A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE
Volume 1: The 1970s
Craig B. Snyder
More than seven years in the making, A Secret History of the Ollie tells in part how a small, unheralded group of skaters revolutionized skating on both the East and the West Coasts. The Ollie is skateboarding's most famous and quintessential maneuver, and although this no-handed aerial is now over 35 years old, its influence on skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding remains, and has never been surpassed. In this vividly illustrated tome of skate history we follow this move from its origins in the 1970s to the present day. This unprecedented work is packed with never-before-seen photos and other unusual art. A Secret History of the Ollie also provides a rare glimpse into more than 50 years of skate history and the pioneers who made it.
Hardcover, 912 pages; List price: $59.95
Black Salt Press, 2015
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