With this all-access pass, Tony Hawk shares the joy, the exhaustion, the adrenaline, and the pain of life on the road. Between Boardslides and Burnout puts you right on the edge of the ramp and on the road with him -- from competitions to demos, to store openings, to autograph signings, to movie sets, and back home.
Never before has a professional skateboarder offered such a complete look into his life -- and mind.
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Tony Hawk is the bestselling author of Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder. In the 1999 X Games, Tony landed the first 900 degree arial turn in skateboarding history. A stunt he had been working on for years. He has released three video games for playstation: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. He lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife and three children.From Publishers Weekly:
Beneath a scrim of grungy, distressed-looking design motifs, skateboarding superstar Hawk presents a tour diary of his most recent trips around the world, from the X-Games to the Fox Teen Choice Awards and back again. Written in the dopey drawl of the diehard extreme sportsman, Hawk's diary extols a lifestyle of predictable thrill-seeking (donut fights in the RV, singing along to gangsta rap), in the end painting a portrait of a nice guy with not very much to say. With less-than-gripping sentences such as "The course looked fun, so I decided to skate a little," and "The crowd was huge as we walked in, and the street demo was exciting," the diary is largely an excuse for splashy graphics and photography, neither of which are delivered to much effect. Many of the photos are merely headshots of Hawk in far-flung locales, and the design looks like Raygun magazine circa 1996 at best. In the wake of the recent skateboarding documentary Dogtown and Z Boys, however, which turned self-promotion into an extreme sport of its own, this volume may well find an audience in the desperately-sought-after youth market of wannabes.
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Book Description Regan Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007156812
Book Description Regan Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7156812