A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE The new book by CRAIG B. SNYDER

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BOOK UPDATE: May 15, 2014
The original 2013 release was moved to Fall 2014 due to several unexpected personal events. Thank you for your patience. Please look for an announcement in the coming weeks for an opportunity to pre-order the book through a Kickstarter campaign.


EVERY CULTURE HAS A CREATION MYTH

Every culture has a creation myth and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention in the 1970s, and it lies at the root of nearly every significant move in street skating today. This groundbreaking no-handed aerial has also affected the evolution of surfing and snowboarding, and has left a permanent impression upon popular culture and language. This is the story of the Ollie, the technology that set the stage for its creation, the pioneers who made it happen, and the skaters who used it to start a revolution.

EXPECTED RELEASE: NOVEMBER 2014

A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1, is a 900-page history of skateboarding with over 1000 images. Contributing photographers include Jim Goodrich, Lance Smith, Bruce Walker, Al Porterfield, Hunter Joslin, Jonathan Utz, and Nicolas Delvalle.

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Photo credits: Image of Martin Rivera, Downtown Bogota, Colombia, 2011, by Nicolas Delvalle; iPad and Kindle image, courtesy of Kodomut.