The award-winning book on the birth of modern skateboarding.

Over 1200 images and photographs illustrate this 912-page unprecedented work.
A Secret History of the Ollie is the winner of six book awards, including three gold medals, and it was chosen as one of the Top 10 Photobooks of the Year by Mother Jones magazine. Regarded by many as "the bible of skateboarding," this is a book that should be in every home, school, and public library.

Volume 1: The 1970s — Available Now
Volume 2: The 1980s — No release date set


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20% off – December 1 to 31, 2018


When the no-handed aerial known as the Ollie was created 40 years ago in 1978, no one had any idea how influential and ubiquitous this skateboarding maneuver would be in the years to come.

In celebration, we are offering exclusive pricing on this colorful, action-packed history of skateboarding. Now is the time to buy copies for yourself, your family, and your friends.


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All copies of A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1, are signed by the author, and come with an assortment of stickers and bookmarks.

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Hardcover, 9"x7"x2", 912 pages, over 1200 images and photographs
List price: $59.95
Sale price: $48.00 (20% off)

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The award-winning book on the birth of modern skateboarding. Over 1200 images and photographs illustrate this 912-page unprecedented work. A Secret History of the Ollie is the winner of five book awards, including three gold medals, and it was chosen as one of the Top 10 Photobooks of the Year by Mother Jones magazine. Regarded by many as "the bible of skateboarding," this is a book that should be in every home, school, and public library.

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secret history of the ollie book skateboard deck

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Special edition skateboard deck crafted and produced by Professor Paul Schmitt of PS Stix / Schmitt Stix fame. This a historically-designed deck that is reflective of the old school pigs or wide bowl riding decks that were produced from 1979 to 1982. It is similar in shape and dimensions to the Powell-Peralta Ollie Tank model that Alan "Ollie" Gelfand was riding during that era. A Secret History of the Ollie skateboard decks are a collaboration between Paul “The Professor” Schmitt and author/photographer Craig B. Snyder, and manufactured by PS Stix in Costa Mesa, California.

Dimensions:
10-3/4" Wide by 30-1/2" Long
3" Nose
6-5/8" Tail
16-3/4" Wheelbase

Features:
- natural maple finish top
- new school bolt pattern

- maple-ply construction
- mild triangulated concave
- wheel wells

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Paul Schmitt retro deck - SOLD OUT

A Secret History of the Ollie t shirt

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Special edition "A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE" T-shirts printed on fine high-quality 100% soft cotton. 
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large (XL), and XXL. 

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A Secret History of the Ollie t shirt

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SALE: $11.95

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A Secret History of the Ollie skateboarding book

A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE
VOLUME 1: THE 1970s • CRAIG B. SNYDER

BLACK SALT PRESS
Hardcover
912 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1930287003
ISBN-13: 9781930287006
Dimensions: 9.3 x 7 x 2.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
Retail: $59.95
Printed in the U.S.A.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
• TOP 10 PHOTOBOOKS Mother Jones
• BEST IN GENERAL TRADE ILLUSTRATED 58th Annu. New England Book Show, Boston
• GOLD MEDAL Foreword Reviews: Book of the Year Award in Sports
• BEST IN SPORTS
Independent Press Awards, New York, 2017
• BEST IN SPORTS
NYC Big Book Awards, New York, 2017
• GOLD MEDAL Independent Book Awards
• GOLD MEDAL FAPA President Book Awards