A piece of wood, two trucks, four wheels…a skateboard.
You start by rolling down a sidewalk, and end up rolling through life. For some the ride stops at the end of the street; for others the ride never ends. This book was written by those for whom the ride is never-ending: by the 15-year-old grom who falls asleep dreaming of skateboarding; by the 40-something “pad dad” you see at the local skatepark; by the women whose stories have never been told; and by the 73-year-old architect who didn’t begin skateboarding until the age of 65.
Over 170 stories and 200+ photographs. The "everyman/everywoman" are accompanied by contributions from some "notable" skateboarders, and other personalities from the skateboard world that I have come to know since I began skateboarding in 1974.
Some of the great skateboarding photographers have graciously contributed to the book.
Introduction by Jack Smith
Foreword by Stacy Peralta
Edited by... More > Jonathan Harms
Cover and Book Design by Adrian Pina< Less
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Jan 26, 2010
Great book for schools, libraries and Skate/Surf shops everywhere. This book covers not only the pros but gives tons of great info and stories from the rest of the skaters that have contributed to the skateboard world but never had their name in the magazines. Great photos from the 60's, 70's and 80's too. Complete all the way to 2009! If you skated between 1949 and 2009, this book should be in your collection.
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