BMX Riding Skills

BMX Riding Skills

The Guide to Flatland Tricks

Book - 2010
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A comprehensive guide to the "king of street sports."

Intense racing, jaw-dropping stunts and freestyle tricks make BMX a favorite among youth. BMX Riding Skills is about the tricks, guiding readers through the maneuvers, techniques, clothing and equipment that add up to competition-worthy skills and a pro street image.

Packed with hundreds of illustrations and action photos and written in a laid-back style typical of its audience, the book features:

35 of the most popular BMX tricks
The origins and culture of BMX
Types of BMX riding
The rules of this "rule-free" sport
Competition and events
Types of BMX bikes, materials and components
Choosing the right wheels and tires
The best in protective equipment and clothing
How to avoid injury when falling

All of the tricks are described in step-by-step photographs and graded by difficulty, progressing from basic to intermediate to advanced. There are also valuable tips and visualization techniques used by pro riders to control nerves.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2010
ISBN: 9781554074006
1554074002
Branch Call Number: 796.6 HON 2010
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm

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