Longboarder's Start-up: A Guide to Longboard Surfing

Overview

Design innovations and a new appreciation for the grace and poise of surfing a longer board has lifted the art of longboarding back into the limelight and more importantly, back into the minds of serious surfers who are looking to expand their wave riding experience. The first-half of this guide covers the basics of longboard equipment, wave selection, courtesy, and surfing technique through standing up. The second part gets into intermediate and advanced longboarding skills including: cross-stepping, trimming, ...

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Overview

Design innovations and a new appreciation for the grace and poise of surfing a longer board has lifted the art of longboarding back into the limelight and more importantly, back into the minds of serious surfers who are looking to expand their wave riding experience. The first-half of this guide covers the basics of longboard equipment, wave selection, courtesy, and surfing technique through standing up. The second part gets into intermediate and advanced longboarding skills including: cross-stepping, trimming, turning, turning maneuvers, essential noseriding, and finally, some of the breathtaking tricks that the pros execute so flawlessly. The key points are brought home with a stripped down text and photos featuring some of the best longboard surfers on earth, including Ted Robinson, Colin McPhillips, Jeff Kramer and Mark Stewart.

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“Start-Up Sports tackles the hottest sports. These inexpensive titles are forthright and simple, with good illustrations and social pointers.” —Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884654060
  • Publisher: Tracks Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Start-Up Sports Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,392,966
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Werner is the author of several books in the Start-Up Sports series, including Bowler's Start-Up, Boxer's Start-Up, Golfer's Start-Up, and Snowboarder's Start-Up. He has been interviewed on CNN, and his books have appeared on ESPN. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface 5
Introduction 9
1 Equipment 19
2 Your Spot 29
3 Pre-Launch 39
4 Rules, Customs & Safety 45
5 Punching Through 51
6 Catching Waves 59
7 Angling & Cross-Stepping 71
8 Turning 77
9 Basic Noseriding 89
10 Doing What the Pros Do 97
11 The Future Arrived Yesterday 115
Interview: Longboards & Longboarding: Design, Selection & General Overview 119
Glossary 137
Resources 145
Bibliography 151
Index 153
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    The best book for aspiring Longboarders

    This book is great I recommend it to every person who is thinking about using a Longboard.

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