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Secrets Of Skateboarding Review

Posted by Jack On November - 23 - 2009
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When most people think of this skateboarding book one word comes into mind, Scam! This shouldn’t be the case. I will be the first to tell you, Secrets Of Skateboarding is a fantastic product and I would in fact argue that it’s better than the majority of skateboarding trick tip videos out today. How many times have you watched a trick tip video that doesn’t teach you a single think but instead simply say’s what the trick does.

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Pro – “Today I’m going to teach you how to 360 flip. A 360 flip is a kickflip with a 360 pop shuv it. All you need to do is put your feet like this, slide your front foot up, land and roll away”

Me – “Right ok but how come this happens? how come I can’t quite get the board around? why do I land like this?”

Pro – “……”

Secrets Of Skateboarding takes a different approach. Each trick starts off with a detailed explanation of the trick, who invented it and the difficulty level of the trick. Next there is an explanation of the requirements for each trick followed by the foot positioning. Next comes the fun part, how to do the trick. Secrets Of Skateboarding breaks each trick into the following stages:

Pop

Flick

Landing

Each stage is explained in detail. I was blown away with how much detail the book goes into.
Next the author gives his own personal tips on the trick. Lastly the most important part of every trick tip is explained (one many videos ignore). Troubleshooting! For every trick there is a detailed explanation of the comment problems with each trick and the solutions.

While I will be the first to admit as soon as I saw the name ‘Secrets Of Skateboarding’ I took the secrets part very seriously. But Secrets Of Skateboarding shocked me with how detailed every skateboarding trick tip is. But as we all know the only secret to skateboarding is practise and much of it. If you’re looking for a ‘secret’ to skateboarding this book isn’t for you but if you’re looking for a detailed guide on how to land tricks and the common problems associated with each trick purchasing this book is worth thinking about.

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