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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A Secret History of the Ollie skateboarding book
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Hardcover, 9"x7"x2", 912 pages, over 1200 images and photographs. All copies of A Secret History of the Ollie from this website and eBay are signed by the author and come with an assortment of stickers and bookmarks.


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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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Available Sizes:
Medium and XXL (all other sizes sold out)





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: $60.00
Printed in the U.S.A.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
• TOP 10 PHOTOBOOKS Mother Jones
• BEST IN GENERAL TRADE ILLUSTRATED 58th Annual New England Book Show, Boston
• GOLD MEDAL Foreword Reviews: Book of the Year Award in Sports
• GOLD MEDAL FAPA President Book Awards
• GOLD MEDAL 20th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards
• BEST IN SPORTS NYC Big Book Awards
• BEST IN SPORTS Independent Press Awards, New York