A History of The Ollie Book Vol.1: The 1970's - Sale

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By:Craig B. Snyder.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.(Hardcover: 912 pages/Language: English)

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, then, is the story of the Ollie, the history and technology that set the stage for its creation, the pioneers who made it happen, and the skaters who used it to start a revolution.

A writer, photographer, and artist, Craig Snyder grew up skating with Alan "Ollie" Gelfand and many of the Florida skate stars of the 1970s and 1980s. He worked as a staff photographer for Skate Rider, was a contributor to Wave Rider, SkateBoarder, and National Skateboard Review, and has served as a consultant to numerous skate and surf-related projects and publications. Snyder's images have been published internationally by Der Spiegel, ESPN, TransWorld Skateboarding, and Concrete Wave, and appeared in a number of books and films. In 2011, Snyder was inducted into Florida's Skateboard Hall of Fame.

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