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.
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