The Tokyo Olympics saw freestyle skateboarding arrive with a bang, as young competitors from all over the world astonished us with their skill, energy, and camaraderie. Their dramatic contests also showed everyone what skateboarders already knew: that even the most advanced routines draw from a small repertoire of basic moves.
This is the first book to break down those 13 key tricks into clear step-by-step instructions, with specially commissioned illustrations making them easy to follow and a joy to look at. With Francis’s expert guidance you’ll master the basic skills and soon be popping ollies, kickflips, board slides, shuv-its, and more.
The beginner skateboarder will learn about their board and how to maintain it, a little about skatepark etiquette and safety, and all the basic moves necessary to get off to a confident start. The book then takes the thirteen key tricks that every skateboarder wants to learn and breaks them down into clear step-by-step instructions, with specially commissioned illustrations making them easy to follow and a pleasure to look at.