Skateboarding: Ramp Tricks

Overview

Ramp tricks—skate moves made on, over, or around wood ramps, cement bowls, and half-pipes—are a key, albeit challenging, component of skateboarding. Hundreds of captioned, sequential photographs demonstrate precisely how these exacting moves are safely made in this indispensable guide to 40 ramp tricks. Beginning with basic moves, including stalls, grinds, and slides, skaters gradually learn the particular positioning and balance needed to perform more advanced tricks such as flips and airs. A brief history of ...

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Overview

Ramp tricks—skate moves made on, over, or around wood ramps, cement bowls, and half-pipes—are a key, albeit challenging, component of skateboarding. Hundreds of captioned, sequential photographs demonstrate precisely how these exacting moves are safely made in this indispensable guide to 40 ramp tricks. Beginning with basic moves, including stalls, grinds, and slides, skaters gradually learn the particular positioning and balance needed to perform more advanced tricks such as flips and airs. A brief history of ramp skateboarding examines the birth of the genre as well as champions of the sport, including the pioneering Dogtown Crew and current stars Bob Burnquist and Tony Hawk.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Stacy Dillon
Professional skateboarder Goodfellow uses frame-by-frame photographs and descriptions to help skateboarders improve their flip trick and ramp trick skills. Ramp Tricks is a "how-to" for aspiring ramp skaterboaders from the basic "drop in" to the more complicated "blunt to fakie." Again Goodfellow assumes some reader familiarity with the skate world. The basics of hardware (decks, tails, trucks) are not described. Nor are the basics of ramps like coping and transitions. Goodfellow uses these terms freely while describing tricks. There is also some discrepancy of language. While Goodfellow often refers to "ramp" skating, "vert" skating is a more widely used term. The book begins with a brief description of Dogtown and Z-boys and the Bones Brigade. He lists the videos put out by Powell and Powell Peralta that were turning points of the sport. Goodfellow also includes short biographies of individual skaters such as Gator, Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Colin McKay, Bob Burnquist, and Danny Way. Unfortunately sourcing Web sites like Wikipedia leads to errors in the text. For example, Steve Caballero is listed as a Zen Buddhist, although presently he is a very outspoken practicing Christian. The book ends with a list of resources including "Evan's Picks," which highlights company information and Web sites. Further resources are skateboarding books, camps, magazines, museums, organizations, skateparks, builders, videos, and Web sites. Other books in this series include Street Skateboarding: Flip Tricks and Endless Grinds and Slides: An Instructional Look at Curb Tricks.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-This book is composed mainly of photographs and step-by-step instructions for performing 35 ramp tricks. Goodfellow opens with a brief history of the sport, beginning with the Dogtown crew surfers of Santa Monica, CA, in the 1970s, and concluding with Danny Way's 2005 jump of the Great Wall of China. He also provides thumbnail biographies of the sport's various superstars. The text is generally accessible, although such terms as "ollie" and "fakie" are used without specific definitions. Yamaoda's black-and-white photos are clear and illustrative of successive positions. Although the riders pictured do not wear helmets or pads, there is a disclaimer encouraging readers to follow safety procedures and wear safety equipment at all times. A table of contents lists individual tricks; the index provides page numbers for tricks as well as skateboarders. A comprehensive list of resources, from books and magazines to camps, museums, public skate parks, Web sites, and videos, is included. An instructive and inspirational how-to and reference.-Sondra VanderPloeg, Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459601307
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Pages: 216

Meet the Author

Evan Goodfellow is a sponsored pro skater and skateboard instructor. He is the coauthor of Street Skateboarding: Endless Grinds and Slides and author of Street Skateboarding: Flip Tricks. He has costarred in eight skateboarding videos. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Tadashi Yamaoda is a skateboarder and skateboarding photographer whose works have appeared in Thrasher and Transworld Skateboarding. He lives in San Diego.

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