Intense racing, jaw-dropping stunts and freestyle tricks make BMX a favourite among young people.
BMX Riding Skills is about the tricks, guiding readers through the manoeuvers, techniques, clothing and equipment that add up to competition-worthy skills and a professional 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-freeA" 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 visualisation techniques used by professional riders to control nerves.