Book Synopsis The Handmade Skateboard by : Matt Berger
The Handmade Skateboard is the definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes. A design guide covers everything you need to know about sizing and shaping your deck and choosing the right trucks and hardware. And detailed photos, illustrations and clear written instruction throughout provide all the information and motivation you need to make your own skateboard from scratch.
Book Synopsis The Handmade Skateboard by : Matt Berger
Build a custom skateboard of any shape and size, from a high-performance street deck to the classic longboard, that will turn heads everywhere you go. When you make your own skateboard from scratch you have the opportunity to create something that is perfectly tailored to you: a deck that matches your height, your weight, your center of balance, your skill level and your intended use. More importantly, making your own skate deck allows you to design a perfect ride to fit your style and makes a statement about who you are. There's nothing wrong with choosing off-the-shelf and mass produced, but who doesn't prefer to stand out. Be different. Be one of a kind. That's what you get with a custom handmade skateboard. Whether you are an accomplished woodworker or an absolute beginner, The Handmade Skateboard guides you step-by-step through building five skateboard designs; from a simple Hack Board built in a few spare hours to a high-performance street deck pressed from seven layers of high-quality Maple veneers. A design guide covers everything you need to know about sizing and shaping your deck and choosing the right trucks and hardware. And helpful photos, illustrations and detailed written instructions throughout provide all the information and motivation you need to make your own skateboard from scratch.
Download or Read eBook Skateboarding and the City PDF written by Iain Borden and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Skateboarding and the City by : Iain Borden
Skateboarding is both a sport and a way of life. Creative, physical, graphic, urban and controversial, it is full of contradictions – a billion-dollar global industry which still retains its vibrant, counter-cultural heart. Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of '60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today. Written by a life-long skater who also happens to be an architectural historian, and packed through with full-colour images – of skaters, boards, moves, graphics, and film-stills – this passionate, readable and rigorously-researched book explores the history of skateboarding and reveals a vivid understanding of how skateboarders, through their actions, experience the city and its architecture in a unique way.
Download or Read eBook Longboarding PDF written by Mary-Lane Kamberg and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
From its origins as a land-based alternative to surfing, one that incorporated the wheels and trucks used by skateboarders, longboarding, developed in Hawaii during the 1950s, has come a long way. In the 1970s, when the sport was seen as a form of self-expression, it was more of a do-it-yourself hobby. Today, longboarding is bigger than ever. This book describes the sport’s history, gives riders an idea of how to choose their equipment and begin practicing this unique sport. From mere transportation, to obstacle slaloming, freeriding, dancing, and freestyling, readers will be impressed with the many styles of this ever-changing pastime.
The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale. It’s chock-full of innovations, far-out graphic artistry, and ever-more-incredible hot-dogging feats. And the story’s told in this book with contributions from the stars themselves—Tony Hawk, Stacey Peralta, Jeff Ho, the Dogtown Z-Boys, and more. Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.
Contains stories and interviews with top skateboarders who also happen to be Christians, features an introduction by actor Stephen Baldwin in which he explains how he came to accept Jesus as his savior and discusses his work with the extreme sports ministry, and includes a companion DVD.
Download or Read eBook DIY Handmade Skateboard PDF written by Eunice Lewis Ph D and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2021-09-17 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis DIY Handmade Skateboard by : Eunice Lewis Ph D
DIY Handmade Skateboard is the essential guidebook on making handmade skate decks of all shapes and sizes, from high-performance street decks to vintage longboards and eye-catching vintage pinstripe cruisers. The Handmade Skateboard takes you step by step through the construction of skateboard designs, from a simple Hack Board created in a few spare hours to a high-performance street deck pressed from seven layers of high-quality Maple veneers. A design guide will teach you all you need to know about deck dimensions and shape, as well as selecting the proper trucks and hardware. And throughout, clear photographs, drawings, and clear written instructions give all of the knowledge and enthusiasm you need to build your own skateboard from the scratch.
Book Synopsis Skateboarding by : Kara-Jane Lombard
This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology, geography, and other fields. Part I critiques the ethos of skateboarding, its cultures and scenes, global trajectory, and the meanings it holds. Part II critically examines skateboarding in terms of space and sites, and Part III explores shifts that have occurred in skateboarding’s history around mainstreaming, commercialization, professionalization, neoliberalization and creative cities.
Download or Read eBook UNBORED Adventure PDF written by Joshua Glenn and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
UNBORED Adventure has all the smarts, innovation, and free-wheeling spirit of the original UNBORED and its 2014 spinoff, UNBORED Games, but with a fresh focus on encouraging kids to break out of their techno-passivity and explore the world around them--whether that's a backyard, a downtown, or a forest. Combining old-fashioned favorites with today's high-tech possibilities, the book offers a goldmine of creative, constructive activities that kids can do on their own or with their families. From camouflage techniques, survival skills, and cloudspotting advice to instructions on how to build an upcycled kite or raft, to using apps to navigate and explore, it's all here--along with comics that dive into the secret history of everything from bicycling to women explorers. A fun corrective to our over-anxious parenting culture, UNBORED Adventure encourages kids to become more independent and resilient, to solve problems and ask questions, and to engage with both their community and natural environment. The original UNBORED is already a much beloved, distinctly contemporary family brand. Along with UNBORED Games, UNBORED Adventure extends the franchise in a handy, flexibound format so that the whole family can enjoy themselves indoors, outdoors, online, and offline. *Los Angeles Magazine