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Wes Humpston

Review: A Secret History of the Ollie. Volume 1: The 1970's

Review: A Secret History of the Ollie. Volume 1: The 1970’s

For the past while now I’ve been working my way through the weighty tome, A Secret History of the Ollie, written by Craig B. Snyder. The book caught my attention early on when I heard various skateboard pros make reference to it in interviews. Now the present rediscovery and re-connecting that many are doing with …

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The Most Culturally Important Skateboards of the 70's, 80's and early 90's

Most Culturally Important Skateboards in the 70s, 80s & 90s

Click here to read our Ultimate Retro Skateboard Buying Guide Introduction In a previous article on the Most Iconic Skateboards of the 1980s, we tried to develop a rationale and list of those boards that had the most popular familiarity and thus could be considered iconic. As noted in that article, these boards aren’t necessarily the …

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The First Ever Zephyr Board Produced?

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente, California is presently hosting a “Surf 2 Skate: From Liquid to Asphalt” exhibition. The stated purpose of the exhibition is to “cover the origins of skateboarding to sidewalk surfing and the early surf shop skate teams of the 1960s; the 70s and the Dog Town skating/surfing …

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A Short History of Rip City Skates

A Short History of Rip City Skates

A great interview with Jim McDowell on the history of Rip City Skates in Santa Monica, California. Jim gets into the origins of the shop, some early competition wars, their collaboration with Wes Humpston and their philosophy of providing high quality pro boards. Join the conversation on our Facebook page. Share:

Book Review: Skateboard Stickers

Book Review: Skateboard Stickers

While this is not a newly released book, my thought is that any good book related to skate culture is worth a review. “Skateboard Stickers” was put together by Mark Munison and Steve Cardwell and published by Laurence King Publishing. It is, as the title clearly suggests, a book about skateboard stickers. Now anyone who …

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