A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE / CRAIG B. SNYDER




EVERY CULTURE HAS A CREATION MYTH
This is the story of the Ollie and the skaters who used it to launch a revolution.

Photo by Nicolas DelValle edge


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.




WHAT’S INSIDE?

• A history of skateboarding unlike any other that has been printed to date.

• Rare and previously unpublished photography that help illustrate some of the critical history in the book.

• Never-before-told stories and anecdotes from those who were there.

Volume 1: The 1970s, contains a 912-page history of skateboarding with over 1000 images. Contributing photographers include Jim Goodrich, Lance Smith, Bruce Walker, Al Porterfield, Hunter Joslin, Jonathan Utz, J. Grant Brittain, 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.