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A Secret History of the Ollie Featured in Concrete Wave

A Secret History of the Ollie is featured in the new issue of Concrete Wave Magazine (Summer 2015; Vol. 14, No. 1). The piece includes a special introduction by author Craig B. Snyder and a chapter excerpt. Thanks to publisher Michael Brooke for the love. 

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Ollie Power!

Recent cover for THE NEW YORKER magazine (August 3, 2015 issue), "The Endless Summer" by Mark Ulriksen. The significance of skateboarding's Ollie cannot be overstated as it continues to transcend even the heaviest of metal and knows no bounds. Nice orange tones combined with strong lines; similar in ways to the book cover. Could this be A Secret History of the Ollie-inspired artwork?

New Yorker Ollie Skateboarding

Designed by the Ollie


"Imagine a city of the future where skateboards are used as the primary form of transportation and recreation – in and out of your home. A utopia city for skateboarders would mean that a skateable path, like a ribbon connecting everything together, links each building in an unending ability to keep in motion on your board. The PAS House takes this concept and brings it to life through an architectural project mixing a modern single family home with a skateboard ramp structure – all from an environmentally-driven perspective."

One has to wonder what this unique house design (still in prototype stages) would look like without the Ollie. The oval deck shape used throughout the house as a theme is a by-product of the Ollie, as well as certain design aspects of the interior to entertain Ollie-based maneuvers. Pierre-André Senizergue, founder of the Etnies brand and its mother company, Sole Technology, has been working with designer Gil Le Bon Delapointe, the man behind the Skate Study House project, and Los Angeles-based, French architect Francois Perrin, on the PAS House where skateboarding and art collide.

Ollie Physics

Do you want to know what an Ollie is? Then check out this article from WIRED Magazine: "The Physics of Doing an Ollie on a Skateboard, or, the Science of Why I Can’t Skate" by Aatish Bhatia. Work on A Secret History of the Ollie continues…

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