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Skateboard Retrospective: A Collector's Guide

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Back in the seventies and early eighties, we used to ride these cumbersome 10- to 12-inch wide decks with big fat wheels. No skateparks had been built yet so we carved whatever surface we could find. Basically we did a lot of riding down hills. Not very clever, but we were entertained. The kids riding today are ten times better skaters than we ever were, and their boards are designed better — much better — too. But, in keeping with the theme of this list, what once was cool, then became stupid, is now cool again. Skateboard Retrospective is packed with photos of our heroes, Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, carving pools and drainage ditches on old-school Santa Cruz, Sims and Dogtown boards. Included is a huge catalog of amazing original boards from the first patented skateboard (1936) through to the narrow shark-nosed wooden decks of the sixties and the wide boards that followed.
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Heads up, collectors and enthusiasts! Rhyn Noll has put together a detailed look at the evolution of skateboarding that starts in the early twentieth century — with rollerskates, 2? x 4? boards, and some improvisation. Catch the concrete wave through the decades, as skateboarding developed into a popular pastime, a competitive sport, and a unique culture all its own. As skating continues to evolve and gain popularity, it?s no wonder that the boards of yesterday are in growing demand on today?s collector?s market. This incredible book combines 693 color photos of decks, wheels, trucks, and other gear that illustrate the sport?s dramatic changes in design and graphics; photos of famous riders in action over seven decades; a huge list of skateparks in the USA; and a useful glossary to help the newcomer get a handle on skateboard lingo. Full pricing information is provided. This book is a required reference for skateboarders, past and present, an excellent resource for collectors, and a fascinating look at an evolving popular culture!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764311222
Author:
Noll, Rhyn
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing
Location:
Atglen, PA
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Skateboarding
Subject:
Skateboards
Subject:
Skateboarding parks.
Subject:
Skateboarding - United States - History
Subject:
Skateboards - United States - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206).
Series Volume:
Z662-99
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.36x8.76x.90 in. 3.03 lbs.

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Back in the seventies and early eighties, we used to ride these cumbersome 10- to 12-inch wide decks with big fat wheels. No skateparks had been built yet so we carved whatever surface we could find. Basically we did a lot of riding down hills. Not very clever, but we were entertained. The kids riding today are ten times better skaters than we ever were, and their boards are designed better — much better — too. But, in keeping with the theme of this list, what once was cool, then became stupid, is now cool again. Skateboard Retrospective is packed with photos of our heroes, Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, carving pools and drainage ditches on old-school Santa Cruz, Sims and Dogtown boards. Included is a huge catalog of amazing original boards from the first patented skateboard (1936) through to the narrow shark-nosed wooden decks of the sixties and the wide boards that followed.

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