BMX trix & Techniques for the park & street
By: Tony Donaldson
Prize: $ 19,95 US
BMX books are kind of rare. Whenever you come across one at the library or a book store they usually make you giggle. The pics are outdated and the tricks not from this time.
Tony Donaldson has finished a BMX-how-to book. Although the book was published in 2004, the pics already make me giggle. He's got Todd Anderson doing the vert part on a quarterpipe, Stephen Scheurer explaining the flatland tricks, Kyle Huber doing the street stuff and Mike Drolet doing the basics on a HARO Shredder with coloured chain wearing a pro-tec with sunglasses on.
The back of the book says the following:
BMX Trix & Techniques for the park & street schools old dogs and newbies alike with all the techniques they need to partake in the gnarliest tricks seen on skateparks, parking lots, sidewalks, and library steps across the country. Step-by-step photo sequences with Mike Day, Kyle Huber, Todd Anderson, and other top riders are accompanied by concise captions that break down and illustrate the techniques featured. Riders will learn tricks and moves designed for everyone from beginners to experienced riders.
I would say the book suits the beginners well. They'll have 126 pages to study and learn about BMX. Experienced or old school riders, don't bother. It's one of those books that will show up at a library or book store in a few years. You pick it up, flip through it and giggle (again).