Skate Books
Russ Howell
SkateBoard Techniques
Russ Howell
All You Need To Know About SkateBoards
Russ Howell
HandBook Of FreeStyle
Michael Brooke
Concrete Wave
Michael Brooke
Skate Legends
Rhyn Noll
Retrospective Collector's Guide
Sean Mortimer
StaleFish
Jack Smith
Lives On Board
Flow Hofmeister
Vintage SkateRock
Gene Brown
Hodads Beware
Craig B.Snyder
A Secret History Of The Ollie
Independent Truck Company
Built To Grind
25 Years Of Hardcore Skateboarding
Jim Phillips
Skateboard Art Of Jim Phillips
Larry Balma - Tracker
40 Years Of Skateboard History
Vans Skateboard Shoe Company
Stories Of Sole From Vans Originals
Published by Concrete Wave (2004)
The Legacy Of Warren Bolster
The Gordon & Smith
Skateboard Team Book
Ben Marcus
The Skateboard
Disposable Skateboard Bible: A Skateboard Collector's Bible
Disposable A History of Skateboard Art
The Complete Skateboard Book
Skate the World: Photographing One World of Skateboarding
Skateboards and Skateboarding
Ben Davidson
The Skateboard Book
Matt Berger
The Handmade Skateboard
James Davis
Skateboard Roadmap
Skateboards (Made by Hand)
The Handmade Skateboard
Jay Boy-The Early Years Of Jay Adams
Globe
Unemployable
Drew Kampion & Bruce Brown
Stoked (Surfing)
   


Skateboard Techniques,
Safety & Maintenance

Russ Howell

Ure Smith, Sydney, 1975

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All You Need To Know About Skateboards

Russ Howell

Ure Smith, Sydney, 1975


HandBook Of FreeStyle SkateBoard Tricks

Jim O'Mahoney & Russ Howell

Cowboy Star Publications, 1975
Wilmington, California

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The Concrete Wave

Michael Brooke

Warwick Publishing, 1999
Toronto & Los Angeles

The best "History of SkateBoarding" Book
ever written. Great research and stories!



Skate Legends

Michael Brooke

Olmstad Press, 2002
Milford, Connecticutt


An overview of four decades of skating:
The top 150 skaters from the 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's.


SkateBoard:
Retrospective Collectors Guide


Rhyn Noll
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310

An incredible photo collection of
skateboards since the beginning
of the sport

Includes suggested prices for dealers.


Stalefish

Sean Mortimer

Chronicle Books
680 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94107

A classic collection of skateboarding lore and legend straight from the heart of the icons that created it. - Juice Magazine

Skateboarding's formative years and milestones eroded before they were documented. Stalefish captures those stories in a way skateboarders old and new can relate to. A necessary book. - TransWorld SKATEboarding

This book may not settle the sport versus subculture versus cult debate, but with stories of skate-induced ulcers, skatepark torture, ramp arson, trespassing, the birth of punk, and more, it captures like no other how skateboarding can derail your life in a beautiful way.


The Skateboarder's Journal
Lives on Board

Jack Smith

"The Skateboarder's Journal - Lives on Board" is now available.

A piece of wood, two trucks, four wheels...a skateboard.

You start by rolling down a sidewalk, and end up rolling through life. For some the ride stops at the end of the street; for others the ride never ends. This book was written by those for whom the ride is never-ending: by the 15-year old grom who falls asleep dreaming of skateboarding; by the 40-something "pad dad" you see at the local skatepark; by the women whose stories have never been told; and by the 73-year old architect who didn't begin skateboarding until the tender age of 65.

These are just a few of the stories you will find in this book. You might even find your story inside...just written by someone else.

I am stoked to announce that the soft-cover version of "The Skateboarder's Journal - Lives on Board" is now available to order. The book looks great thanks to the efforts of designer Adrian Pina and editor Jonathan Harms, both of whom devoted an incredible amount of time and energy to this project (both are still making tweaks here and there).

The book is available from a few different sources:
Direct from me - If you would like a signed copy use this method.
From Lulu.com, probably the quickest way to get the book, since they are the printer and will ship directly to you.
From Amazon.com, if you usually order your books from Amazon you can order the book there.

For those of you who have pre-ordered the book it will begin shipping in a few days. I would like to thank all the skaters who contributed to the book. I would also thank all of you who have pre-ordered the book for being so patient.

All the best,
Jack Smith


What people are saying ...

An amazing book, a great addition to skateboarding history...Stacy Peralta

GET IT!!! IT IS AMAZING..full of amazing stories, funny, sad, gnarly, you will laugh your face off!!!...Carole Rubin

The book is great. Grassroots and Groovy...Wynn Miller

Very cool book of skateboard stories!!!!...Christopher Zsarnay

Damn. Every time I pick up and read something astounding. Amazing. Life changing. How great is skateboarding? How great it is that you've assembled IT in one place!?! My wife likes it! Easy to share. You've captured the essence of generations of skateboarders; it's a true 'bible'...Jim Fitzpatrick

I got the book today, now I understand what an enormous job you have done, I am touched when I see all the text in this work the history of skateboarding...Patrik Sonesson

Amazing. The most unique and authentic expression of skateboarding culture I've seen in a long time. Great framing of the experiences, folklore and personalities that connect us as skaters, and great underscoring of the spirit of the sport and a very cool time in our lives. Awesome...Alain Mazer

I just received my copy of 'Lives on Board.' Looks great and the content is put together quite well...Joel Mora

The book is more than Awesome. It is a skater's dream...Jeff Haynes

Oh my goodness, it is truly awesome and amazing! Thank you for putting it together, you can feel the time, dedication and passion that was put into it! It's just plain rad and I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us!...Laura Harbert

Stacy's opening story about the fence and the mail woman is classic, and perfect. With all he's done, to pick that story to open the book is a stroke of genius...still reading. Thanks again...Rick Floyd

There are some real gems in this collection. Some are short and funny. Others are deep and exhaustive. But every one of the stories are interesting in their own way. Jack threw his net pretty wide when he called for articles, and that's maybe the best thing about the book. You can read about a guy who pushed a longboard across China in one section, and the next minute you can learn what it was like to grow up in Dogtown in the 70's. There are so many facets to skateboarding. I think Jack did a great job of capturing in this book what skateboarding has meant to so many of us...Gary Fluitt

It is amazing true work of art and history! Thanks for putting such a cool idea on paper...Brian Roller

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Dr. SkateRock Presents
      (aka Flow Hofmeister)

Vintage Skaterock

A book about skateboard music
of the 1960's and 1970's.

Price: 30.- US$ (including postage to the USA)
As it is a D.I.Y. product, itīs self-published, etc., U.S. citizens have to order it directly from Dr. SkateRock so far.

Website: www.vintageskaterock.de

The first book ever about skateboard music, covering the almost unexplored first two decades of Skaterock. It combines the discographic area as well as the history of this era. "Vintage Skaterock" has them all: the pioneers from 1964, like The Sidewalk Surfers, The Good Guys, Jan & Dean or The Challengers, the big hits of the late 1970's like "L.A. Run" (The Carvells) or "Skateboard Ooh-Ah-Ah" (Benny Copains), big names like Jefferson Starship, obscure studio projects like the Skateboard Rollers or Superskateboard Machine, The Scandinavian Dansband phenomenom and many more releases from all over the world, including rarieties like Urs from Switzerland, Plastic Zoo from Japan or Blend from South Africa. And it has the exclusive story of the skateboard guitar of Surf Punks guitarist Drew Steele!

192 pages, 7" format, hardcover, about 350 colored scans of record covers and labels, plus many photos and extras.


Hodads Beware
Surfing Stories

Gene Brown
Rilgac Associates, 1962
1350 N. Highland Ave.,
Hollywood 28, California

Contact:
Mark B. Jones
Attorney at Law
Box 1668
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

Gene Brown died
March 12, 2011
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The original publication was colorized
by Russ Howell in 2001.
Gene wanted to colorize his second book,
but ran out of time.



Black Salt Press, LLC
1730 South Federal Highway, No. 319
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
United States
A Secret History Of The Ollie - Volume 1: The 1970's
Craig B.Snyder
First Edition 2015 - www.OllieBook.com

Every culture has a creation myth, and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention in the 1970's, 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, 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.

"'A Secret History Of The Ollie' will rewrite skateboarding history as we know it." - Betsy Gordon, Smithsonian

"It is seriously the best book I've read yet on skateboarding history - the intimate details as well as the broad view of the industry and pastime is phenomenal." - Nexka Pfeifer, curator, Sidewalk Surfing: The Art & Culture of Skateboarding, The Everhart Museum


Built To Grind
25 Years Of Hardcore Skateboarding


Independent Truck Company
$34.95


Skateboard Art Of Jim Phillips

A Schiffer Book
$29.95


40 Years Of Skateboard History

Larry Balma - Tracker


Stories Of Sole From Vans Originals

Vans Skateboard Shoe Company


The Legacy Of Warren Bolster
Master Of Skateboard Photography


Photography by Warren Bolster
Published by Concrete Wave (2004)
Editor: Daniel Gesmer


The Gordon & Smith
Skateboard Team Book


G&S Skateboards
$35.00


The Skateboard
The Good, The Rad, And The Gnarly


Ben Marcus


Disposable - Skateboard Bible:
A Skateboard Collector's Bible


Gingko Press
Paperback
$34.50


Disposable - A History of Skateboard Art

Gingko Press
Paperback
$29.90


The Complete Skateboard Book
Style, Technique, Stunts & Safety


Maggi Russell & Bruce Sawford (Editors of Skateboard Magazine)
Paperback


Skate the World:
Photographing One World of Skateboarding


Jonathan Mehring
Foreword by Tony Hawk


Skateboards and Skateboarding
The Complete Beginner's Guide


Lavada Weir
Piccolo Books
Paperback


The Skateboard Book

Ben Davidson


The Handmade Skateboard:
Design & Build a Custom Longboard,
Cruiser, or Street Deck from Scratch


Matt Berger
Paperback


Skateboard Roadmap
History, Tricks, Culture, Global Coverage,
Top Skaters


James Davis
Paperback


Skateboards
(Made by Hand)


Patricia Lakin
Hardcover


The Handmade Skateboard

Matt Berger


Jay Boy-The Early Years Of Jay Adams

Kent Sherwood


Unemployable
30 Years Of Hardcore , Skate And Street


Globe
Hardcover


Stoked
A History Of Surf Culture


Drew Kampion & Bruce Brown



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