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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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Early 1980's Skate Punk from Oxnard: Agression

Was Agression the best 1980s skate punk band?

1980s skate punk Agression from Oxnard, California 1980s skate punk band, Agression was based initially in Oxnard, California, in the early 1980s. Three of their members originally skated for Sims. The cover of their 1983 album, “Don’t Be Mistaken,” shows 1970’s Dogtown skater Arthur Lake as photographed by the legendary skate and punk photographer Glen …

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Sean Cliver's Disposable 1 Now Ready for Order

Sean Cliver’s Disposable 1 Now Ready for Order

For those of you who don’t already own a copy, the 10th Anniversary reprint of Sean Cliver’s book, Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art, is now in stock and available for order from the publishers, Gingko Press. You can purchase the book either in a softcover or hardcover edition. ($29.95 USD nad $39.95 USD respectively.) …

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Sean Cliver's "Disposable" to be Reprinted this Autumn

Sean Cliver’s “Disposable” to be Reprinted this Autumn

Good news is afoot for those who are tired by the prospect of having to pick this volume up at around $100 secondhand, as well as for those interested in skateboards and skate art generally. Sean Cliver’s Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art (also informally known as “Disposable I” by comparison with the second “Bible” …

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