Author(s): Sierra Prescott
A stunningly photographed tribute to female skaters of all ages and backgrounds, from novice to pro--plus an illustrated history of the skateboard, skating tips and tricks, and more. In celebration of the rad, undying spirit of skateboarding, Shredders features gorgeous photography and stories of today's most awesome female skaters. The women and girls profiled range from rising young riders like eight-year-old Ariel Cai--who shreds at the largest indoor skate park in China--to old-school pros like Laura Thornhill Caswell--the first woman to get a signature model board--and today's star shredders like X Games gold winner and Tony Hawk protege Lizzie Armanto. From street and slalom skaters to park queens and long-distance pushers, Shredders features athletes and hobbyists of all skate styles, ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, showing that skateboarding has something for everyone. For aspiring skaters, Shredders is the perfect entryway into the world of skateboarding, with tips for setting up and maintaining your board as well as overviews of skate styles, history, and slang. And Shredders also invites experienced riders to fall back in love with the sport that embodies freedom, individuality, and active self-expression. Skaters of every stripe are sure to find their inspiration to shred within these pages.