stutt shows riders the fundamental techniques that will lead them to success as they practice skateboarding's most important and widely-used flips, grinds and slides. These include:

  • Ollies and Nollies
  • Manuals
  • Boardslides, Lipslides, Noseslides and Tailslides
  • 50-50 grinds, 5-0 grinds and Nose grinds
  • Smith grinds, Feeble grinds and Crooked grinds
  • Kickflips and Heelflips
  • Pop Shuvs
  • Varial Flips and 360 Flips.

With Skateboarding Skills, riders will learn the building blocks that are the basis of all skateboarding tricks. Instruction for both flatground and vert skateboarding, plus real-time action sequences that capture the tricks step by step, will help riders learn how to execute the same moves that professional skateboarders use.

All photographs show riders wearing the most essential of safety equipment -- a helmet.


Ryan Stutt has worked in skateboarding and the extreme sports industry for many years. He is the publisher of King Snow snowboarding magazine. His previous book, Skateboarding Field Manual, was a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers in 2010. Ryan lives in Toronto.



Skateboarding Primer

    How to Buy a Skateboard
    Putting Your Board Together
    Safety Equipment

Flat Ground Basics

    Kicking Your Board Up
    How to Fall


    Board Slide
    Lip Slide
    Tail Slide
    Nose Slide


    50-50 Grind
    5-0 Grind
    Nose Grind
    Smith Grind
    Feeble Grind
    Crooked Grind

Flip Tricks

    Kick Flip
    Heel Flip
    Pop Shove-it
    Varial Flip
    360 Flip

Transition Basics

    Dropping in
    Rock In Rolls
    Axle Stalls


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