visión de conjunto:Críticas When my dad brothers and I opened Val Surf in 1962 we had decided to include skateboards in our product offering thus making us the world's first legitimate skateboard shop. The skateboard has evolved so much since then so it's great to see a new generation of skatemakers head back into the garage shop to build their own decks. A copy of The Handmade Skateboard would be a very helpful tool to guide them along. -- Mark Wally Richards President and Co-Founder of Val Surf Boardshop and early skateboard pioneer I know Matt Berger from the woodworking world so I expected this book to be an excellent resource for the how-to of deck building. What I didn't expect was the healthy dose of history and cultural perspective leaving me much more informed and appreciative of the skateboard movement and the thought that goes into even the most modest skateboard design. - Marc Spagnuolo aka The Wood Whisperer Like a canoe-building manual for dry land Matt Berger's elucidating treatise will elevate your skateboard shop skills from ollie to goofy-foot kick-flip with panache. Build yourself a stylish vehicle that requires no fuel beyond bacon vanquishing the traffic and the claustrophobia of conventional conveyance. - Nick Offerman Actor comedian woodworker and author of Paddle Your Own Canoe Reseña del editor The Handmade Skateboard is the definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes from the high-performance street deck to the classic longboard to a vintage pinstripe cruisers 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 deck to fit your personal style making 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 detailed photos illustrations and clear written instruction throughout provide all the information and motivation you need to make your own skateboard from scratch. Contraportada The definitive book on building skateboards from scratch. When you make your own skateboard from scratch you have the opportunity to create something that is perfectly tailored to you the perfect deck to fit your personal style. Beginner or advanced this book teaches you to build custom handmade skateboards that turn eyes everywhere you go. Theres nothing wrong with choosing off-the-shelf and mass produced but who doesnt prefer to stand out? Be different. Be one of a kind. Build your own board. Inside The Handmade Skateboard youll find: A comprehensive history of the skateboard Expert tips and techniques for designing your own deck Step-by-step instructions for five custom boards Profiles of todays top skatemakers. Biografía del autor Matt Berger is a digital producer author and woodworker in northern California who has a passion for making things from scratch and teaching others how to do the same. Matt earned his stripes in the woodshop as an editor at Fine Woodworking magazine where he edited articles and produced and starred in how-to videos featured on FineWoodworking.com. There he honed his skills building high-quality furniture the authentic way with hand tools sturdy joinery and quality hardwoods. These days Matt practices woodworking on nights and weekends building skateboard decks out of his garage workshop aka SK8Makers HQ and through his series of DIY Skateboard Workshops at local schools and community centers. By day he's a content manager for a major Silicon Valley technology company producing video social media and interactive content for the web.