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||High Interest Books Offer the Techniques and Tricks of Each of These Exciting Extreme Sports The so-called unconventional sports that include in-line skating, snowboarding, and rock sport climbing are in the mainstream today. They are radical sports that have captured the imaginations of millions of middle schoolers and teens nationwide, and now many millions of sports fans are outside jumping curbs, riding berms, and chugging up mountain trails. Rad Sports is a "how-to" sports series specially designed for beginners in each of six sports. The basics are explained so that beginners can learn good, safe habits now rather than trying to correct bad habits later. In-depth descriptions of each sport--including step-by-step photo sequences of techniques and tricks, sporting rules, and the proper safety gear to wear--make these books indispensable tools for novice middle school sports enthusiasts. Did you know that rock sport climbing can be done indoors as well as outdoors on a real mountain? In fact,millions of today's sport climbers learn this exhilarating sport using a wall at an indoor gym or facility. This book teaches the indoor rock wall climbing techniques used by sport climbers in the X Games. Safety is stressed as well as proper climbing techniques that won't quickly sap the strength of a beginning climber. Step-by-step photographs teach the basic handholds and footholds, and how to get started in this growing sport.