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2015 Foreword INDIES Winner

Sports (Adult Nonfiction)

A Secret History of the Ollie

Vol. 1: The 1970s

2015 INDIES Winner
Gold, Sports (Adult Nonfiction)
Contributor(s)
Craig B. Snyder
Publisher
Black Salt Press
ISBN-13
978-1-930287-00-6
Publication Date
Mar 3, 2015
Pages
912
Price
$59.95
Tags
#gold
#sports
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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 and the skaters who used it to start a revolution.

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